Report for week ending 6 August

Rayleigh CC report – week ending 06Aug17

After the last two weekend where matches were interrupted by rain it was good to complete this week’s fixtures despite some rain breaks. Overall, there were four wins and two defeats for the Saturday League matches following an enjoyable four match tour to Norfolk.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI hosted Brookweald 1st XI who were restricted to 128 all out following accurate bowling from Ian Turnbull (3-25) and Chris Frost (5-12). In reply Rayleigh passed this total for the loss of 4 wickets with Phil Everitt (27) and Ben Francis (49*) leading the run scoring. This result keeps the 1st XI out of the relegation zone in 8th place with four matches to go.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI visited Chadwell Heath 1st XI and scored 135-9 with openers Andy Impey (46) and Steve Lynch (30) making the majority of the runs. In reply Chadwell Heath were bowled out for 75 with Will Wheeler leading the bowlers with 3-16.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. Hornchurch Athletic 2nd XI were the visitors to the 3rd XI and scored exactly 100 with Mike Law (4-24) and Sam Levett (4-22) the pick of the bowlers.Rayleigh passed this total for the loss of 6 wickets with Colin Mayor leading the batting with an unbeaten 38.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI travelled to Hatfield Peverel who scored 225-6 from a rain reduced 40 overs. Batting second the 4th XI reached 148-8 with John Wright (38) and Matt Walker (31*) leading the scoring to lose to a strong Hatfield team.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8.  The 5th XI entertained Springfield 4th XI and scored 142 all out with Aby Jose scoring 33 being the pick of the batsmen. This total was easily reached by the visitors in the 36th over.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. The 6th XI travelled to Oaklands who batted first and were all out for 139 with the wickets shared around between the bowlers. The Rayleigh reply was looking shaky at 52-4 before Sam Lowe (45) and Sean Treweek (45*) saw the team gain a 6 wicket victory.

The Rayleigh tour to Norfolk included 4 matches – including close defeats against Garbolisham (1 wicket), Norwich (6 wickets), Eight Ash Green (15 runs) and a drawn match against Old Buckenham. Batting highlights included Darren Smith (38), Mark Stratton (49 & 80*), Jon Cook (90), Steve Lynch (40). Bowling highlights – Rebecca Holyoak (3-20), Phil Hammond (3-43).

The Sunday XI had an entertaining friendly at Little Baddow who scored 221-9 from their 40 overs with Toby Turner taking 4 wickets. In reply Rayleigh won in the 36th over with 71 from Brad Walker and a quickfire 33 from Sam Verrinder.

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