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
TBC
TBC

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.

Teams for 28th and 29th July

1st XI v Cults (A)

Leave 12.00 from Grammar Club

R Swiergon (c)
K Anand
C Clelland (w)
A Keith
R Knudson
H Mapplebeck
G Morrison
P Poosapaddi
A Senthil
E Steinson
J Thomson

3rd XI v Portcullis (H)

Meet 12.30 at Rubislaw

I Johnston (c)
L d’Costa
J Eagles
Q Farhan
M Forbes

C Herd
S Knudson
P Macklin
T Murray
H Penman
A Sood

3rd XI v 2nd Methlick (A) – Sunday 29th July

Leave 11.45am from the Grammar Club

I Johnston (c)
Q Farhan
S Harrower
C Herd
P Macklin
P Norwood
A Sood
R Wilkie
TBC
TBC
TBC

Mapplebeck Blitz Carries FPs to Cup Final

Mapplebeck claimed 5 wickets

Harry Mapplebeck’s brilliant spell of pace bowling ensured FPs made the Aberdeenshire Cup Final in fine style as they blew Mannofield away for just 76 for a 133 run winning margin. Mapplebeck took 5 for 37 as he continuously sent stumps cartwheeling bowling 4 and having key man Yahathugoda LBW in a match defining effort. FPs showed great intensity in the field as all bowlers chipped in, Prash producing the ball of the day to trim Callum Martin’s bails during a great opening spell. Earlier Eddie Steinson struck an excellent 61 to help FPs to a competive 209 for 8 from their 40 overs. Continue reading

Block Party Top the bill at Kemnay

Morrison blocked his way to 49

Geoff Morrison’s powers of concentration ensured FPs took the spoils on a tricky deck at Kemnay as he battled for 121 balls and 134 minutes over his 49 as he blocked Academy into submission. It was not an innings for the purist, that contained just 3 fours and 1 six but it was effective and it set things up for Karan Anand to smash 22 not out from 12 to see FPs home by 4 wickets. Academy had set a competitive 168 all out, worth many more due to the long grass, Mark Forbes taking 3 for 25, but FPs chased it down with 8 overs to spare. Continue reading