In 2006, we were back in Cornwall for a fourth time. It rained at the start of the week. Fortunately, though, Fowey appears to have its own sunny micro-climate. Sid and Ernie's big second-wicket partnership set up a healthy total for us. Despite Windy's bowling, a Crapp century and a lot of missed catches, we were able to hold on for a fairly comfortable victory. The rain proved too much at Falmouth, despite the hosts' valiant efforts.
The next day, North Cornwall were weakened by some last-minute withdrawals. Windy polished off their innings with a late flurry of wickets, and Matt and Pete led us to an eight-wicket victory. Saint Neot beat us thanks to Mark Davies's aggressive century. Not even Fraser was able to overhaul a tough target.
At Callington, we started stickily, and only Matt's remarkable century lifted us to the illusion of respectability. We lost in 25 overs to a brutal onslaught from the home team's youngsters. The last day in Cornwall saw us post a new record score of 267, largely thanks to Matt's second consecutive century. We held together well enough to prevent Lanhydrock overhauling our total.
Back in Devon, we played the Erratics on probably the worst pitch I have ever played on. Wickets and runs for Fraser and for Andrew McRae were the highlights of a draw that saw us retaining the Chairman's Cup. Another Mystic century (this time for Adi) and another big score had us confident at tea that we would beat Broadclyst this year. However, a brutal ton from Alex Blest was too much for our tour-damaged bodies.
Fraser was, of course, the player of the tour, and his cousin Joseph was awarded the supporter-of-the-tour trophy.