Chris Clelland a true club icon bowed out in style.
Chris Clelland bowed out in spectacular style as he once again got FPs over the line to secure a 2nd placed finish. Over his 26 seasons at the club he has been famed as a traditional finisher and he did it again before waving goodbye as he heads south to start a new venture. More renowned as a deflector and nudger, with a quick running style, he saved his best for last launching a six over square leg to win the game by one wicket. FPs had done their best to lose a game that should have easily been won, but Clelland hit a 4 and that 6 to make sure the season and his FP career ended on a high. Skipper Swiergon hit an excellent 70 as FPs eventually chased 185 for victory. Crescent well represented by openers Thangaraj with 52 and Quereshi with 41, ahead of Hamid claiming 5 wickets did their best but a last wicket stand of 12 got FPs home. Karan Anand ended the leagues leading scorer with 504 runs.
Man of The Match
Rob Swiergon controlled the chase with 70 before being the plumbest LBW of the season.
Clelland’s winning 6. A fitting end to a man that will need about 4 to replace for all the work he does for the club.
Number 11 John Thomson top scored with 30 not out and took the winning wicket as FPs won a compelling game at Inverurie. FPs looked dead and buried at 73 for 9 but Chris Clelland (26no) at 9 and last man Thomson combined to add an unbeaten 58 to lift FPs to 131 for 9. Prash then bowled a fantastic spell to take 5 for 19 as FPs turned the game round to win by 21 runs. Continue reading →
FPs title hopes were all but ended as they crumbled to a 30 run defeat to Knightriders at Groats Road. Having bowled well, FPs let the initiative slip as they allowed Knightriders to make 151 for 8 and then batted poorly on a tricky wicket, being bowled out in the final over, only Karan Anand 38 and Rob Swiergon making any impact.
For Knightriders, Tenneti batted well to make 49 with Prash claiming 2 wickets for FPs. There were also 4 run outs as FPs fielded well in the most part. 5 wickets for Vijayraj meant that Knightriders pushed FPs behind the rate and ultimately claimed a deserved victory.
With the title now out of grasp, FPs face Inverurie away on Saturday in a battle to claim 2nd spot. They will have to do it without a string of players including Anand, Senthil and Herd who are either injured or unavailable, but it sure to be a good contest.
Man of The Match
Prash bowled well against his previous side.
The number of run outs – proper village fare…
Harry Mapplebeck was the FPs hero as he top scored with 36 and claimed 3 for 18 as FPs won a tight contest at Ellon by 3 runs. Having been dismissed for an under par 144 on a challenging wicket, FPs bowled and fielded superbly to turn the tables and claim a vital win and move back up to 2nd in the league. Karan Anand also took 3 wickets including bowling Middleton to seal the match, Ellon perhaps regretting turning down a number of singles as the match reached it’s conclusion.
Arul Senthil made an excellent 68 in FPs attempted chase
FPs and Bon Accord played out an enthralling game with 530 runs scored, as Bon Accord edged out FPs by just 12 runs despite setting an improbable 272 for victory. After Fazal Awan made a brilliant and faultless 109, Bons looked well on course but Arul Senthil hit an excellent 68, Fraser Proud struck 47 and Karan Anand 70 as FPs did their upmost to chase it down. The game was only settled in the 2nd last over when the well set Anand was given out LBW to Awan who also captured 3 other victims. It knocked FPs off top spot with 6 games remaining, meaning they almost certainly have to win every remaining game to have a chance of the title. Continue reading →
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