Category Archives: 1st XI Match Reports

FPs see off Grampian

Morrison batted carefully to carry his bat

FPs defeated Grampian by 5 wickets on a very tricky pitch at Sheddocksley.  Chasing 180 for victory, the innings was marshaled by a fine rear guard effort from Geoff Morrison who carried his bat for 49 not out. He and Alex Keith put on 89 for the 1st wicket as Keith struck 55, before Morrison dug in to see FPs home.  FPs were fairly unfortunate with the ball after a good start, Prash claiming 3 for 17, but the wickets were shared around.

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Injury Ends 7s

FPs won their opening game versus Knightriders in the 7s amassing 102 in their 36 balls, Karan Anand making 35 not out, Alex Keith 18, Ranald Wilkie 19 and Sam Knudson 20. Douglas Russell then produced an outstanding over of slow medium pace to knock over Siva and Vaduganathan claiming 2 for 12. Some excellent all round bowling and fielding meant FPs won comfortably by 28 runs.

The 2nd game, effectively the semi final was abandoned in very unfortunate circumstances. FPs were batting and had reached 78 for 0 when Karan Anand launched the penultimate ball high towards long off. Abrar making great ground to superbly catch it one handed but while moving at speed he collided with Kache who was also running at speed. The sickening collision left both players badly injured and both had to be taken from the field by ambulance. The game was rightly abandoned and FPs wish both players their best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

FPs out of 2020

FPs exited the Turriff Cup to Knightriders at a gloomy Groats Road on Tuesday evening. Despite a very good start with Mapplebeck and Poosappadi striking early, Knightriders made 156 for 8 thanks to 56 from Siva. Herd claimed two wickets for 25 with a good spell of offspin but FPs were always facing a tough chase. A slow start combined with 3 very quiet middle overs meant FPs fell behind the rate and lost wickets as they tried to up it, with only Karan Anand 56 and Eddie Steinson 28 making noteworthy scores.

FPs play in the 7s on Wednesday but are without many key players due to a certain stag party….

Off form FPs well beaten by Bons

FPs hopes of retaining the title took a potentially fatal blow as they lost by 7 wickets to title rivals Bon Accord.  Bon Accord were deserved victors, performing better with both bat and ball throughout the match. Only skipper Rob Swiergon with 67 made a telling contribution to FPs cause as they posted an under par 226 all out. Bon Accord replied aggressively knocking off the target with 7 overs to spare. Continue reading

Knudson and Keith Master Mannos

Knudson turned the game

Alex Keith made a fine century

Roland Knudson produced a stunning spell of 4 for 36 to completely transform the game as FPs eventually ran out comfortable 9 wicket winners, Alex Keith hitting a magnificent century and Mike Nattrass 50 as FPs won by 9 wickets with 27 overs to spare.  With Mannofield big guns going well he took just 4 balls to remove Callum Martin for 39, LBW attempting a reverse sweep.  He then claimed 3 in 4 balls as he bowled Indi Yahathugoda for a magnificent 84 before clean bowling Mills and Yahathugoda jnr for ducks in the same over.  Mannofield collapsed from 109 for 1 in 15 overs to 177 all out as Karan Anand also nipped in with 4 wickets.

Keith then rolled back the years with a brutal century while Mike Nattrass stroked a class half century. Continue reading