In the Devon Cup Old Technicians knocked out the Club in the first round at Bickleigh Down 11-11, the visitors going through as the away side, the Old Technicians equalising try coming in the closing moments, Argaum scorers, tries Baskerville and Willcocks plus a Geoff Geary penalty. A 62-0 win over Old Heleans indicated the old boys were but shadows of their former selves, of 14 tries scored but 3 were converted - possibly as well in view of the score.
Predictable defeats by St Austell and Newquay Hornets and then Tavistock administered the "chop" in the Havill Plate, a Tavistock try to Argaum’s penalty. Draws with Kingsbridge 9-9 - coming back from a 0-9 deficit and a high scoring draw with Totnes 20-20, tries Borrowdale (2) and Gamblen plus 2 penalties and a Baskerville conversion. Launceston were given a shock at Bickleigh Down just before Christmas 3-4 and St Austell were beaten in the return 12-6 whilst Newquay Hornets were (almost) held 6-8, but just when results were less depressing, disaster at Launceston ended the season 10-16. Argaum scores; tries Lavis and Willcocks, Eastley a conversion.
The 1st XV record W8, D6, L17, 345-444, and whilst the Wanderers won more than 8 games, their points record was a deplorable 180-501. In the meantime, the Drifters had ceased to operate which threw a great strain on the Wanderers. The season’s press review suggested the Club’s lack of success was due - in part at any rate - to the pressure put on some of the senior players in having to undertake so many administrative duties. Indeed, it was a fact that the three musketeers of the back row, Fred Rogers, Geoff Baskerville and Frank Lavis, held more official posts between them than even Pooh Bah of the Mikado!!