Teams for 16th and 17th June

1st XI v Inverurie (A)

Meet 12.15 at Kellands Park

R Swiergon (c)
C Clelland (w)
A Keith
R Knudson
H Mapplebeck
C McKinney
G Morrison
H Penman
P Poosappadi
E Steinson
J Thomson

2nd XI v Stonehaven (H)

Meet 12.15 at Rubislaw

A Sood (c)
A Haider
S Harrower
I Johnston
A Macdonald
F Monnapillai
N Noor
P Norwood
D Russell (w)
A Senthil
R Wilkie

1st XI v Cults (A)

Meet 12.30 at Allan Park

R Swiergon (c)
C Clelland (w)
A Keith
R Knudson
S Knudson
G Morrison
A Senthil
A Sood
E Steinson
J Thomson
R Wilkie

Rubislaw Run Fest as FPs pass Academy Test

A good team effort kept FPs season on track

FPs won a very good natured game on Saturday by 58 runs against a spirited Academy side at a sunny Rubislaw.  With a re-laid artificial surface and a lightening quick outfield, FPs scored 292 for 8 which was upgraded to 302 for 8 after penalty runs were awarded in the 2nd innings in rather unfortunate circumstances when Academy were twice penalised for running on the pitch. FPs were led by an aggressive 66 from Alex Keith and was well supported by skipper Swiergon who struck 57, Arul Senthil who made 41 and the a Karan Anand blitz who smashed 73 in quick time. Academy were always behind the rate and despite a fine century from Kache (110), they eventually closed on a very creditable 244 for 8, Roland Knudson claiming 3 wickets.  With Bon Accord losing to Mannofield FPs reclaimed top spot on run rate. Continue reading

Keith Ton Downs Montrose in 2 Counties

Alex Keith hammered an unbeaten 124 off 52 balls as FPs easily won their 2

Keith hit a fine century

Counties Cup 20/20 match against Montrose.  He hit 25 fours and 1 six on a lightening Rubislaw outfield as he raised his century in 43 balls, his 1st 50 coming in just 17 balls, including hitting the 1st 5 balls of the game to the boundary. It was his first FPs ton having made many for previous clubs and one for the Grades select this season already.

He was well supported by Eddie Steinson (42 from 21), Rob Swiergon (27 from 22), and Geoff Morrison (29 not out from 15) with the returning favourte Callum Herd the only man who failed making a 2 ball duck. All this meant FPs racked up 247 for 3 in their 20 overs and leaving some less than impressive bowling figures.

Montrose certainly gave it a good go at the start as skipper Petrie unleashed some magnificent reverse sweeps as he made an entertaining 48, but once Sood removed him, when Sam Knudson eventually claimed the catch, Montrose started to fall well behind the rate. Some good later order resistance and some fringe FPs bowlers, ensured Montrose saw out their 20 overs making a commendable 172 for 8. Callum Herd redeeming his batting efforts claiming 4 for 9.

FP Team: Keith 124*, Steinson 41, Herd 0, Swiergon 27, Morrison 29*, Nattrass, Sam Knudson, Sood, Senthil, Poosappadi, Clelland

Bowling: Poosappadi 3-0-34-0, Senthil 2-0-18-0, Sood 4-0-27-2, Knudson 4-0-36-1, Steinson 3-0-28-1, Herd 3-0-9-4, Nattrass 1-0-16-0.

Teams for 9th June

1st XI v Academy (H)

Meet 12.15 at Rubislaw

R Swiergon (c)
K Anand
C Clelland (w)
A Keith
R Knudson
S Knudson
G Morrison
P Poosappadi
A Senthil
J Thomson
R Wilkie

2nd XI v Aberdeen Super Kings (A)

Meet 12.15 at Grammar Club or 12.30 at Kings College

M Nattrass (c)
A Ali
B Frizzell
S Harrower
G Hunter
I Johnston
T Murray
C Poolman
D Russell (w)
A Sood
S Winstanley

Team for 7th June v Montrose

T20 XI v Montrose (H) – 2 Counties Cup

Meet 5.45 at Rubislaw

R Swiergon (c)
C Clelland (w)
C Herd
A Keith
S Knudson
G Morrison
M Nattrass
P Poosappadi
A Senthil
A Sood
E Steinson