Woodhouse Trophy

Woodhouse Trophy

History Of The Woodhouse Trophy

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 had been doing it for years and together the two clubs invited Beaulieu to form a Triangular Tournament with the sides playing each other once. 

After a few trial seasons - In 2007 Sway were asked to join and the three sides have continued to compete ever since with many of their youngsters going on to play First XI cricket for their respective clubs. With thanks to Lawrence & Dave at Sway the competition continues to be played in the spirit Tony use to enjoy cricket for over fifty years.

For the first time in 2015 the title was shared between Fawley & Sway after the final game was rained off. Sway won the tournament outright in 2016 but H&D can be pleased with their performances remaining unbeaten throughout.

Sadly 2017 saw Fawley struggle for players which resulted in them withdrawing from the competition. However with Pete Bennet & Dave Marshall keen to keep the competition going we were delighted to announce that Langley Manor will compete in 2018.

After 5 seasons of Sway dominance ~ Hythe & Dibden won the Trophy in 2018 for the first time since 2012 and maintained it in 2019

The 2020 season and were delighted to see Fawley come back into the Competition which now becomes 4 way.

Woodhouse Trophy 2020 Fixtures

10th MayFawleyVsLangley Manor
17th MaySwayVsLangley Manor
17th MayFawleyVsHythe & Dibden
24th MaySwayVsHythe & Dibden
14th JuneHythe & DibdenVsFawley
21st JuneFawleyVsSway
28th JuneLangley ManorVsHythe & Dibden
5th JulySwayVsFawley
12th JulyLangley ManorVsFawley
19th JulyHythe & DibdenrVsSway
26th JulyLangley ManorVsSway
9th AugHythe & DibdenVsLangley Manor

Woodhouse Trophy Final Table 2019

Hythe & Dibden4400181582
Langley Manor4031111021


Game 1 ~ Sway 205 a/o (7pts) O.Hudson 66, J.Bailey 39, D.Jones 3-40, K.McCarthy 3-24, D.Bailey 3-23) Lost Hythe & Dibden 207-4 (22pts) L.Vaughan 85, Z.Moss 55*, D.Duell 39) by 6 Wkts

Game 2 ~ Langley Manor 132 a/o (5pts) E.Terris 43, K.Cresswell 30, D.Jones 3-20, P.Miller 3-8) Lost Hythe & Dibden 137-7 (20pts) P.Miller 29*, L.Vaughan 29 D.Duell 23, C.Bedford 3-29, T.Kiel 2-19 by 3 Wkts

Game 3 ~ Langley Manor 181 a/o (8pts) (B.Rogers 56, K.Cresswell 44, D.Smith 27, D.Elford 4-20) Drew Sway 137-8 (7pts) (N.Glass 55, B.Lockey 3-19, C.Lount 2-5)

Game 4 ~ Langley Manor 200-7 (8pts) (J.Payne 58*, L.Stokes 38, H.Chandhoke 34, K.Cresswell 25, J.Fletcher 2-39 Lost Hythe & Dibden 204-7 (20pts) J.Fletcher 51*, L.Vaughan 41, D.Duell 22, A.Pates 22, C.Lount 3-37, H.Chandhoke 2-27 bt 3 Wkts

Game 5 ~ Sway 236-5 (9pts) (O.Hudson 131, J.Condon 19*, A.Condon 19) Lost Hythe & Dibden 238-6 (19pts) (D.Duell 93, S.Moss 57*, Z.Moss 29, C.Treacy 2-23, D.Marshall 2-25, S.Pickering 2-35) by 4 Wkts 

Game 6 ~ Sway (22pts) Beat Langley Manor (0pts) ~ No Show

Previous Winners

2019, 2018- Hythe & Dibden
2017,2016- Sway
2015- Fawley & Sway Tie
2014,13- Sway
2012,11,10- Hythe & Dibden
2009- Sway
2008- Fawley
2007- Sway
2006 - Fawley
2005, 04 - Hythe & Dibden
2003- Beaulieu

Rules of The Competition

•Rules will be the same as normal Sunday Friendly Games with a 2.30 start, 5pm tea and 20 overs in the last hour of play.

•Teams must consist of at least 6 colts (Under 17 as per New Forest Colts League)

•No player who regularly plays in the County Divisions 1-4 will be allowed to play in the competition excluding colts (U17's & below). An exception to this would be the club coach however he must bat 7 or below.

•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 100-125-150-175-200.

•For sides batting second winning with wickets in hand. A point will be added (max 5 batting in total) for every 2 wickets in hand

•Bonus Points for Bowling will be achieved at 2-4-6-8 and 10 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. 

Tony Woodhouse sadly passed away in 2011 after serving Hythe & Dibden for over fifty years. Through the 80’s Hythe Sunday 2nd XI consisted of Tony, Alan Wiltshire and 9 colts on most weekends. Alan & Tony never complained yet a lot of the higher statesman in the club thought of disbanding the team following several heavy defeats and some objections from the opponents.

Yet Tony & Alan ignored the complaints and many of the players today benefited from those years of cricket. Tony never complained – he was happy fielding in the slips and watching the young lads chase after his bowling efforts. If they dropped a catch off his bowling, he use to shout ‘ never mind you’ll catch the next one’.

'Tony Woodhouse a True Hythe Legend'

We thank Sway for keeping his memory alive and Langley Manor who joined last year