Hambrook go Wild to win Chidbrook Cup

Saturday 19th September 2009
at West Ashling

The Chidbrook Cup 2009

Scorecard

The Chidbrook Cup has a tradition of family involvement-and this year was no exception. With Chidham fielding Father and Son, Uncle and Nephew and twin brothers! Hambrook also had a family feel to it with Father and son and Father and two sons!

Both sides were keen to bowl first on a pitch that had soaked up some early morning sun. Captains Haskett and Johnson Snr. marched out to the middle for the toss in front of a fair sized crowd at West Ashling for the first of what was to become a number of important duels during this 25 over match. Chidham won the toss and took to the field as the Hambrook openers strapped on their pads.
A good solid start was what Hambrook needed if they were to pull back the 2-1 deficit, in this the fourth year competing for the trophy. Openers Paul Walmsley and Mike Smith would be keen to get bat to ball and get off the mark quickly to ease the nerves. Skipper Johnson gave the first over to pace man Matt Cheshire in an attempt to apply early pressure. Second ball and Paul called for a quick run, Mike's response was less than lightening fast and he was run out by a foot with out a run on the board. Shocking run out. All that emotion and pent up aggression will have to be put to bed-for another year at least Mike! Great work in the field by Keith Davey and Joel Lane behind the stumps-fresh from a county trial that morning! Not a good start.
Jonathan Davies took the second over and was unlucky to have Paul dropped in the deep by Ashley Nute. “It just popped out”, he was heard to whisper. This was the first of three put downs during Paul's innings, before finally being snatched by Keith for 22 in a spell of great swing bowling. The high light of Paul's knock was the battle royal he had with pace man Matt, who hit him on the body and hand. Great character was shown by the opener! Justin Dyssell had an impressive debut for Hambrook with some clubbing blows in his 26, off the mark first ball with a four over the keepers head. Captain Haskett also impressed with 28, despite heading his first ball down leg side to get off the mark. Both retired on 26 and 28 respectively.
Hambrook's middle order hit out with great control, keeping the score ticking over at speed. Neil Phillips came in at 5 and after taking a ball in the mouth off Ben Haynes, hit a wristy 19 before Ben finally had him caught by Jock Robertson to a huge cheer, following Chidham's earlier spills.Andy Wild was given a lifeline when dropped second ball by Jonathan Davies and went on to make 28 in a partnership with son Jimmy. Andy was to retire undefeated, giving way to his other son Tommy! Jimmy caused great confusion in the Chidham ranks when he came in-the first left hander to bat for Hambrook.
The Wild family contributed 68 of the Hambrook total. Tommy, described by his dad as “the bowler in the family” smashed Matt for successive sixes in the final over, before being bowled for 21. One over the club house was said to have been the biggest seen on the ground, and provoked the umpire to request that his car be moved. In the field Chidham let too many catches slip, how ever if Ashley Nute had managed to pocket a great diving attempt, at the first or second try, on the boundary in the 7 th over to get rid of Paul, it could well have been the champagne moment. Philip Johnson's bowling was also lively; indeed his opening ball to Paul almost cut him in two. Steve Clark and Jon Keynes closed the innings on 0 and 1 not out, both obviously protecting their averages and happy with the total of 188 for 6.
Tea was served.
Chidham came out to bat after tea needing a big total, and openers Matt Chesshire and Jonathan Davies were given the task of providing a base. Steve Clark and Josh Haskett were asked by the skipper to restrict the opening pair. Steve rallied the fielders before the off with the cry, “Catches win matches” And in Steve's second over Jonathan chipped one to Jimmy Wild who dually obliged! Out for a duck. Ashley Nute fell also to a catch when on 8. This time Jon Keynes snapping up the chance of a fiery Tommy Wild delivery. Matt was holding up one end, but when he had to retire Steve Clark struck again, bowling Jock Robertson first ball. Chidham were in trouble!
Philip Johnson came in and steadied the ship for a short time with an impressive 19, but was run out by great fielding from Jimmy and Neil behind the stumps. Neil's appealing (Oh no he's not) was indicative of the Hambrook fielding effort-one particularly shout was given not out, in Westbourne!

Mike Smith was kept busy patrolling the boundary. The only reward he got how ever was a shot up the backside from the electric fence when retrieving a four ball from the field! Not a good day Mike. But it could have been worse, it could have been me!
The much anticipated rain arrived, but the light was good and not even Duckworth Lewis could save Chidham. So as the drizzle fell Skipper Haskett turned to the slower bowlers, and it was Andy Wild who finished off Chidham in style with first the 3 quick wickets of Ben Haynes (bowled), Keith Davey and Simon Davies, both caught behind brilliantly by Neil. Then finally, after some stiff resistance, Stephen Johnson fell for 12. Again to the same partnership of Andy and Neil behind. It was all over-106 all out.
Steve Clark thanked all who came to play and support, all who contributed to the great lunch and to Senior Umpire Cliff Archer for his fair and unbiased performance. The trophy for 2009 was then awarded to Hambrook skipper Gareth Haskett, who duly named Andy Wild as man of the match for his 28 not out and figures of 4 for 9 in 4.4 overs. My Champagne moment for what it's worth? A proud dad batting with his son, retiring to allow both sons to bat together-and out scoring them both! It's what we are all about. See you next year.
Thanks to Rophina Yeld and others for the brilliant photos  

Scorecard - Chidbrook Cup 2009


Hambrook Batting

Batsman How Out Bowler
Runs
1
Paul Walmsley Caught Keith Davey
22
2
Mike Smith Run Out  
0
3
Justin Dyssell Retired  
26
4
Gareth Haskett Retired  
28
5
Neil Phillips Caught Ben Haynes
19
6
Andy Wild Retired  
28
7
Josh Haskett Bowled Ben Haynes
5
8
Jimmy Wild Caught Jock Robertson
19
9
Tommy Wild Bowled Matt Chesshire
21
10
Steve Clark Not Out  
0
11
Jon Keynes Not Out  
1
Extra's    
19
Total    
188
(for 6 Wickets)
Chidham Bowling
Bowler    
Overs
Runs
Wickets
1
Matt Chesshire    
5
38
1
2
Jonathan Davies    
3
32
0
3
Keith Davey    
3
17
1
4
Philip Johnson    
3
22
0
5
Ben Haynes    
5
31
2
6
Joel Lane    
5
35
0
7
Jock Robertson    
1
9
1
Run Out's    
1
Extra's    
4
Chidham Batting
Batsman How Out Bowler
Runs
1
Matt Chesshire Retired  
32
2
Jonathan Davies Caught Steve Clark
0
3
Ashley Nute Caught Tommy Wild
8
4
Jock Robertson Bowled Steve Clark
0
5
Philip Johnson Run Out  
19
6
Joel Lane Bowled Jon Keynes
5
7
Ben Haynes Bowled Andy Wild
1
8
Keith Davey Caught Andy Wild
1
9
Simon Davies Caught Andy Wild
2
10
Tony Young Run Out  
1
11
Stephen Johnson Caught Andy Wild
12
Extra's    
25
Total    
106
All Out
Hambrook Bowling Scorecard Chidbrook Cup 2009
Bowler
Overs
Runs
Wickets
1
Steve Clark    
4
24
2
2
Josh Haskett    
5
24
0
3
Tommy Wild    
4
11
1
4
Jon Keynes    
5
19
1
5
Andy Wild    
4.4
9
4
Run Out's    
2
Extra's    
19
Hambrook C.C. Won by 82 Runs
Man of the Match – Andy Wild – Hambrook C.C.