What a 10 years in the History of the Hythe & Dibden 1st XI having started the Decade in County 2 only to drop down to County 4 and climb back upto the Southern League for the first time in 30 years.
|2010||Hants County 2||Simon Dixon||12th|
|2011||Hants County 2||Matt Howe||17th Relegated|
|2012||Hants County 3||Matt Howe||5th|
|2013||Hants County 3||Matt Howe||18th Relegated|
|2014||Hants County 4||James Page||3rd Promoted|
|2015||Hants County 3||James Page||2nd Promoted|
|2016||Hants County 2||James Page||3rd Promoted|
|2017||Hants County 1||Tom Richards||10th|
|2018||Hants County 1||Tom Richards||Champions|
|2019||SPL Div 3||Tom Richards||4th|
|Season||Top Batsman||Runs||Top Bowler||Wkts|
|2010||Adrian de JAGER||750||Rob SAUNDERS||22|
|2011||Matt YOUNG||366||Harry SMITH||29|
|2012||Matt YOUNG||426||Rob SAUNDERS||33|
|2013||Matt YOUNG||433||Ozair SHAIKH||23|
|2014||Matt YOUNG||402||Richie FROGGETT||30|
|2015||Luke HODGES||643||Luke HODGES||31|
|2016||Luke HODGES||493||Luke HODGES||29|
|2017||Inam AGHA||575||Tarin MASON||29|
|2018||Tom GATES||683||Andy WAKELY||30|
|2019||Zac MILLAR||526||Craig STOW||26|
So what about a Team of The Decade ~ well the team selects itself from the top run scorers and wicket takers. Though its looks lop sided because of all the all rounders in the side.
The unluckiest person not to get into the side ~ James Page who skippered the side to 3 consecutive promotions and his achievements go down in the history of the club. However Tom Richards got the nod as Captain for taking us to the next level and his own personal performances over 10 years.
The one difficult decision is Jonjo got into the side for his batting over the decade however if its a bowler we needed then Ozair Shaikh would be selected 38 wkts @ 20.2.
Hodgey is included in the side because of his two seasons with the club but all the overseas have performed well for us over the past 10 years.
|Hythe & Dibden Team Of The Decade|
|(+) Matt HOWE||101||1926||20.7||*~*~*~*~*||392||14||28|