Last Wicket Heroics Lift FPs to Victory

Thomson was the unlikely batting hero

Number 11 John Thomson top scored with 30 not out and took the winning wicket as FPs won a compelling game at Inverurie. FPs looked dead and buried at 73 for 9 but Chris Clelland  (26no) at 9 and last man Thomson combined to add an unbeaten 58 to lift FPs to 131 for 9. Prash then bowled a fantastic spell to take 5 for 19 as FPs turned the game round to win by 21 runs. Continue reading

FPs Crash To Knightriders Loss

FPs title hopes were all but ended as they crumbled to a 30 run defeat to Knightriders at Groats Road.  Having bowled well, FPs let the initiative slip as they allowed Knightriders to make 151 for 8 and then batted poorly on a tricky wicket, being bowled out in the final over, only Karan Anand 38 and Rob Swiergon making any impact.

For Knightriders, Tenneti batted well to make 49 with Prash claiming 2 wickets for FPs. There were also 4 run outs as FPs fielded well in the most part. 5 wickets for Vijayraj meant that Knightriders pushed FPs behind the rate and ultimately claimed a deserved victory.

FPs team: Keith, Morrison, Senthil, Swiergon, Anand, Proud, Mapplebeck, Herd, Clelland, Challa, Prash

With the title now out of grasp, FPs face Inverurie away on Saturday in a battle to claim 2nd spot. They will have to do it without a string of players including Anand, Senthil and Herd who are either injured or unavailable, but it sure to be a good contest.

Man of The Match
Prash bowled well against his previous side.

Champagne Moment
The number of run outs – proper village fare…

 

Teams for 17th and 18th August

1ST XI V Inverurie (A)

Meet 11.45 at Grammar Club or 12.15 at Kellands Park, Inverurie

M Challa
C Clelland
A Keith
R Knudson
C McKinney
R Monnapillai
G Morrison
P Poosappadi
F Proud
R Swiergon (c)
J Thomson

2Nd XI V Methlick (H)

Meet 12.30 at Rubislaw

M Barker
L d’Costa
U Farook
S Harrower
J Lord
P Macklin
M Nattrass
P Norwood
A Sood (c)
C Poolman
J Youles

2Nd XI V Siyapa (N)

Meet 12.00 at Grammar Club or 12.30 at Peoples Park, Dyce

M Barker
C Clelland
E Gubbala
A Haider
S Harrower
R Knudson
R Monnapillai
M Nattrass
A Sood (c)
R Wilkie
J Youles

21 Questions with Callum Herd

Literally years after our last round of 21 questions we caught up with Callum one quiet Saturday morning as he was going through his usual professional pre-game preparations …..

Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it

Age: Externally – 24, Internally – 86, Emotionally – Drained

Occupation: Leasing agent, love a fully furnished flat with gas central heating and double glazing. Must say those 3 things at least 10 times a day. Outwith that, part-functioning alcoholic.

Role in Team: All rounder who can’t score more than 20 and front line spinner with the incapability of pitching 6 balls in the same half of the pitch an over.

Previous Clubs: Aberdeenshire CC twice… less said about that the better, Aberdeen University Cricket Club , Royal Challengers Rubislaw (Back to Back to Back Champions) , AU 2s Indoor (Scottish Champions, undefeated) Continue reading

FPs win low scoring thriller

Mapplebeck produced a fine all round display

Harry Mapplebeck was the FPs hero as he top scored with 36 and claimed 3 for 18 as FPs won a tight contest at Ellon by 3 runs. Having been dismissed for an under par 144 on a challenging wicket, FPs bowled and fielded superbly to turn the tables and claim a vital win and move back up to 2nd in the league. Karan Anand also took 3 wickets including bowling Middleton to seal the match, Ellon perhaps regretting turning down a number of singles as the match reached it’s conclusion.

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