Dave PRICE


Dave PRICE
Played For Hythe 1980-1984

Scored 7 Southern League Tons

Played for Hythe between 1980 - 1984 


- Scored 4,969 Runs For Hythe in Just 5 Seasons
- 3080 SPL Runs & 1083 Friendly Runs 

- 7 League Tons with a Highest Score 130 vs Poole


19821st XI130vs Poole
19821st XI105vs Lymington
19821st XI125vs Bournemouth
19831st XI120*vs Old Tauntonians
19841st XI104vs Petersfield
19841st XI118*vs South Hants TC
19841st XI103vs Alton


- 3 Friendly Tons with a Highest Score 151 vs Krakatoa


1980107vs New Milton
1983113vs Swindon BR
1984151vs Krakatoa


- Took over 138 Wickets For The Club inc 108 SPL Wkts

- Hythe's Record Century Maker - 10 inc 7 League Tons

- Highest League Score 130 vs Poole

- Shared in a Southrn League 230 run 3rd wkt partnership

- League Best Bowling Figures of 7-27 vs Petersfield

David Price only played for Hythe for five seasons but without question he was the finest opening batsman to have played for the club - and that was the opinion of many of the legends in the Hall of Fame.

Dave joned the club in 1980 from Deanery where he use to bat 7 or 8 and very occasionally bowled. George Knights new of his talents and quickly turned him into an opening batsman who never gave his wicket away and if he was still there after 20 overs then guaranteed a century was on the cards. 

During the 1980 season Dave scored 453 league runs @ an average 37.75. He also scored 107 in a friendly vs New Milton

In 1981 he was a big factor in Hythe winning the Sydney Wyatt Cup - Then in 1982 he scored 600 runs averaging 47.61 in the Southern League and over 1,200 overall in the season for Hythe. He scored tons - 103 vs Poole, 105 v Lymington, and 125 vs Bournemouth. He also chipped in with 7-27 vs Petersfield. 

Price then followed that up in 1983 with 674 runs as Hythe finished second in the Southern League after losing three of their first four matches. Price scored another league ton this time against Old Tauntonians where with Mel Hussain they formed a prolific partnership and put on 230 against Old Tauntonians for the third wicket.

Price then had his best season for the club in 1984, despite Hythe only finishing 5th. Price scored an incredible 775 Southern League runs @ 65.48 and took 23 wickets. This included tons against Petersfield (104), South Hants TC(118*) and Alton (103). He also scored 151 against Krakatoa in a friendly.

Sadly after the 1984 season Price had to move away with work committments ending up in Belguim. Such was his craving for cricket he use to travel 100 miles each weekend from Brussels to the Hague to play the game. He later moved out to Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately Hythe could never replace a guy of his ability.

George Knights described Dave Price as not only a fine batsman but also a steady seam bowler, good clubman and the best slip fielder he ever played with.

David Price - The Finest Bat To Play For The Green Caps