In 2004, we returned to Cornwall. This time, though, we started with the Devon weekend. A relatively strong Mystics team regained the Chairman's Cup, after Adi had held the lower order together, and Clem had found some turn on a responsive Teign Valley wicket. Broadclyst made a poor fist of chasing the 192 we had set them to win on the Sunday, and the game fizzled out into a damp draw.
Despite the dodgy directions, we found the St Austell ground, and successfully chased a modest total. Graham and Duncan both scored forties, and Windy took four wickets. Bugle raced past the 188 we had scored, a total built around major contributions from the Healey twins. The Falmouth game was washed away after an interesting first 15 overs.
The best game of the tour was the last, at Lanhydrock House. The home team were much stronger than in 2003, and smashed the ball around for 38 overs, scoring 233, with two of their batsmen being retired to stop them scoring too many. After Jimmy Ton's three for 16, the bowling figures look a bit painful. Adi scored his 1000th Mystic run before perishing in the chase, and it was up to Duncan (who passed 2000 runs) and Chris Cook. With 72 and 110*, they saw us to a tense victory, Cook scoring the 15 needed off the last over.
Meg and Chloe, who have been touring all their lives, shared the supporter of the tour award. In his absence, Chirpy was named player of the tour.