Category Archives: 1st XI Match Reports

Grade 2 Champs Fall to Banchory Defeat

FPs were confirmed as Grade 2 champions after the washout at Methlick but had hoped for better in the latest game against Banchory which resulted in a loss by 49 runs. restricting Banchory to 202 for 5 had FPs well placed and at drinks FPs were 79 for 2 but quick wickets thanks to some fine Sam Rotherham bowling meant Banchory ran out comfortable winners.

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No play at Methlick

Due to heavy overnight rain it has been agreed by both teams there is no chance of play and the game has been called off. FPs had been due to line-up Keith, Nattrass, Youles, Haider (c), Swiergon, Gill, Morrison, Javaid, Lee, Johnston, Prash but all can now enjoy an afternoon off.

FPs move one step closer to promotion with routine win over AberGreen

Rob Swiergon made an unbeaten 86

FPs turned in a near faultless home performance as they beat AberGreen by 157 runs, in a win that puts the Rubislaw side on the brink of promotion. A quick-fire 55 from Alex Keith set the tone for the innings before Rob Swiergon hit a swashbuckling 86 not out, Grammar finishing on 303/8. Aware that they were unlikely to chase down the huge target set, AberGreen went in search of batting points and played a sensible game, finishing on 146 all out, with the 10th wicket falling in the final over.

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FPs lose by 1 wicket

The outcome on Saturday was  an exciting 1 wicket loss as Knightriders triumphed off the penultimate ball.

The facts of the game were as follows.

FPs lined up Nattrass, Keith, Penman, Haider (c), Garwood, Swiergon, Morrison, Murray, Javaid, Lee (w), Norwood.

The game started at 1325, 10 minutes later than the agreed 1315 start. FPs lost wickets regularly, with George bowling extremely well taking 2 for 13. Only Agha Haider made a mark with 66 of FPs 154 for 9, receiving good support from Tom Murray.

Knightriders raced to 74 for no loss before Haider ran out Kesavan. Morrison then dispatched the top order with 3 for 27. FPs reduced Knightriders to 135 for 9 with Nattrass getting 3 for 15 and Garwood 2 for 26 but a late flurry saw Knights home.

FPs look forward to the game against 2nd Abergreen next week at Rubislaw.

Man of the Match
Agha Haider for his 66, although Hasnanin Javaid’s 3 catches were impressive.

Champagne Moment
Mike Nattrass bouncing out a batsman.


2nd Knights v FPs scorecard


Silver Lining as FPs lift Bon Accord Cup

FPs produced a near perfect performance as they stormed to a 78 run win and lifted the Bon Accord 2020 cup on a beautiful day at Mannofield. Alex Keith was deservedly man of the match with a swashbuckling 77 in FPs 173 for 4. He was well supported by Agha Haider with 42 and a quickfire 24 not out from Karan Anand. FPs then bowled and fielded well with Hasnain Javaid taking 4 for 20 after Anand had knocked over the top order with 3 for 22.

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