Chidham skipper Keith Davey won the toss and elected to bat first on the soft and unpredictable wicket but the start of the match was delayed by fifteen minutes due to the late arrival of star player Alex Crook and his suited and booted personal entourage (but alas no scorebook).
Regular opener Matt Chesshire got off the mark quickly for Chidham with some consummate stroke play but his partner big Jim Mansell was soon bowled out by young Joe Phiz for 2 runs.
New comer Alex Smith joined Chessire at the wicket and the pair knocked out an impressive 40 runs between them before Smith was bowled by Will Parker, with Chesshire being forced to retire soon after.
Andy Clark and Pete Wild both added some decent runs to the Chidham tally before being caught and bowled respectively and then up stepped Jon Keynes to destroy the Chidham middle order.
First he bowled out Crook for 1 (much to the amusement of Alex's boundary fan club), then had skipper Keith Davey caught out for 1 by Willem before finally bowling out Hebden for a duck, thus finishing on impressive figures of 3-10.
G. Davey was unfortunately run out and then the returning Matt Chesshire and Simon Davies made a gallant last stand with the former eventually reaching 40 runs in total before the latter was bowled out for 7, leaving Chidham on a respectable 104 all out.
A sumptuous tea was enjoyed by players and spectators alike whilst the children played their own mini game of cricket and then it was back to the business of the day as the Hambrook VI set about chasing their target.
Hambrook openers S. Parker and P. O'Donohue were restricted to just a few runs by Chidham's impressive opening bowlers of Alex Smith and Andy Clark with POD eventually being bowled out by Smith for just 6 runs.
However, this would prove to be Chidham's only wicket of the day as first Willem and then S. Parker gradually reached their forced retirement figures of 28 and 25 respectively.
Despite the game being finally balanced after 8 overs, the lack of wickets eventually took its toll and it was left for Hambrook skipper V. Smith, with the assistance of S. Parker and J. Keynes, to surpass the Chidham batting total on his 25 th run.
The overall score is now 6-4 in favour of Hambrook in this the tenth year of the Cup.
Hambrook Team: V. Smith (C), W Van Niekerk, S Parker, W Parker, J Keynes, O Keynes, P O'Donohue, S Clarke (W), D. Phiz, J. Phiz, M Rawlinson
Chidham Team: K Davey (C), G Davey, P Wild, A Goring-Crook (W), A. Smith, A Clark , S. Davies, J, Mansell, M Chesshire, Richard, N. Hebden