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Woodhouse Trophy


The Tony Woodhouse Trophy was set up in 2003 with the idea of Hythe using it to bring youngsters into adult cricket. Lawrence Read at Fawley had been doing it for years and together the two clubs invited Beaulieu to form a Triangular Tournament with the sides playing each other once.

After a few trial seasons - In 2007 Sway were asked to join and the three sides have continued to compete ever since with many of their youngsters going on to play First XI cricket for their respective clubs. With thanks to Lawrence & Dave at Sway the competition continues to be played in the spirit Tony use to enjoy cricket for over fifty years.

For the first time in 2015 the title was shared between Fawley & Sway after the final game was rained off. Sway won the tournament outright in 2016 but H&D can be pleased with their performances remaining unbeaten throughout.

Final Woodhouse Trophy Fixtures 2017

14th MayFawleyvsSway
4th JuneHythe & DibdenvsSway
11th JuneHythe & DibdenvsFawley
18th JuneSwayvsFawley
2nd JulyFawleyvsHythe & Dibden
9th JulySwayvsHythe & Dibden


Woodhouse Trophy 2016

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Game 1 ~ Sway 243-5 (22pts) G.Lewis 102*, T.Burton 59*,(Unbeaten 155 partnership) D.Newcombe 2-34, N.Shrive 2-52 Beat Fawley 149 a/o (4pts) A.Freeman 54, N.Shrive 26, K.Coxall 22, G.Lewis 4-31, D.Bailey 2-16, J.Bailey 2-44 by 94 Runs

Game 2 ~ Sway 263-4 (9pts) D.Bailey 102*, N.Brien 47, V.Falso 39, J.Bailey 26*, T.Jones 2-43 Lost Hythe & Dibden 266-7 (19pts) S.Tongs 94, D.Taylor 71 (137 partnership), S.Allport 2-21, D.Bailey 2-37 by 3 Wkts

Game 3 ~ Hythe & Dibden 79-7 (5pts) Sc Rollinson 34, L.Vaughan 12, B.Cooper 2-12 Drew Fawley 104a/o (4pts) B.Cooper 24, L.Coxall 18, L.Vaughan 2-5, J.Holloway 2-16, N.Vaughan 2-30 ~ Match Abandoned

Game 4 ~ Sway 0-0 (1pt)~ Match Abandoned ~ Fawley 122-2 (2pts)

Game 5 ~ [b]Fawley 194-2 (8pts)~ N.Shrive 99*, L.Coxall 69* Drew Hythe & Dibden 95-9 (4pts) S.Fenton 17, T.Jones 17, L.Reed 4-5

Game 6 ~ Sway 231 a/o (7pts) ~ T.Burton 72, C.Straw 34, P.Bennet 29, R.Aitken 3-39 Drew Hythe & Dibden 172-5 (8pts) M.Howe 61, B.Jones 41, S.Tongs 36, O.Hudson 2-34, D.Marshall 2-18

Previous Winners

2016- Sway
2015- Fawley & Sway Tie
2014,13- Sway
2012,11,10- Hythe & Dibden
2009- Sway
2008- Fawley
2007- Sway
2006 - Fawley
2005, 04 - Hythe & Dibden
2003- Beaulieu

Rules of The Competition

•Rules will be the same as normal Sunday Friendly Games with a 2.30 start, 5pm tea and 20 overs in the last hour of play.
•No player who plays in the County Divisions 1-4 will be allowed to play in the competition excluding colts (U17's & below). An exception to this would be the club coach however he may not bowl and must bat 7 or below.
•Teams must consist of at least 6 colts (Under 17 as per New Forest Colts League)
•No bowler to bowl more than 8 overs in the game to enable more people to participate.
•A Winning Side will pick up 12 points
•Bonus points for Batting will be achieved at 100-125-150-175-200.
•For sides batting second winning with wickets in hand. A point will be added (max 5 batting in total) for every 2 wickets in hand
•Bonus Points for Bowling will be achieved at 2-4-6-8 and 10 wickets.
•If a game is postponed because of the weather both sides will collect 6 points.
•If a game is stopped and cannot be finished then bonus points will count.

Tony Woodhouse sadly passed away in 2011 after serving the club for fifty years. Through the 80’s Hythe Sunday 2nd XI consisted of Tony, Alan Wiltshire and 9 colts on most weekends. Alan & Tony never complained yet a lot of the higher statesman in the club thought of disbanding the team following several heavy defeats and some objections from the opponents.

Yet Tony & Alan ignored the complaints and many of the Senior players today benefited from those years of cricket. Tony never complained – he was happy fielding in the slips and watching the young lads chase after his bowling efforts. If they dropped a catch off his bowling, he use to shout ‘ never mind you’ll catch the next one’.

'Tony Woodhouse a True Hythe Legend'

We thank Sway & Fawley for keeping his memory alive.


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