2014 was the Mystics 30th anniversary. We celebrated by putting together our smallest tour party for 20 years. For several games, the Mystics team was the only 11 on tour and still standing. Considering the numbers (and age) of the tour party, we rarely let ourselves down. At Grampound Road we almost defended 134 in a 40-over game. If we'd held our catches, we might even have won.
At Pencarrow, Chris Ferro and Fraser took us past 200. While Jake Rowe was smashing us all around the ground, it looked as if the home team would win comfortably; but once Tony had caught Jake off Pete, the reqiured rate rose, and both teams settled for a draw. All-round excellence by Jon Nibblett allied to much better running and fielding led to a comprehensive Boconnoc victory at the Deer Park.
We fielded better against Methigion, and Duncan's unbeaten 77 eased us past the doctors' total. Saint Neot were once again much too good for us; and the rain washed away the Lanhydrock fixture before the captains had even had a chance to toss.
At Tedburn, after 60-odds for Ernie and Sid, we made too many runs for the Erratics to want to chase. The draw meant that they held on to the Chairman's Cup. In the picture (from left to right), Kev, Nasty Annie, Adi, Fraser, Yoda, Chris Healey, Eliza, Fines Pig, Dunc, Clem, Donna, Chris Squire, Ernie, Mark, Papa, Grandma, Suzie and Kate are being given silly things to do by Greta in the King's Arms beer garden.
At Killerton House, Chris Ferro's century was matched by one for Ian Hooper, and the game ended in an exciting draw. Ernie was once again Player of the Tour and Yoda, who watched every ball of every game, was named Supporter of the Tour.