He plundered 951 runs at 95.10 to help CCF to their first title, hitting four centuries, besides featuring prominently in the club’s coaching activities. He is currently in New Zealand playing for Hawera in the Taranaki League based around New Plymouth.
Like his Compton team-mates, Chimbambo had hoped to be playing Southern Premier League Division 3 cricket this summer, but well chronicled issues with the Shepherd’s Lane outfield led to promotion from the Hampshire League being denied.
CCF captain Alex Spearing said: “We are delighted to welcome back Tinashe as player/coach for the 2023 season. To be able to keep hold of a player of his quality is a real statement of intent for the club that we are serious about defending our Hampshire league title and getting promotion into the SPL.
“Tinashe had a huge impact off the field last year helping to coach the first team and working with our younger players so we are looking forward to him continuing this work and are excited about the progress we can make this year.”