Up in Scotland (in some proper accommodation this time), we quickly got back into winning ways. On the Sunday, we squeezed past Gargunnock Village by six runs. We had looked second favourites as they entered the last eleven overs needing just over fifty with nine wickets in hand. To no-one's surprise it rained at Comrie, and a game which was nicely poised had to be abandoned.
Runs for Adi and Adam at Falkland saw us to 154. Despite their skipper's battling fifty and our skipper bringing Matt Cook on to bowl the last over, we held on to win. More rain at Clackmannan led to another abandonment, but not before the slow bowlers had been mercilessly flayed by Graham Grace, and then Grumpy and Ernie had compiled a solid opening partnership for us. Fred captained us to a one run win at Largo, and The Sandbags to victory in the pub quiz that same evening. He seemed prouder of the later achievement. Ernie won the Man of the Match, and rather disgraced himself by not drinking himself into a hurling dervish.
Entertainment at Jean and Graham's on the Friday night, and then up North to Aberfeldy. Kevin finally got his action working, and the last ball of his eight over spell was one of the best bowled by anyone on tour. Some late-order heroics saw Breadalbane to 139. Sid struggled back out to the middle and this time he and Duncan won us the game in the last over.
Sid was the only possible choice as player of the tour, and Adi's dad, Peter, won himself a Sri Lankan mask as supporter of the door.