H&D Teams Of The Decade
H&D Team Of The Decade 1973 -1979 (First Years Of League Cricket)

The 70s saw the start of League Cricket and Hythe & Dibden become Hampshire Champions. Then after 5 years of County 1 cricket Hythe were welcomed into the Southern League and amongst the elite. Their 2nd XI would play in the Southern League 2nd team league.


SeasonDivisionCaptainFinal Pos
1973Hants County 1Phil Pick9th 
1974Hants County 1Phil Pick7th
1975Hants County 1Brian Sexton3rd
1976Hants County 1Brian SextonChampions
1977Hants County 1Brian Sexton8th
1978Southern LeagueBrian Buck
1979Southern LeagueHedley Wooldridge15th


SeasonTop BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWkts
1973George KNIGHTS307Brian SEXTON29
1974Brian SMITH262Brian SMITH50
1975Alan WILLIAMS519Brian SEXTON
1976Terry RAWLINS545Terry RAWLINS47
1977George KNIGHTS427Mike SWANTON26
1978Brian SEXTON271Brian SEXTON30
1979Brian BUCK331Terry RAWLINS33

So what about Team of The Decade (or 7 league years). It's right that Brian Sexton who led the First team for 3 seasons including their Championship Season ~ should lead the side.

Hythe used a lot of players over the 7 seasons so the team includes two players who were only around for 1-2 seasons.

Hythe & Dibden 70s Team Of The Decade

Brian BUCK49106322.1*~*~*~*~*

Alan WILLIAMS1652935.3*~*~*~*~*

George KNIGHTS86205924.8*~*~*~*~*

Fred WASTELL2748518.0*~*~*~*~*29617
Brian SMITH1739328.1*~*~*~*~*6095411.2
*Brian SEXTON90235128.7*~*~*~*~*246816914.6
Terry RAWLINS70146925.8*~*~*~*~*212715613.6
(+) Hedley WOOLDRIDGE654388.1*~*~*~*~*

Mike SWANTON3644213.0*~*~*~*~*8465415.7
Mike PICK32714.0*~*~*~*~*11576916.8
Phil PICK632295.7*~*~*~*~*173912414.0