H&D All Time Top Batsman

H&D All Time Top Batsman

An updated list of Hythe & Dibden's finest Batsman

Two of Hythe's finest ever top the SPL/County Batting Stats for H&D ~ Terry Rawlins & George Knights . Terry scored 5258 runs during his 14 seasons @ Hythe  in the SPL & County Leagues whilst George arguably Hythe's finest Captain scored 4541 despite never hitting a league ton. 

Of the current crop ~ Richie Froggett is 3rd in the all time list & Matt Young joint 5th with Wayne Effeny who played under Knights & Rawlins in the 80s..

Top SPL/County Batting Stats

All Time Top SPL /County Batsman 1973-20
Terry Rawlins17320113525833.1
George Knights1921396454125.4
Richie Froggett19230100374726
Rob James15515120*363923.1
Wayne Effeny20313124*353618.6
Matt Young11912103*353633
Dave Price691130308045.3
Sean Tongs1411778281323.2
Simon Wright12912118268122.9
Brian Sexton14122101255521.5
Tom Richards121893*261523.1
Paul Whitlock1993199238914.2
Matt Howe12812111232920.1
Kev James130899230018.9
David Hoy146975208315.2
Simon Dixon119884205918.5
Ben Kendrick1161060200818.9
Brian Buck713106*181822.3
Grant Smith914105*168119.3
Nick Trustain593113159528.5



 The Regional Divisions still see The Guru at the top with Wayne Effeny (pictured & just about still going) in 2nd.

Mike Bowman who led the 2nd XI for many years and now is seen as a bowler for the 1st XI ~ is 3rd in the list with 2971 runs. 

But with the 2nd XI now playing County Cricket it's the 3rd & 4th XI boys who are climbing the list ~ Shaun Moss has climbed to 7th just shy of 2000 runs & Luke Mills 9th with 1714 runs.

 Top Regional Division Batting Stats


Leading Hampshire Regional Batsman 1975-2020 
Sean Tongs21321124*586930.6
Wayne Effeny13819150*426735.9
Mike Bowman20617106397121
Pete Stevens20120102259714.3
Richie Froggett10015149257830.3
Simon Dixon 1019103*216323.5
Shaun Moss7718147*191232.4
Gary Howe941492191123.9
Luke Mills8710111*171422.3
Steve Thompson824135167821.5
Ewan Bell1052987*157420.7
Dave Guymer5411100*155836.2
John Clarke109475137113.1
Tony Wood77576131418.3
Gareth Mead622121129521.6
Dan Pates347119*115142.6
Ryan O'Connor54566101420.7
Tony North4539499023.6
Simon Wright3828196726.9
Nick Shrive43810587124.9


I think Gurus Club / Friendly Stats will be at the top of the list as long as im alive. 9770 runs quite an achievement in a list which is dominated with players who played pre league cricket when 2 or 3 games a week were the norm. 5 if Picky had his way.

Of the current crop only Jonjo Stovell makes the top 20 after surpassing 3500 runs in friendlies


From 1960 -2020



All Time Leading Club Friendly Batsman 
Sean Tongs37656111*977030.5
Brian Sexton41740108738619.6
Alan Wiltshire5803474*677312.4
Brian Buck16511144*571537.1
Paul Whitlock28939115*552622.1
George Knights2049104540327.7
Kev James1306108*441235.6
John Ashton25539107*428819.8
Richard Thomas3591998428812.6
Matt Howe15848100*396436
Garth Thomas1579116383425.6
Mike Swanton30121102*355212.7
Jonjo Stovell16926100*350224.5
Tony North15512100*353124.7
Hedley Wooldridge2891982*345212.8
Tony Woodhouse495896433918.4
Dave Carr10510131*334435.2
Mark Wiltshire2531296319913.3
Phil Pick78010810731824.7
Kevin Smith219673*302114.2

Updated 25th Feb 2021