There was no chance of play on a wet Saturday
After persistent heavy rain overnight, the rain continued all morning on Saturday meaning all 3 games were wiped out for FPs along with most sides in Scotland. It was a bitter blow as after some really hard work to source players after 2 scratchings, 3rds were set to complete their 1st game of the season against 2nd Kemnay Kintore. 1sts clash with bottom of the table Ellon was called off as was 2nds away clash with 2nd Grampian.
With the weather looking better for Sunday, the Rubislaw XI should start their league campaign after previous postponements with a game at home to Gordonians.
Next Saturday, cricket may well take a back seat for a number of the long established clubs and players due to a certain game in Glasgow, but not with standing FPs have 3 Saturday fixtures, 1sts at Bon Accord, 2nds at home to Stonehaven and 3rds are scheduled to travel to 2nd Stonehaven.
The following day 1sts host Edinburgh Accies in the CS Challenge Cup, the trophy brought in to replace the Small Clubs Cup which FPs won so magnificently in 2016.
rubislaw XI V sdcc (H)
Meet 1740 at Rubislaw. Match Starts at 6pm
Captain Swiergon will hope a change of format brings a change of luck
R Swiergon (c)
G Morrison (w)
Social Media favourite Callum Herd produced a fine all round showing
Callum Herd is a man who does not like to end a night early, but some late hitting ensured FPs chased down the tough task of 227 earlier than expected, with 3 overs to spare. He had earlier slowed a Knightriders juggernaut that had threatened to post well in excess of 300 with some crafty off spin and was badly let down by some dreadful catching, keeper Morrison producing one of the worst drops you’ll see in many years. Herd then built on som
Herd is congratulated after a catch was finally held off his bowling
e good batting by Keith 79 and Morrison 40 who put on 83 for the 1st wicket, to smash 34 in 20 balls to lead FPs to the brink of the win, which Senthil completed in fine style. Earlier for Knightriders Mahan made a fine 86 and Vijay an excellent 76 in a stand of 150.
Morrison struck an important 39
FPs recorded their 2nd win of the season in a bad tempered encounter as the Allan Park welcomed cricket back to Cults. After FPs made just 122, Cults looked well set to record a comfortable win, but the combination of some excellent pace bowling, good fielding and a sporting pitch ensured it was FPs who won by 51 runs as they dismantled Cults for just 71. Karan Anand (3-5) grabbed the headlines with a stunning hat trick to seal the win, but he was well supported by Sajid Hammed (3-19) and by openers Rob Rutnam (2-28) and Harry Mapplebeck (1-13). There was little to note with the bat for FPs with only Geoff Morrison (39) and Rob Swiergon (16) making an impression but at least sharing a vital stand of 54.
Running a cricket club doesn’t get any cheaper and we need to look at every opportunity to bring in additional funds. The Committee are currently looking at options to improve our outdoor practice facilities and any sponsorship which we can find will help out enormously.
We have opportunities to suit any pocket; individuals or corporate:
- Matchball Sponsorship @ £25 per game: You or your company will be mentioned on the website fixture list and match report with a weblink as well as promotion on our Twitter and Facebook accounts
- Website Advertising @ £100 for 12 months: A banner or large button advertisement which will run for a year on our popular website
- Club Sponsorship: We would be happy to discuss options for any individual or company who would like to sponsor the club or make a significant donation, which could include our playing kit, equipment and facilities at Rubislaw or Junior development.
If you, your company or anyone else that you know would be interested in anything from a single matchball sponsorship to a tailored sponsorship deal then please contact Chris Clelland by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.