Category Archives: 2nd XI Match Reports

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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Right Royal Effort by 2nd XI

Saturday saw the second team take the envious trip out to Balmoral to face Crathie hoping to come away with more than stomachs full of fine pies as they looked to kick on in Grade 3 by overcoming last year’s relegation partners.

With reshuffles from the First XI and a late injury scare, AGSFPs lined up J Lord, M Nattrass (C, WK), A MacDonald, J Eagles, R Knudson, K Whyte, A Sood, J Alexander, D Selvaraj, M Dias, & A Ali.

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Grenades Fizzle Out Again

After the previous week’s woeful batting performance against Kemnay Kintore (41 a.o.), Grenades offered up a similarly lamentable performance against bottom of the table Crathie at Rubislaw on Saturday.

Grenades lined up M Barker (c), J Eagles, B Frizzell, M Garratt, V Khandari, B Manogna, S Mountain, D Russell (w), K Whyte, M Blues and S Ismail.

Winning the toss, Barker chose to bat first, hoping to give his team some time in the middle to recover their form, against an attack who had failed to bowl the opposition out this season.

Despite looking relatively comfortable early on, wickets began to tumble and 42 for 3 became 63 all out, the final 6 batsmen averaging 1, as Bestwick (6 for 18) rifled through the middle and lower order, ably assisted by Slee (4 for 17).

Barker (19) and Whyte (18) were the Grenade’s top scorers, but both will be disappointed not to have made more.

After tea, the Grenades attempted to defend their small total with the knowledge that Crathie have been bowled out for less this term.

Despite a slippery astro surface, the bowlers kept their feet well and bowled accurately and with pace. The Crathie openers, Cunningham and Bell, looked far from comfortable, but without the need to push hard for runs they dug in and blocked, scoring at just above 1 an over for much of the innings.

Eventually the scoring rate upped a little and a few wickets fell too, Whyte picking up a couple for figures of 2 for 8. Ultimately though, Crathie were able to bring home a win by six wickets and condemn the Grenades to a place in the bottom three of Grade 2.

Grenades Rain Supreme

Grenades purple (rain) patch continued as they followed up a Grades victory against QX-SD last week with a Bon Accord Cup Semi-Final win against Methlick at Duthie Park 2. The victory means that the Grenades play Inverurie on the 20th August for the Cup.

FPs reached the final despite Knudson being bowled

FPs reached the final despite Knudson being bowled

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