Club History

 

2014

Saturday 5th XI champions of T Rippon Mid-Essex League Division 11

Women & Girls Team win Beaumont Seymour Essex Women’s Cricket League South Division

2013

Saturday 3rd XI runners up in T Rippon Mid-Essex League Division 6

Under 11s win South Essex District Final

Women & Girls Team runners up in Beaumont Seymour Essex Women’s Cricket League South Division

Saturday 6th XI elected to T Rippon Mid-Essex League Division 11. Rayleigh becomes the first Club in the league to have 6 teams in the league.

3rd square at Rawreth Lane laid and used by 5th & 6th teams

2012

All league teams promoted in same season !

Saturday 1st XI win T Rippon Mid-Essex League Division 1

Saturday 2nd XI win T Rippon Mid-Essex League Division 4

Saturday 3rd XI win T Rippon Mid-Essex League Division 7

Saturday 4th XI win T Rippon Mid-Essex League Division 9

Saturday 5th XI runners-up in T Rippon Mid-Essex League Division 11

2011 

Saturday 2nd XI win T Rippon Mid-Essex League Division 5

2010

Saturday 1st XI promoted to T Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division

Saturday 3rd XI win T Rippon Mid-Essex League Division 8

Under 14s win the South Essex District Board indoor competition

Under 11s win South Essex District Final

Under 11s win Adventure Island Kwik Cricket Final at the Southend Festival

2009

Saturday 1st team gains promotion to Mid-Essex League Division 1

Women & Girls Team formed and entered in Beaumont Seymour Essex Women’s Cricket League South Division

Sunday 1st XI enter Warsop Stebbing Central Essex Sunday League Division 3

Saturday 5th team joins Mid-Essex League Division 11. Rayleigh becomes the first Club in the league to have 5 teams in the league.

Saturday Seventh XI formed

2008

3rd team promoted to Mid-Essex League Division 8, 4th team promoted to Mid-Essex League Division 10.

2007

The First XI win Mid-Essex League Division 3 and the Second XI win Division 6

Sixth XI formed

2006

Third XI win Mid-Essex League Division 10

Willie Leadbeater becomes the first player to score a double-century

2004

The new pavilion is completed and league cricket is played on the new ground

2003

First competitive match played at the new RCC ground

Danny White becomes youngest player, at 16, to score a First XI century

2002

The Club celebrates its Centenary

2001

Rayleigh Cricket Club website launched

2000

Fifth XI formed

1999

Under-11 and Under-13 teams formed

1998

First XI win Mid-Essex League Division 3

1997

Third XI join the Mid-Essex League

1995

Saturday 4th XI formed

1994

Sunday 2nd XI formed

1993

Second XI win Mid-Essex League Division 8

1992

Saturday 3rd XI re-formed

1989

Saturday 3rd XI leave the Club to form their own Club, North Shoebury

1984

Bob Pinkerton celebrates 50 years at the Club

1983

Club joins the Mid-Essex Cricket league

Club joins the Southend Evening Cricket league

Rayleigh Nondescripts leave the club to form their own Club

1982

John Monk celebrates 50 years at the Club

1979

League renamed Greene King Essex League and restructured. Club placed in Division 1

1978

Youth XI formed

1974

Club joins Essex Senior Cricket League on Saturdays

1969

Club creates first tour - Nondescripts visit to Ireland

1968

Formation over an over 40 year old’s side to be known as the Rayleigh Nondescripts

Best fielder trophy created, to be awarded annually

1960

Sunday XI formed

Mrs Small, wife of ex-Club member, donates two trophies for best batting and best bowling performances, to be awarded annually

1957

Club plays Essex County Cricket Club in aid of TC Dodd's benefit

1956

Saturday 3rd XI formed

Club joins Club Cricket Conference

1955

Collins Cup commenced for best young player, to be awarded annually

1952

Club renamed Rayleigh Cricket Club

1950

Bob Pinkerton takes 5 wickets with 5 consecutive balls, a Club Record

1949

Saturday 2nd XI restarted

1946

One Saturday XI set up to resume playing matches

1939 – 1945

Play ceases due to 2nd World War

1938

Wednesday XI disbanded

1933

Frank Brittons takes 162 wickets in one season, a Club Record

1932

Frank Brittons takes all ten wickets v Ovalwell, a Club Record

1928

Saturday 2nd XI restarted

1922

Wednesday XI formed

1914 – 1919

Play ceases due to 1st World War

1913

Saturday 2nd XI formed for one year only

1902

Club formed as the Rayleigh and District Cricket Club - one Saturday XI only