By web - December 3 2010
Hythe & Dibden have won this seasons Tony Woodhouse Trophy. Jonjo Stovell's young side did it in style winning three and drawing one of their four matches. Holders Sway finished second with Fawley third. It's the first time in 5 years Hythe have won the trophy.



Hythe & Dibden Win Trophy For The First Time In 5 Years

Hythe & Dibden have won the 2010 Tony Woodhouse Trophy. Jonjo Stovell's young side did it in style winning three of their four matches. Sway finished second after beating Fawley in this years final match. It was the first time since 2005 that Hythe had won the trophy

Thanks to Sway and Fawley for keeping this competition going and the format of bringing youngsters into senior cricket can only benefit all three clubs in the long run.

When I started this competition back in 2003 I wanted the competition to be competative for the youngsters on a bigger scale to colts cricket but still have that the Sunday friendly feel to it. Nothing typified it more than this years game at Hythe against Sway. The visitors dominated the game and were really up for it as they tried to keep hold of their trophy. But the Green Caps dug in and grinded out a fortunate draw. Yes it was edgy at times and had everything a Saturday league game would have but fair play to the Sway lads - they sportingly clapped the Hythe lads off at the end.

In the past 6 years all three teams have won the competition twice.


13th June Sway 110 a/o (3pts)Lost Hythe 112-6 (19pts)
20th JuneFawley 144-9 (5pts)Drew Sway 155-8 (7pts)
11th JulyHythe 180-7 (20pts)BeatFawley 111 a/o (3pts)
25th July Hythe 140-9 (4pts)DrewSway 201-5 (8pts)
8th AugFawley 135 a/o (4pts)LostHythe 177-6 (20pts)
16th AugSway 200-9 (20pts)Beat Fawley 89 a/o (4pts)

Final Table 2010 Season

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2009 - Sway
2008 - Fawley
2007 - Sway
2006 - Fawley
2005 - Hythe & Dibden
2004 - Hythe & Dibden
2003 - Beaulieu



  • Rules will be the same as normal Sunday Friendly Games with a 2.30 start and 20 overs in the last hour of play.
  • No player who plays in the County Divisions 1-4 will be allowed to play excluding colts.
  • Teams must consist of at least 6 colts (Under 18)
  • No bowler to bowl more than 8 overs in the game to enable more people to participate.
  • A Winning Side will pick up 12 points
  • Bonus points for Batting will be achieved at 100-125-150 and 175.
  • For sides batting second winning with wickets in hand. A point will be added (max 4batting in total) for every 2 wickets in hand
  • Bonus Points for Bowling will be achieved at 3-5-7 and 9 wickets.
  • If a game is postponed because of the weather both sides will collect 6 points.
  • If a game is stopped and cannot be finished then bonus points will count as well as the 6 points for a cancelled game.

A Few of my players asked the question - Why is there no share of the points for a drawn game ?

The idea is for colts to spend time in the middle and defend their wickets rather than needlessly giving it away which they would do chasing runs in 40 over games. To earn full points you have to win the game and that means bowling teams out.

Any comments / ideas on any of the rules -



The Tony Woodhouse Trophy was set up in 2003 with the idea of Hythe using it to bring youngsters into adult cricket. Lawrence Read at Fawley has been doing it for years and together the two clubs also asked Beaulieu to form a Triangular Tournament with the sides playing each other once.

Tony Woodhouse himself played for Hythe for nearly fifty years & during the last twenty it was spent in the Sunday 2nds playing with the youngsters.

Through the 80’s the team consisted of Tony, Alan Wiltshire and 9 colts representing Hythe 2nd XI which resulted in heavy defeats and some objections from the opponents. Yet Hythe ignored the complaints and many of the Senior players today benefited from those years of cricket. Tony never complained though – he was happy in the slips with the young lads running around the field and if they dropped a catch off his bowling, he use to shout ‘ never mind you’ll catch the next one’.