The weekend in Devon was the weekend of the Ultimate Destroyer. Adi was on fire. On the Saturday he scored a scintillating 93 against The Erratics. This picture was taken after his excellent fifty against Contango. The team are (back L to R) S.Thomson, J.Thomson, D.Chave, O.Gardiner, M.Loades, I.Hayter, (front L to R) D.Shepherd, F.Dudbridge, A.Borley, A.Thomson, M.Sharland (captain).
Our first game in Scotland was against Edinburgh University's Staff XI. One of their openers scored a fifty, and their 112 looked a good score in a twenty over game. Grumpy replied with a fifty of his own, and we won by seven wickets with an over to spare. The Clackmannan game was, this year, a low scoring affair. Fred's heroics restricted them to 129. At the halfway point in our reply, we were 57 for one and cruising. The scoring rate slowed. Sid departed for an excellent 41. Three wickets fell for two runs and we were in trouble. Enter Matt Loades, and, with some fierce hitting and enthusiastic running, the match was turned on its head. We won in the last over by four wickets.
On the Thursday, on a scorchingly hot day, Dunfermline posted a formidable score of 198. Good batting by Grumpy, Windy and Dunc, along with poor bowling and strange captaincy, secured us a comfortable eight wicket win. Duncan beat Breadlbane for us on Saturday. His not out hundred was scored out of 145, the next highest score being 14. Breadalbane subsided to 91 all out. Another solo effort the next day - Grumpy's 70 out of 124 - allowed us to score enough against Comrie for Bryan's bowling to win us the game.
Grumpy was a popular choice as player of the tour, and Laura was supporter of the tour.