Category Archives: 2nd XI Match Reports

Rain Interferes Again but 2nds win bowl off

Yet again this season rain put paid to cricket as both 1s and 2s were unable to get any play at home to Cults or away to Stonehaven. After 1s lost a bowl off on Thursday to go out of the cup, 2s at least did win their bowl off, by a margin of 2-1, Sean Harrower and Kapil Bali with the hits.

With Freuchie scratching in the CS Challenge Cup on Sunday, FPs have another weekend with no cricket but at least are through to play Huntly at home 2 weeks on Sunday.

Hopefully next weekend will see some better weather.

2nds Keep Up Winning Run

Aman Sood has been in good all round form

2nds kept up their great start to the 2019 season with a 3rd win from 3 as they continued to vanquish memories of 2018’s tricky campaign. Skipper Aman Sood was again to the fore hitting 72 of FPs 230 for 7 but was well supported by Ian Johnston (21) in a 101 run stand for the 3rd wicket. Elia Gubbala also made 27 and Mahesh Challa 23. The score was further boosted by 48 extras including 36 wides.

With the ball Mahesh Challa gave a nudge to the selectors with his 10 overs garnering him 3 for 25. Amand Sood and Sean Harrower both chipped in with 2 wickets, while Gubbala, Roland Knudson and Paul Norwood each took 1. FPs were well in charge when 2nd Knightriders slipped to 122 for 9, but a last wicket stand of 79 lifted the away side to 201 all out, thanks to 62 from Jaggavarapu and 32 not out from last man Tewari.

Chris Clelland continued his quest for the wicket keeping prize with another 3 victims in the 29 run win. Next up is a tricky away game at Methlick for FPs.

Scorecard 2nd AGSFPs v 2nd Knight Riders

2s Open with 2 wins

After a very tough 2018 season, the 2nd XI have started the 2019 season in fine

Clelland has been in fine form with the bat and gloves to assist 2 wins.

style with 2 wins from 2.  New skipper Aman Sood and wicketkeeper Chris Clelland have been the key performers both scoring runs in each game and Aman picking up 4 wickets. Kapil Bali has also picked up 4 wickets in the opening 2 fixtures.

On the opening day FPs defeated Banchory in a tight game by 5 wickets with 8 balls remaining. Having been set 177 for victory thanks to 70 from Hicks, they batted carefully in dreadful conditions to ease home, Chris Clelland with 47 not out, Aman Sood with 32 and 25 from Aly MacDonald.

The 2nd game took FPs to Fraserburgh on a bitterly cold day and despite being depleted with 9 nine men due to drop outs, they pulled off a very impressive 36 run win. Again assisted by Aman 44 and Clelland 43, they made 146 all out.  An excellent bowling and fielding display meant they were able to dismiss the home side for 100, Aman claiming 3 for 23 Kapil Bali 2 for 13 and Sean Harrower 2 for 44. Chris Clelland also claimed 4 catches and a stumping in a fine all round showing. The game was sealed with 2 run outs.

Next up they face 2nd Knightriders at Rubislaw.

Scorecard 2nd AGSFPs v Banchory
Scorecard Fraserburgh v 2nd AGSFPs

Friendly Start to the New Season

Overcast skies, wind and showers met Grammar at Countesswells for the Victory Shield match against traditional rivals Gordonians. Format to be 40 overs with 8 overs max per bowler. Showers quickly went and we even got some warm sun for our fielding.

First time Grammar captain won the toss and the easiest decision was his as we only had five players at that point. Batting first in bowling-friendly conditions was not ideal but as a friendly match with a competitive edge, at least it would buy us some time for the other 3 to turn up. With 11 at the start, he would have surely bowled first. Continue reading

FPs Left Wondering What Could’ve Been at Kings

AGSFP 2nds travelled to Kings College to take on Aberdeen Super Kings in a crunch top of the table clash. The game being built up in the media as a proverbial six pointer with the winners almost guaranteed to end up in the top two spots. Being skippered by Sood, the away team fielded a strong lineup to take on the in form Super Kings.

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