CS Challenge Cup Draw

The CS Challenge Cup Draw has been made and FPs have drawn St Michaels in Round 1 at Rubislaw. They are from Dumfries so a long journey awaits them similar to FPs epic trip to Irvine last year. St Michaels play in WDCU Div 2, having been in division 1 last season. A win would see us FPs play Falkland or Morton at home in the Quarter Final.

2018 Fixtures

The 2018 fixtures have been provisionally announced.  The season starts on Saturday April 28th with 1sts at home to Mannofield and 2nds away to Gordonians.  3rds start the following Saturday at the Duthie Park against Portcullis. Slightly unusually 1sts start with 4 home fixtures and 2nds have the opening 4 games away.

1sts

April
28th – Mannofield (H)
May
5th – Cults (H)
12th – Grampian (H)
19th – Knightriders (H)
26th – Stoneywood-Dyce (A)
June
2nd – Bon Accord (A)
9th – Academy (H)
16th – Inverurie (A)
23rd – Crescent (A)
30th – Mannofield (A)
July
7th – Bon Accord (H)
14th – Grampian (A)
21st – Academy (A)
28th – Cults (A)
August
4th – Stoneywood-Dyce (H)
11th – Knightriders (A)
18th – Inverurie (H)
25th – Crescent (H)

2nds
April
28th – Gordonians (A)
May
5th – Kemnay-Kintore (A)
12th – Methlick (A)
19th – Knightriders 2 (A)
26th – Fraserburgh (H)
June
2nd – Ellon (H)
9th – Super Kings (A)
16th – Stonehaven (H)
23rd – Siyapa (H)
30th – Gordonians(H)
July
7th – Ellon (A)
14th – Methlick (H)
21st – Superkings (H)
28th – Kemnay-Kintore (H)
August
4th – Fraserburgh (A)
11th – Knightriders (H)
18th – Stonehaven (A)
25th – Siyapa (A)

3rds

April
28th – Free Week
May
5th – Portcullis (A)
12th – Turriff (A)
19th – 2nd Stonehaven (A)
26th – Turriff (H)
June
2nd – 2nd Methlick (H)
9th – Banchory (A)
16th – Dunecht (H)
23rd – 2nd Grampian (H)
30th – Free Week
July
7th – 2nd Methlick (A)
14th – Crathie (H)
21st – Banchory (H)
28th – Portcullis (H)
August
4th – Crathie (A)
11th – 2nd Stonehaven (H)
18th – Dunecht (A)
25th – 2nd Grampian (A)

Winter Nets 2018

Winter nets will soon be starting with the 1st session scheduled for Thursday 18th January from 9pm to 10pm at the Grammar Gym Hall on Skene Street.

Subsequent sessions will then Thursdays 25th January, 1st, 15th & 22nd February, 1st, 15th, 22nd & 29th March 9.00 – 10.00 pm.

All welcome.

An Evening of Silverware

FPs got their hands on the Grade 1 title for the 1st time since 1942, marking the 3rd time the club had lifted the trophy, having also won it in 1939.  As well as raising this magnificent trophy, skipper Rob Swiergon was voted by Jack Nixon as Press player of the year and Roland Knudson and Leston D’Costa both won awards for the 2017 season.  Knudson scooping the Grade 1 bowling (Urquhart Cup) for the very 1st time, seeing off some top contenders.

Youngster D’Costa impressed for all 3 teams during the season and has claimed both the Abdul Hayee Cup for Under 18 batting and the Cope Cup which is the overall batting prize for Grade 4.  He was also nominated for the Press young player of the year but had to be content with his haul of 2 trophies.

 

2018 Office Bearers Confirmed

FPs 2017 AGM was held recently with new office bearers confirmed for the 2018 season.  After winning the title, Rob Swiergon continues as skipper and Mike Nattrass will captain the 2nd XI, something he often did last season in the absence of a full time leader.  Karan Anand is the 1st XI vice captain and Mike Nattrass will be assisted by Aman Sood as 2nd XI vice captain.  Ian Johnston will continue as 3rd XI captain. The following office bearers were elected.

President: Jeremy Moir

1st XI Captain: Rob Swiergon

1st XI Vice-Captain: Karan Anand

2nd XI Captain: Mike Nattrass

2nd XI Vice-Captain: Aman Sood

3rd XI Captain: Ian Johnston

Secretary: Chris Clelland

Youth Convenor: Ian Johnston

Webmaster: Chris Clelland

Congratulations to Rob Swiergon who was also elected an Honourary Vice President as recognition as is traditional for 1st XI Captains.