The 1980s (11)
Tom Hitchins, properly and deservedly, succeeded George Cross as President. Stand-off Mike Worth, another in the line of schoolmaster in that position was Captain, Dave Osborne leading the Wanderers.
Jim Studds Captain, and in the usual opening match against Truro, the visitors were contained 12-18, tries by Anton Phillips and Brian Willcocks, Nick Hall converting both, with Truro clinching the result in the last 5 minutes.
The season opened with a comprehensive defeat at the hands of Truro, 11-41, Wiggy Bennett and Brian Willcocks tries, Harry Nicholson penalty and on the same day, the Wanderers ran in 9 tries against Plympton without one single conversion.
Hooker Wiggy Bennett Captain. In a not particularly successful playing season, the industry of the Hon. Sec. Revealed that Centre Ian Collier collected 99 points (2 tries) Brian Willcocks 8 tries, Nick Hall 7 tries plus a conversion and Tim Rapier 6 tries.
Hooker Wiggy Bennett, re-assumed the captaincy. Events almost completed a full circle. The OPMs club, which had been re-formed by George Wakeham, from the Argaum club in the 1920s, were experiencing extreme difficulties with their clubhouse and ground, in so far as they were forced to abandon both.