11/07/19: Racqueteers CC v Chidham & Hambrook CC (CHG Trophy)
Chidham & Hambrook 139-9 (20 overs)
Racqueteers 129-9 (20 overs)
Chidham won by 10 runs
Chidham & Hambrook maintained their slim chances of winning the inaugral Chichester Harbour Gin Trophy with a close fought victory at Racqueteers on Thursday night. The Hawks had been on the receiving end of a 41 run defeat against the Hayling Island opposition the previous week so this was a must win game to keep their trophy ambitions alive.
Hawks openers Gottesman (9) and Parker (10) were both caught in the first 5 overs before Van Niekerk rattled off a quick 27 and forced retirement. O'Donohoe (6) and Loten (1) were soon gone but Pistol Wild got things back on the track for Chidham with a spendid knock of 25. Charlie (13) and Maynard (16*) added some additional runs before utter carnage ensued in the final over - Jameson bowled Hill, Dungar and Clark for a hat-trick of golden ducks and then took the wicket of the returning Van Niekerk with the very last ball.
The home side were very confident of reaching their target of 138 runs and were even more so after opener Danby was back in the hutch. However the supporting cast came and went; Cottle (4), McMurragh (4) and Singleton (3) before McCuk (18), Steele (10) and Jameson (12) added some much needed runs. Some tight bowling from the Hawks, notably Van Niekerk taking 3 wickets and Dungar 2 wickets, left Racqueteers needing 19 runs from the last over - with Danby returning for the last 5 balls it wasn't a forlorn hope but they ended up 9 runs short of their target.
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.
Bosham CC are also hosting junior coaching sessions at their ground on a Monday evening 6pm starting Monday 3rd June. The cost is £2 per session and the relevant forms and details can be found on the Bosham website.
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