1st XI promoted and 3rd XI Champions of Division 8

The 1st XI entertained Bentley 2nd XI in a crucial finale to the Club’s league season. Bentley were restricted to just 144 and were all out in the final over. Rayleigh captain Ian Bryant led the bowling attack taking 6–41. Jason Ox (31) was the top scorer in Rayleigh’s reply of 145–6 with support from Danny White (25) and Marcus Cornish (28*). This comfortable 4 wicket win was achieved with nearly eight overs to spare. This result means the 1st XI are promoted to the top Division in the Mid-Essex League for the first time in the Clubs history, a brilliant achievement.

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Revised ECB Fast Bowling Match Directives

The ECB have revised their guidance for young, fast bowlers. The full details can be found at Fast bowling directives change for 2010.

The summary is:

Up to 13 5 10
U14, U15 6 12
U16, U17, U18, U19 7 18


The ECB have also said that it is recommended that in any 7 day period a fast bowler should not bowl more than 4 days in that period and for a maximum of 2 days in a row.

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