Stow, pictured, scored 355 runs and picked up 26 wickets for the Waterside club, his highest score of 99 coming when Hythe & Dibden successfully chased down Tichborne Park's 266.
Hythe finished fourth behind champions Bashley (Rydal), Fawley and Hambledon in 2019, having gained promotion back to the SPL after winning the Hampshire League County Division 1 title the previous season.
Zac Miller, with 526 runs, and Tom Gates (469) were both well placed in last season's SPL3 batting charts, while village bobby Andy Wakely took 23 wickets. Looking in good form in the nets, opener Matt Young is confident of a run strewn summer.
Hythe will look to capitalise on a home start, with Trojans and relegated Basingstoke & North Hants visiting Jones Lane in the first two weeks of the season.