Category Archives: 1st XI Match Reports

Stoneywood Oust FPs in 2 Counties Cup

FPs slipped to a 7 wicket defeat in a tight affair on Thursday night at Rubislaw in the 2 Counties Cup. Stoneywood successfully chasing down FPs 155 for 6 with 2 balls to spare thanks to good half centuries Andrew McLaren 65 not out and Ryan Williams 51.  For FPs Karan Anand struck 51 from 29 balls and Ranald Wilkie hit an enterprising 48 not out from 38 balls.

FPs Senthil 0, Herd 22, Swiergon 3, Anand 51, Wilkie 48 not out, Knudson 6, Morrison 7, Sood 8 not out, Russell DNB, Poosapaddi DNB, Haider DNB,

Hood 4-0-26-1, Lambley 2-0-25-1, Williams 4-046-0, Davidson 4-0-16-1, Rayner 4-0-32-2, Palaninathan 2-0-8-1.

Stoneywood Lambley 0, MacLaren 65 not out, Williams 51, Palaninathan 4, Lambley 20 not out

Poosapaddi 3-0-15-1, Knudson 2-0-22-0, Herd 4-0-34-1, Anand 4-0-37-1, Haider 2-0-16-0, Sood 3-0-13-0, Swiergon 2-0-14-0.

Dads Army Saves the Day at Cults

Knudson & Thomson combined to see FPs home

Veterans Roland Knudson and John Thomson saved the day at Cults as FPs narrowly avoided a shock defeat in the Aberdeenshire Cup. Having conceded 157 to Cults on a very tricky pitch, FPs were indebted to a stand of 24 for the 9th wicket between the old hands to see them to victory with a ridiculous 16 overs to spare. Knudson made 19 not out including a huge straight six and he and Thomson then scrambled an unlikely 3 with an overthrow to hand FPs a semi final place against Mannofield. Continue reading

Inverurie Dampen FP Title Hopes

FPs were deservedly beaten at Inverurie

Inverurie were deserved winners against an under par FPs on Saturday at a very wet Kellands Park. In conditions more akin to Genesis Chapter 6, both sides battled on bravely in pouring rain for large parts which left the pitch in fairly dire straits long before the end.  Despite a determined 61 from Alex Keith and 44 from Eddie Steinson, FPs total of 178 all out  always looked like it was not quite enough and Chris Watson made sure of this with a splendid 92 which was the mainstay of Inverurie’s 7 wicket win, George Hadden hitting a dogged 40 in support. Continue reading

Rubislaw Run Fest as FPs pass Academy Test

A good team effort kept FPs season on track

FPs won a very good natured game on Saturday by 58 runs against a spirited Academy side at a sunny Rubislaw.  With a re-laid artificial surface and a lightening quick outfield, FPs scored 292 for 8 which was upgraded to 302 for 8 after penalty runs were awarded in the 2nd innings in rather unfortunate circumstances when Academy were twice penalised for running on the pitch. FPs were led by an aggressive 66 from Alex Keith and was well supported by skipper Swiergon who struck 57, Arul Senthil who made 41 and the a Karan Anand blitz who smashed 73 in quick time. Academy were always behind the rate and despite a fine century from Kache (110), they eventually closed on a very creditable 244 for 8, Roland Knudson claiming 3 wickets.  With Bon Accord losing to Mannofield FPs reclaimed top spot on run rate. Continue reading

Keith Ton Downs Montrose in 2 Counties

Alex Keith hammered an unbeaten 124 off 52 balls as FPs easily won their 2

Keith hit a fine century

Counties Cup 20/20 match against Montrose.  He hit 25 fours and 1 six on a lightening Rubislaw outfield as he raised his century in 43 balls, his 1st 50 coming in just 17 balls, including hitting the 1st 5 balls of the game to the boundary. It was his first FPs ton having made many for previous clubs and one for the Grades select this season already.

He was well supported by Eddie Steinson (42 from 21), Rob Swiergon (27 from 22), and Geoff Morrison (29 not out from 15) with the returning favourte Callum Herd the only man who failed making a 2 ball duck. All this meant FPs racked up 247 for 3 in their 20 overs and leaving some less than impressive bowling figures.

Montrose certainly gave it a good go at the start as skipper Petrie unleashed some magnificent reverse sweeps as he made an entertaining 48, but once Sood removed him, when Sam Knudson eventually claimed the catch, Montrose started to fall well behind the rate. Some good later order resistance and some fringe FPs bowlers, ensured Montrose saw out their 20 overs making a commendable 172 for 8. Callum Herd redeeming his batting efforts claiming 4 for 9.

FP Team: Keith 124*, Steinson 41, Herd 0, Swiergon 27, Morrison 29*, Nattrass, Sam Knudson, Sood, Senthil, Poosappadi, Clelland

Bowling: Poosappadi 3-0-34-0, Senthil 2-0-18-0, Sood 4-0-27-2, Knudson 4-0-36-1, Steinson 3-0-28-1, Herd 3-0-9-4, Nattrass 1-0-16-0.