Category Archives: 1st XI Match Reports

FPs ease to wet win at Dyce

Mapplebeck took 3 wickets

FPs started the season with a comfortable 9 wicket win against Stoneywood Dyce on a wet and overcast day at Peoples Park.  Harry Mapplebeck claimed 3 for 16, but the wickets were shared around the 6 bowlers used as Stoneywood crumbled to 69 all out.  It was never going to be competitive and despite being dropped twice, Fraser Proud struck 32 and Alex Keith 31 not out as FPs eased home between rain showers. Continue reading

FPs Battle Back to Finish 2nd

McKinney top scored with 79 not out

20 year old Connor McKinney saved FPs with a determined 79 not out as they recovered from 40 for 5 to post 209 for 9. John Thomson (3/3) then ripped through the Crescent top order to reduce them to 20 for 4, with Karan Anand bagging 5 for 23 as FPs won by 110 runs.  The win also meant that FPs claimed 2nd place in the league ahead of the Aberdeenshire Cup Final. McKinney got good support from Harry Mapplebeck (33), Chris Clelland (21) and Prash (14) as the lower order really dug in after the top order had failed. Continue reading

Anand’s all round display downs Inverurie

Karan wins an LBW decision

Karan smashed a quickfire 50

Karan Anand delivered an inspired spell of 4 of 20 and hit a typically aggressive 63 not out from just 26 balls as FPs defeated a much under strength Inverurie by 8 wickets, taking just 12 overs to knock off the 126 run target. Alex Keith also made 53 which took him just 28 balls.  Inverurie had started well and having been 82 for 2 at drinks, they crubmbled to 125 all out just 12 overs later, Anand taking his 4 wickets for 2 in 12 balls.

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FPs Hold Nerve for 2 wicket win

Steinson made an important 43

FPs held their nerve to record another victory, this time against Stoneywood Dyce. A strong fielding display and a disciplined effort with the ball meant FPs were able to restrict Stoneywood to 167 for 7 in their 45 overs and despite a less than brilliant batting display FPs eased home by 2 wickets in a fairly forgettable encounter, Eddie Steinson making an important 43. Continue reading

Mapplebeck Blitz Carries FPs to Cup Final

Mapplebeck claimed 5 wickets

Harry Mapplebeck’s brilliant spell of pace bowling ensured FPs made the Aberdeenshire Cup Final in fine style as they blew Mannofield away for just 76 for a 133 run winning margin. Mapplebeck took 5 for 37 as he continuously sent stumps cartwheeling bowling 4 and having key man Yahathugoda LBW in a match defining effort. FPs showed great intensity in the field as all bowlers chipped in, Prash producing the ball of the day to trim Callum Martin’s bails during a great opening spell. Earlier Eddie Steinson struck an excellent 61 to help FPs to a competive 209 for 8 from their 40 overs. Continue reading