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Report of week ending 29 August

Two wins and three defeats for the Saturday League sides including two last ball finishes. The 1st XI are promoted and the 3rd XI and 5th XIs relegated.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 1.  The 1st XI entertained Aythorpe Roding 1st XI needing 2 points to secure promotion to the Premier Division.  Rayleigh batted first and totalled 266-6 in their 45 overs, Andy Impey (72), Ben Francis (66) and George Barker (49) leading the scoring. The visitors made a spirited reply and were up with the required run rate until the ninth wicket fell and they finished 26 runs short on 240 all out, Chris Frost taking 3-33 and Rhys Howard 2-31. This result means the 1st XI return to the Premier Division.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2. The 2nd XI visited Great Waltham 1st XI who batted first and scored 182-6, Adam Keeley taking 2-6 and Sam Law 2-28.   Sree (66) and Sam Law (49) led the reply but needing 3 runs off the last ball of the match Sam was out leaving the 2nd XI short of their target by 2 runs. The 2nd XI finished 8th in the table.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI hosted Rayne 1st XI needing to win to have any chance of avoiding relegation to Division 6. Rayne batted first and scored 286-2.  In reply Rayleigh were bowled out for 124, Alan Brown (34) and Darren Smith (20) top scoring.  The 3rd XI are relegated to Division 6.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8. The 4th XI visited Hatfield Peverel 2nd XI who batted first and scored 183-7, Chris Houghton taking 3-44 and John Wright 3-45.  At 141-7 victory looked unlikely but Chris Houghton (56*) had other ideas and needing one run of the last ball he hit a four to ensure a win for the 4th XI by 2 wickets. The 4th XI finished 4th in the table.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10.  The 5th XI travelled to top of the table Canvey Island 2nd XI needing to win to have a slim chance of avoiding relegation to Division 11 but were bowled out for 85, which target the home side passed for the loss of just one wicket. The 5th XI are relegated to Division 11.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 12.  The 6th XI were due to play Chelmsford 6th XI in a friendly having completed their League fixtures but unfortunately Chelmsford were unable to raise a side and it was not possible to find a replacement fixture.   The 6th XI finished 8th in the table.

South Essex District Cricket Board Under 13B East Division.  Rankins Under 13B 108-3 off 18 overs.

Rayleigh Under 13B Wyverns 100-3.  Cameron Mantle 12*, Harry Bailey 10.   Rankins won by 8 runs.

 

 

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Report of week ending 7 September

One win and two defeats in the Saturday friendlies and the Under 11As lose their final by 19 runs.

An XI captained by Mike Law hosted a Tillingham XI in a 40 overs game and batting first scored 266-7, Jon Cook (92) and James Ellis (32) top scoring. In reply Tillingham scored 244-9, Adam Keeley taking 2-9 and Steven Lynch 2-22.

An XI captained by Paul Davies hosted a Rettendon XI in a 40 overs game and batting first were bowled out for 139, only Tony Catling (49) troubling the bowlers. The visitors passed this score in the 38th over for the loss of 5 wickets.

An XI captained by Brad walker went to play an Eastwood XI in a 40 overs game at Belfairs Park. Batting first, Eastwood scored 253-4. In reply Rayleigh scored 203-6, Alan Brown (64*) and Tom Gosling (57) leading the scoring.

South Essex District Cricket Board Under 11 final. Hadleigh Under 11s won the toss and elected to bat on a misty morning. Some excellent stroke play and quick running between the wickets took them to 310-3 net score 295 to set a very demanding target. Rayleigh Under 11As, were never quite up with the run rate and despite valiant efforts by Matthew Bumpus and Adam Sullivan they finished on 301-5 net 276 to lose by 19 runs. Some excellent cricket was played by both teams and they were a credit to their clubs.

Report of week ending 13 September

At the beginning of the week, prospects of getting four friendly fixtures looked decidedly poor. Two scheduled opposition sides had pulled out and the remaining side insisted on playing at their ground although the game should have been at Rawreth Lane. Matt Walker came up trumps with three more games which resulted in one win, two defeats and a draw on a beautiful sunny afternoon.

A 1st XI visited Shepherd & Neame side Ardleigh Green1st XI, who batting first amassed 320-7 in their 40 overs, Sam Verrinder taking 2-58. Rayleigh finished on 237-9 with Rhys Howard (43), Steven Lynch (35) and Richard Verrinder (32*) leading the scoring.

A mainly 2nd and 3rd XI entertained Herts & Essex League side Nazeing Common 2nd XI and batting first Rayleigh were bowled out for 160, Steve Adams (30) and James Wratten (28) top scoring. In a tight finish Nazeing were bowled out for 157, Matt Gilmore taking 4-36.

A mainly 4th and 5th XI entertained Northants League side Spencers CC who batted first and scored 254-8, Gary Bush taking 3-24. Brad Walker held the reply together with a dogged 57 but Rayleigh finished on 210-8 to lose by 44 runs.

A mainly 6th and 7th XI went to Chalkwell Park to play a strong Westcliff XI in a time game. Westcliff won the toss and elected to bat and scored 236-7, Paul Cox taking 4-60 and Chris Slough 2-32. Rayleigh struggled to score against accurate bowling but Andrew MacDonald (56) held the innings together and Chris Slough batted out the last 20 overs to secure an unlikely draw.

Report of week ending 31st August

Two wins and four defeats for the Saturday League sides with the 5th XI topping Division 11. The Under 11As win their semi-final.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 1. The 1st XI entertained high flying Burnham Sports 1st XI, who batted first and scored 208 all out, Richard Abley taking 3-51. Rayleigh never looked likely to reach their target only Rhys Howard (26) troubling the visitor's attack and they were bowled out for 98. This result means the 1st XI finish 4th in the table.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 3. The 2nd XI visited Broomfield 1st XI who batted first scored 132, with Adam Dudmish taking 5-36 and Josh Jones 4-28. James Ellis (22) gave the 2nd XI a good start but a mid order collapse looked as though they would lose the match. However the tail wagged led by Max Jones (19*) to give Rayleigh a win by 2 wickets. The 2nd XI finish 3rd in the table.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI travelled to Great Waltham 2nd XI and batting first were bowled for 196, Steve Gosling (50) top scoring. In a close finish the hosts passed this score with 2 wickets remaining. The 3rd XI finish 6th.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8. The 4th XI entertained second in the table Rainham 2nd XI ,who batting first scored 231-7. In reply the 4th XI scored 173-6, Brad Walker (39) and Steve Rothon (38). The 4th XI finish 6th in the table.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 11. Great Totham 3rd XI were the visitors to the 5th XI,who batted first and scored 236-9, Rob Wilson (90) and Tony Catling (43) top scoring. The visitors were bowled out for 134, Tony Catling taking 4-20 and Sam Martin 3-12. This win confirmed them as Champions of the Division and promotion to Division 10.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 12. The 6th XI visited Great Baddow 4th XI . The 6th XI batted first and were always struggling against an accurate bowling attack and were all out for 108, which total the hosts passed for the loss of 1 wicket. The 6th XI finish 6th.

Southe Essex District Cricket Board Under 11 semi-final. Belhus Under 11A, who topped the West section League entertained Rayleigh Under 11A, who were runners up in the East section. Belhus batted first and totalled 289-5 net score 264. In a very close finish Rayleigh scored 291-5 net 268 to win by 4 runs, Matthew Bumpus scoring 25.

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