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

Teams for 4th and 5th August

1st XI v Stoneywood-Dyce (H)

Meet 12.15 at Rubislaw

K Anand (c)
C Clelland
L d’Costa
A Keith
H Mapplebeck
C McKinney
G Morrison
P Poosapaddi
E Steinson
J Thomson
R Wilkie

2nd XI v Fraserburgh (A)

Leave 11.15 from Grammar Club

M Nattrass (c)
J Eagles
Q Farhan
I Goodenough
S Harrower
I Johnston
J Lord
P Macklin
R Monnapillai
C Poolman
A Sood

3rd XI v Crathie (A) – Sunday 5th

Leave 11.30 from Grammar Club

P Norwood (c)
Q Farhan
S Harrower
J Lee
P Macklin
M Nattrass
F Monnapillai
R Monnapillai
A Sood

Wet, Wet, Wet

After a rain free season, the weather finally put paid to FPs cricket today.  After heavy overnight storms and persistent morning rain, all FPs games were called off. Reports that it was the rain gods reacting to Callum Herd’s return are said to be wide of the mark.