13/09/20: Chidham v Hambrook (Chidbrook Cup 2020)
Hambrook 147-5 (25 overs)
Chidham 148-3 (20 overs)
Chidham won by 7 wickets
And so it came to pass - after seven years of frustration, Chidham finally regained the Chidbrook Cup with a comfortable seven wicket victory over Hambrook at Bosham on Sunday.
Chidham skipper Keith Davey left no stone unturned in his quest for Chidbrook Cup success and enlisted the sevices of league players Joel Lane and Ajit Sambhi to boost his team's chances. Hambrook on the other hand had to make do without Will Parker, Steve Parker and Tom Wild from the team which won by the narrowest of margins in 2019.
Hambrook lost the toss and were put into bat first with the dynamic duo of Tom Phizackerely and Johnny Maynard opening things up for the reigning champions - both players struggled to find the boundary thanks to some neat fielding from Chidham but they eventually reached forced retirement with Tom making 31 runs and Johnny 26 runs. Number 3 Vinnie Smith (6 runs) was soon gone when misjudging a Pete Wild slow looping straight ball and Van Niekerk hit a solid 19 runs before Strudwick's appeal for LBW was upheld by match umpire Clive Dungar. Andy Wild (2) was soon gone after being bowled by the sublime Ajit and the same Chidham player caught and bowled James Loveday (18) who was having a great knock with the bat at the time. Joe Phizackerley (1) was quickly bowled out by skipper Davey and tail enders Hill and Scully-Horner scored 2 runs a piece to leave Hambrook on 147-5 off their 25 overs, two runs more than their winning score in 2019.
After a sanitising session, the players and socially distanced crowd enjoyed snacks from their own lunchboxes in the glorious September sunshine and were thankful that the match was being played on the Sunday rather than the day after when strict Covid gudielines came back into effect.
Chidham & Hambrook Cricket Club was reformed in 2008, some 40 years after organised cricket was last played in our parish. Our villages are situated between the cathedral city of Chichester and the harbour village of Emsworth on the edge of the picturesque South Downs.
We welcome player of all ages and abilities and generally play friendly Twenty20 midweek matches and the occasional Sunday 40 over fixture against teams in and around our local area. We play our home games at the ground of Bosham Cricket Club who kindly allow us to share their pitch and facilities, but our hope still holds that one day we will have our own ground back within one of the villages. The club's nickname is the "HAWKS"
We all enjoy playing cricket and although winning is important we believe in playing the game in the right way, the "spirit of cricket". The social side is also important and the team can often be found in the local Barley Corn pub after matches chatting about the game, drinking beer and playing darts or pool.
Visitors to our site can keep up to date with all the latest results and information about our club and if you would like further information on becoming a new member, playing or non-playing then please contact the Club Chairman below:
Jason Burt: 07739 212720
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The CHG trophy is an annual T20 tri-series tournament played between the clubs of Bosham, Chidham & Hambrook and Racqueteers. For the latest results click here.
CHCC pre-season indoor nets practice will take place at Chichester College starting on 27th Feb 2020 for 8 weeks with the last session on 16th April. Session setup takes place between 8pm and 8:20pm, sessions start at 8:20pm and finish at 9:15pm. Cost will be £5 per person and new members are welcome to attend.
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