Report for week ending 30th July

Rayleigh CC report – week ending 30July17

The weather spoiled the weekend for the second week running as two Saturday League matches were abandoned due to the heavy rain. As with last week there was one win, three defeats and two matches abandoned.


T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI travelled to Canvey who scored 213-6 batting first. In reply the 1st XI started well with an opening partnership of 51 but again the innings subsided with only Phil Everitt (35) and George Barker (60) offering any resistance. The team were all out for 151 to lose by 62 runs.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI hosted Ingatestone and scored 184-8 in their 45 overs. The mainstay of the 2nd XI innings was skipper Chris Frost who scored an unbeaten 80. The visitors reached 88-2 before rain stopped any further play and the game was abandoned.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. Ingatestone 2nd XI hosted the 3rd XI. Rayleighbatted first and scored a respectable 225-6 with Steve Gosling (42), Steve Adams (60) and Owen Davies (34) leading the way. The hosts reached 147-2 before rain stopped play and the game was abandoned.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI played host to Boreham and scored 182-5 with the main run scorers being Richard Verrinder (51) and John Wright (54). The rain came down steadily during parts of the game but both teams stayed out and completed an exciting finish which resulted in the 4th XI winning by 6 runs. John Wright followed up his good batting performance with 4-28.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8.  The 5th XI visited Rankins 2nd XI and batting first scored 154-5 in their 40 overs. The skipper Simon Lennox led the way with 50 and was supported by Steve Rothon (34). The hosts passed this total in the 31st over for the loss of 6 wkts. Aby Jose led the 5th XI bowling with 3-29.


T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. A young 6th XI hosted Writtle 3rd XI and were bowled out for just 87 with scoring led by David Cox (32) and Sean Treweek (26). The visitors knocked off the runs for the loss of just 1 wicket.


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