7 Hythe & Dibden Centuries
Played for Hythe between 1970 - 1982
- Batsman / Wicket Keeper
- Scored 7,533 Runs For Hythe Inc 1,818 SPL/County League Runs
- Scored 3 League Tons For Hythe with a Best 107 vs Alton
- 2 League Tons with a Highest Score 106* vs Hyde II
|1980||2nd XI||106*||vs Hyde II|
|1981||2nd XI||105*||vs Lymington II|
- Scored 4 Friendly Tons with a Highest Score 144* vs Burley
What a shame that this guy missed several seasons with moving away with his work commitments.
Phil Pick described as one of the finest batsman to have played for the club - coming in at 3 or 4 he could rip through a bowling attack.
Brain Buck scored over 7,000 runs for the club scoring 7 centuries for the club including a best was 144* Vs Burley in 1970 - a season in which he scored 860 runs from 22 innings.
In 1971 he was at it again scoring 104* vs Basingstoke Social Club and 104 vs Andover - what a shame league cricket wasn't introduced until two years later.
After time away Brian returned and played in the 1976 Sydney Wyatt Cup winning side as a batsman.
During the 1977 season he hit another ton 107 vs Alton
The 1980 season saw Brian available for just 3 league games so Picky forced him into the 2nd string. He cracked 106* vs Hyde II -an innings which included 17 fours and 2 sixes. The two other games he scored 53 and 58 and averaging 108.50. He also scored 109* in a friendly vs Trojans.
After more time away in 1982 he turned out for Phil Pick's Second XI vs Lymington and cracked a match winning 105*
As well as his prolific batting Brian was also a very good wicket keeper.
Brian Buck's availabilty for Hythe was very limited but when he did play he was a joy to watch bat - 7 centuries what an achievement - imagine what it could have been
Brian Buck - A Hythe Legend