2018 Fixtures now updated

All fixtures have now been updated on the website including the Sunday development team.  Cup fixtures have been added, with all dates also which are dependent on success in earlier rounds.

Due to the Academy and Kemnay merger, there are now 2 free Saturdays in the 2nd XI calendar.

FPs Fall Short in CS Trophy

McKinney performed well with bat, ball and in the field.

FPs put up a valiant fight against St.Michaels in the CS Challenge Trophy but eventually succumbed to a 3 wicket loss. The main difference between the sides were St Michaels being able to call upon Overseas Professional Niemand who took 2 for 24 and made a quickfire 27 and overseas amateur, the talented Martins who took 2 for 35 and made a composed 42. St Michaels skipper Holmes smashed 61 to see his side home.  The highlight for FPs was some sublime fielding, Connor McKinney claiming a stunning caught and bowled before surpassing himself with a one handed horizontal grab at short cover to a full blooded drive. Steinson also caught a brilliant diving effort at midwicket.  Good batting efforts by Steinson 42 and McKinney 29 helped FPs to a competitive 171 all out.  Connor McKinney claimed 2 early wickets and was backed up by Roland Knudson with 1 and Sam Knudson claiming another professional scalp, much to the anger of Nieman who in true comic fashion who through all his kit in anger at the pavillion having been caught at point.

Steinson top scored

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Knightriders Stunned by King Karan

Karan smashed an incredible unbeaten 99

Karan Anand played one of the greatest innings in FPs history making 99 not out as he channeled his inner Brathwaite to snatch victory from seemingly certain defeat as FPs bandwagon somehow rolled on. All looked lost at 83 for 6 and 127 for 8 chasing 193, but Karan Anand had others ideas with an extraordinary late onslaught as FPs won with 3 balls remaining. Having expertly farmed the bowling in adding 33 for the 9th wicket with Roland Knudson, he then combined with John Thomson to add 35 for the last wicket, Thomson facing 1 ball for 0 not out. It was a masterful innings and incredibly timed but with 25 needed off the last 2 overs, the game appeared to be slipping away. It mattered not as Anand , smashed a tile off the pavilion roof with an enormous 6, hammered a one bounce four over mid wicket and pushed a single off the last ball to get back on strike for the final over.

14 were needed from the last over but that was destroyed in just 3 balls, a huge maximum over mid wicket, a pull over square leg for 4, before the coup-de-grace, an monstrous six straight back over the bowlers head to seal an incredible win. Earlier he had claimed 4 for 23 in a true man of the match effort. Continue reading

Teams for 19th and 20th May

1st XI v Knight Riders (H)

Meet 12.15 at Rubislaw

R Swiergon (c)
K Anand
E Gubbala
A Keith
R Knudson
H Mapplebeck
C McKinney
G Morrison (w)
P Poosapaddi
E Steinson
J Thomson

2nd XI v 2nd Knight Riders (A)

Meet 12.30 at Groats Road

M Nattrass (c)
N Chawla
J Eagles
G Hunter
I Johnston
B Joseph
S Knudson
T Murray
D Russell
S Winstanley
JPL Williams

1st XI v St Michael’s (H) – CS Challenge Cup

Meet 12.15 at Rubislaw

R Swiergon (c)
A Keith
R Knudson
S Knudson
C McKinney
G Morrison (w)
M Nattrass
P Poosappadi
A Senthil
E Steinson
J Thomson

Cup Fixture Update

Due to Sunday’s postponement in the CS Challenge Cup, the Aberdeenshire Cup tie against Grampian has been rescheduled for Sunday June 3rd. The CS Challenge Cup Tie against St Michaels will go ahead at Rubislaw this Sunday weather permitting at Rubislaw.

Rain beats CS Challenge Cup Tie

Heavy rain on Sunday morning put paid to FPs Scottish Challenge Cup Tie against St Michaels. The game will be played next Sunday with the Aberdeenshire Cup game against Grampian scheduled for that day rescheduled.