Sunday Sept 14th: The Chiidbroke Trophy

played at West Ashling
(Started out as the Chidbrook Trophy but was inadvertently modified by an error in the original inscription, and then a reference to a subsequent mishap in the pub, resulting in some as yet unrepaired damage.)
The match was 20 overs each. The weather was fair (makes a change) and the pitch soft. Hambrook won the toss and invited Chidham to bat. Chidham, perhaps overcome by the beauty of their surroundings, or the rigours of the night before, struggled against Hambrook's athletic and enthusiastic bowling and fielding but nevertheless managed ninety or so runs on a soft pitch and luxuriant outfield. Hambrook never looked in trouble but the result was closer than might have been anticipated.
We all enjoyed a super tea, thanks to Mandy and Stephanie. Thanks also to Carol Haskett for scoring, Cliff Archer for umpiring, Gareth Haskett and Robin Yeld (who couldn't be with us) for getting the teams together, Philip MacDougall for taking the photos and Steve Clark for arranging it all. Thanks also to the many people who came along to support the event and enjoyed a great afternoon.
Match report
Despite a weeks rain delay the Chidbrook cup finally got underway with blue sky’s and with a wonderfully prepared pitch overlooking the South Downs.

This year saw a change of venue from the Fishbourne playing fields to West Ashling Cricket Club. Apart from the fact our previous hosts were not too happy with our Pimms tent (and we could not sacrifice that), I’m sure you will agree the change of scenery was well worth the switch.

Gareth Haskett, Hambrook Captain won the toss and invited Chidham to bat. Pace men Steve Clark and Josh Haskett took the new ball and made early inroads into the top order. All the batsmen struggled to come to terms with the slow out field and only the middle order of Keith Davey, continuing his fine season with the bat, (19) and Andy Robertson (18) made double figures.
Fine fielding, especially the captains run out of David O’Connell, and accurate bowling restricted Chidham to 90 of the allotted 20 overs. Chidham managing some how to loose 13 wickets!

After a wonderful tea, Captain Haskett sent his big guns in first with orders to hit out and put the Chidham bowlers under pressure. Openers Paul Walmsley and Mike Smith duly obliged with 44 runs between them. Paul, on one leg after tweaking a hamstring early on, slogged two 6’s into the adjoining field, and Mike retired undefeated. After a few attempts to finish in style by blasting a boundary Josh Haskett finally hit the winning single for Hambrook with three overs remaining, but in true sportsman like fashion Chidham captain Stephen Johnson allowed them to bat on and finish on 96 for 7.
Hambrook may have won for the first time in three years but the games Champagne moment went to Jonathan Davies for a magnificent one handed catch.
Your reporter's Man of the Match however went to Josh Haskett for his 3 wickets in one over, hitting the winning run and having the cheek to tell me to block my first ball to give him the winning run! Too bad he’s too young to drink the Champagne.

Chidham
Batting
How out
Bowler
Runs
1
Tony Young
Bowled
Steve Clark
2
(Paceman strikes)
2
Herbie Small
Bowled
Jon Keynes
8
(The ball turned a foot)
3
Ashley Nute
lbw
Steve Clark
3
(how much did it cost to bribe the umpire?)
4
David O'Connell
Run Out
(Gareth Haskett)
1
(What a pick up and throw!)
5
David George
Bowled
Jon Keynes
4
6
Jonathan Davies
Bowled
Pete Clark
8
(1x4)
7
Keith Davey
Bowled
Gareth Haskett
19
(1x6, 2x4s)
8
Andy Robertson
Bowled
Josh Haskett
18
(2x4s)
9
Kurt Stetchman
Run out
6
10
Stephen Johnson
Retired
2
(Concerned about his batting average)
11
Tony Young
Bowled
Steve Clark
1
12
Herbie Small
Not out
1
13
Ashley Nute
Caught
Josh Haskett
1
14
David O'Connell
Caught
Josh Haskett
1
(Josh 3 wickets in an over Haskett)
Total
 
90
for 12 off 20 overs

Hambrook
Bowling
Overs
Mdns
Runs
Wkts
Steve Clark
4
1
5
3
Josh Haskett
4
0
15
3
Jon Keynes
4
0
17
2
Pete Clark
4
0
30
2
Gareth Haskett
2
0
15
1
Mark Spicer
2
0
4
0
Run Outs 2

Hambrook
Batting
How Out
Bowler
Runs
1
Paul Walmsley
Bowled
Keith Davey
18
( 2 x 6's on one leg)
2
Mike Smith
Retired
26
( 3 x 4's)
3
Neil Phillips
Caught
David 0'Connell
13
( 2 x 4's)
4
Gareth Haskett
Bowled
Jonathan Davies
10
(1x4)
5
Mark Spicer
Caught
David O'Connell
3
6
Graeme Bradshaw
Bowled
Kurt Stetchman
5
7
Josh Haskett
Bowled
David George
11
(Josh try to finish with a six)
8
Steve Clark
Bowled
David George
2
9
Pete Clark
Not out
2
10
Jon Keynes
Not out
0
Total
96
for 7 off 20 overs

Chidham Bowling
Overs
Mdns
Runs
Wickets
David George
4
0
10
2
Kurt Stetchman
4
1
24
1
Keith Davey
4
0
20
1
Andy Robertson
2
0
16
0
David O'Connell
2
0
5
2
Jonathan Davies
2
0
8
1
Herbie Small
2
0
13
0

Hope you all enjoyed the game and new venue.
What price a bit of land in Chidham or Hambrook to provide a facility such as we saw today?
Hope to see you all next year.

A big thanks our hosts at West Ashling, especially Paul Simons for preparing the pitch and Steve Harvey the booking secretary. Match umpire Cliff Archer officiated with his usual eye for accuracy and Carol Haskett, our now full time scorer, did a superb job an the boundary.
All who help in the refreshment tent were really appreciated by both teams and supporters, helping create the relaxed atmosphere the occasion deserves.

A special thanks as ever to the two hard working captains for putting the teams together, Gareth Haskett and Robin Yeld. Also, cheers to John at The Old House for the post match beer.
Steve Clark, Chairman, Chidham and Hambrook Web Site Association
Hambrook : - L to R Cliff Archer - Umpire, Steve Clark, Paul Walmsley, Jon Keynes, Gareth Haskett, Mark Spicer, Josh Haskett, Pete Clark, Neil Phillips, Mike Smith, Graeme Bradshaw . Chidham - L to R Cliff Archer - Umpire, Ashley Nute, David O'Connell, David George, Herbie Small, Andy Robertson, Tony Young, Jonathan Davies, Stephen Johnson, Keith Davey, Kurt Stetchman.