The first Sunday of the tour was such a wash-out that both that day's game and the one the next day were abandoned. After that the weather improved and we managed to fit in six games, five of which we won. There were promising debuts for Ben Youngman and Callum Wilson, and a cameo at Lanhydrock from Clare and Neil's nephew Jeremy.
Matt Cook's 116 and Chris Ferro's unbeaten 61 pushed us past 200 at the Deer Park, but Boconnoc were cruising to victory, needing less than four an over with six wickets in hand, before the Chaves combined through wickets, catches and a run out to snatch us a remarkable victory. Against Methigion, Duncan and Chris Healey had to work hard to get us over the line after the doctors had posted a modest 20-over score of 107.
Fraser's first Mystic 50 led us past 200 against Saint Neot, and we ended up comfortable winners after the home team's middle order squandered a good start. The next day, with Duncan contributing 99, we set Lanhydrock 176 to win. At one point they were seven for four, almost for five as a half-chance of a run out went begging, but Ben Attfield and Jack Trethewey staged a recovery, and Lanhydrock went on to win with overs and wickets to spare.
The Chairman's Cup game was played at Sidbury after some great behind-the-scenes work by Windy. On a lovely day on a lovely ground, Fraser and Joseph bowled the Erratics out for a below-par 165, and then Ernie's unbeaten 95 took us to a comfortable victory. As the game finished, Neil Hadley announced that his 25-year Mystics career was over and that he was hanging up his jock strap to spend more time with his cats.
At Killerton House, Callum scored an unbeaten century on his Mystics debut, and we beat Broadclyst by a club-record 146 runs. In an emotional ceremony, Neil was named Player of the Tour and, in his absence, Nick Healey was given the Supporter of the Tour plate.