After a very tough 2018 season, the 2nd XI have started the 2019 season in fine
style with 2 wins from 2. New skipper Aman Sood and wicketkeeper Chris Clelland have been the key performers both scoring runs in each game and Aman picking up 4 wickets. Kapil Bali has also picked up 4 wickets in the opening 2 fixtures.
On the opening day FPs defeated Banchory in a tight game by 5 wickets with 8 balls remaining. Having been set 177 for victory thanks to 70 from Hicks, they batted carefully in dreadful conditions to ease home, Chris Clelland with 47 not out, Aman Sood with 32 and 25 from Aly MacDonald.
The 2nd game took FPs to Fraserburgh on a bitterly cold day and despite being depleted with 9 nine men due to drop outs, they pulled off a very impressive 36 run win. Again assisted by Aman 44 and Clelland 43, they made 146 all out. An excellent bowling and fielding display meant they were able to dismiss the home side for 100, Aman claiming 3 for 23 Kapil Bali 2 for 13 and Sean Harrower 2 for 44. Chris Clelland also claimed 4 catches and a stumping in a fine all round showing. The game was sealed with 2 run outs.
Next up they face 2nd Knightriders at Rubislaw.