03/11/18: Chidham & Hambrook Cricket Club held their annual golf society at Chichester Golf Centre on the 3rd November and the twelve players that took part enjoyed a splendid cooked breakfast and a great day of golf in the beautiful autumn sunshine. Willem Van Niekerk (39 points) won the overall prize with Jim Mansell coming second (34) and Vinnie thrid (33). Willem also won the longest drive prize and Ben Gottesman won the nearest the pin. The team prize winners were Dave McClean, Jim Mansell, Keith Davey and Matt Rawlinson and Keyno scooped the wooden spoon.
After a quick freshen up, the players returned to the Barleycorn pub with their families and were treated to an amzing curry by owners Kelly and Alex. Following the meal and raffle Chairman Andy Gubbs presented the annual awards with Rory Peterson being the star of the show securing the top bowler, top batsman and top all rounder awards for 2018. Vinnie won the Chairman's Award, Pete the most improved player, Steve Clark the top fielder prize and skipper Keith Davey secured the treasured duck prize in a close fought affair.
Family members then returned home and the players stayed on for the club's AGM where thankfully Chairman Andy Gubbs decided to stay in office for one more season. The majority of team members then stayed late to enjoy a few beers and a game of darts - an enjoyable day all round!
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:
Andrew Gubbs: 074545 166427
Thu 2nd May 2019
Sun 5th May 2019
Cricket nets will start on Friday 22nd Feb 2019 at Chichester College from 20:30 to 21:30. The nets will continue at the same time every week until the last session on Friday 5th April. There will be no nets on Friday 8th March. Thanks to POD for organising this and some Bosham players will be joining us as well. There will also be a social evening at the Barleycorn on Saturday 23rd Februray from 4:30pm, taking in the rugby (WAL v ENG), a few pints and a game of pool and darts.
Bosham CC are also hosting junior coaching sessions at their ground on a Monday evening 6pm starting Monday 8th May. The cost is £2 per session and the relevant forms and details can be found on the Bosham website.
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