December 5th 2021
The Hawks celebrated Christmas in style with a luxury three course dinner at the Barleycorn on Sunday afternoon. Hawks Social secretary Paul O'Donohoe organised the whole event which saw 18 Hawks players and 2 guest players from the Chichester Harbour Gin Trophy winners Racqueteers, assemble in the local pub for some fun and frolics. After a few beers and shots to calm the nerves, all players took part in a heads and tails game with John Strudwick scooping the £20 first prize, just winning by a head from James Grant. The delicious three course meal was then served followed by a game of shot roulette with most players having to down at least one dubious concoction, some of which were very hot! The evening was rounded off by a game of secret santa where players had six chances to swap their inital randomly allocated present - a bottle of sake and some whisky miniatures proving the hotest properties, the bin bag full of crisps was the hot "potato" that nobody wanted. The Barleycorn hosts Kelly and Alex also joined in with the secret santa and many thanks to them and to Paul for hosting such a wonderful event!
09/10/21: The seventh annual Chidham & Hambrook Golf Society finally got underway at the Goodwood Park golf course after a one-year covid delay on Saturday 9th October. The fourteen players were randomly split into four groups based on handicap ability and after a delicious full English breakfast the competition got underway. POD also generously donated a bottle of tasty bramble gin to each group to help ease the nerves which, along with the various concoctions in indivdual hip flasks, made for an interesting round. It certainly hindered Strudders who even managed to leave his pitching wedge on the 14th green but luckily that was handed back in at the pro shop.
The Chidham & Hambrook CC 2021 annual awards took place in the Barleycorn on Saturday 9th October and once again the 30 players and family members in attendance were treated to a delicious curry buffet thanks to pub owners Alex and Kelly. Following dinner, the golf society and annual cricket awards were dished out by Keith and Vinnie who even managed to sing a little song during proceedings - Howzat! Vinnie also gave thanks to Rory, Keith and Pete for all their hard efforts in 2021 and also congratulated Willem and Georgina for deciding to celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary in the presence of the Hawk's family.
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:
Rory Peterson: 07493 252197
Sun 5th Dec
Hawks XMAS Dinner
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