After weeks of rain, the sun shone in Cornwall. Saint Neot and Falmouth had to cancel the first two games because their grounds were under water. Instead we went to the beach and played cricket there. There are worse things than being rained off on a sunny day.
North Cornwall were beaten after fifties from Sam and Sid and a good all-round bowling performance; and then we retired to The Lucky Kiss to watch Windy play pool. Bugle had us in trouble at 36 for three, but Sam, Sid and six-shooting Jimmy Ton dragged us up to 180. Chris Squire led the bowling as the home side were dismissed for 89.
Fowey posted 122 in a 20-over game. Duncan's first Mystics duck and Chris Healey's first-baller meant that we ran out of batting, finishing 14 short at the end. Fifties from Chris Healey and Matt enabled us to post a winning total at Lanhydrock. Alex Sparrow led their response and it was only excellent bowling by Flat Cook and, in particular Sean, that held him in check.
We played the Chairman's Cup game at Dunsford and beat the Erratics more comfortably than the scorebook would suggest. At Killerton House, we could only manage a draw with Broadclyst despite Deke's amazing catch and another near-fifty from Stewart
Sean Webb was awarded the player-of-the-tour shield for his bowling, his heroics on Ernie's hill and his cheeriness in the face of daily hangovers. Rita Thomson was chosen as WAG of the tour for similar reasons.