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Report of week ending 15 June 2014

Four wins and two defeats for the Saturday League sides and another good win for the Women & Girls XI.

The 1st XI travelled to Bentley 2nd XI and batted first. After a shaky start losing four wickets for 60, Jon Cook with a personal best of 155 not out and Jason Ox (72) put together a fine fifth wicket stand and Rayleigh finished on 322-6. The home side showed no desire to chase down this total and finished on 125-7, Ian Turnbull taking 4-20.

The 2nd XI hosted Springfield 2nd XI, who batted first and scored 240-7, Alan Patmore taking 3-38. Adam Keeley (61) and Sree (55) led the reply but Rayleigh were bowled out for 194 to lose by 46 runs.

The 3rd XI entertained Springfield 3rd XI and totalled 170 all out, Only Steven Lynch (50) troubling the bowlers. The visitors knocked the required runs off in 30 overs with the loss of one wicket.

The 4th XI visited Willow Herbs 2nd and bowled the home side out for 96, with Kelly Castle (3-14) & Conor Slough (3-22) doing the damage. In reply the 4th XI scored 98 without loss, Conor Slough (50*) and Brad Walker (24*) to win by 10 wkts.

The 5th XI went to Wickham 2nd XI and scored 283-6, Tony Catling (78*) and Richard Verrinder (71) leading the scoring. They then bowled the home side out for 175, Gary Bush (4-39) and Andy James (3-50).

The 6th XI played St John's Billericay 2nd XI at Rawreth Lane and batting first scored 192-8, Simon Lennox (55) and Duncan Bond (36*). The visitors were bowled out for 104, Luke Sullivan taking 4-47.

In a friendly the 7th XI went to Grays to play Thurrock 5th XI who batted first and scored scored 215-6, Tom Lopez taking 2-17 and Toby Turner 2-25. In their 40 overs, Rayleigh scored 120-5, Dave Turner (37) and Elliot Davies (26*) top scoring.

The Women & Girls XI went to Great Waltham and scored 115-2, Kelly Castle, Rebecca Holyoak and Michelle King all retiring with scores of 25 or more. The home side scored 57-8, Catherine taking 3-7, Elisha Brett 2-4 and Rebecca Holyoak 2-5.

Southend Evening League Cup Semi-Final. Rayleigh won by 10 wickets against Canewdon so now play Great Wakering in the Final.

Colts

Rayleigh U15 XI scored 107-5, Craig Smith (15), Conor Slough (15) and Adam Bailey (15*) leading the scoring. In reply Wickford Under 15B scored 89-7, Conor Slough taking 3-2 and Mihir Patel 2-15 .

Batting first against Old Southendians the Under 15B XI were reduced to 20 for 6 before a useful 7th wicket partnership between Toby Turner (20) and Cameron MacDonald (12) enabled them to reach 57-8 in their 20 overs. Old Southendians passed this total for the loss of 5 wickets.

Belhus Under 13 scored 108-6 in their 20 overs, Thomas Lopez taking 2-8 but in reply Rayleigh U13 collapsed to an all out total of 25.

Rayleigh Under 11A scored 331-1 net score 326, Rayleigh Fairview Under 11s 255-2 net score 245. Rayleigh win by 81 runs.

Wickford Under 11B scored 270-6 net score 240, Rayleigh Under 11B 291-4 net score 271. Rayleigh win by 31 runs.

Report of week ending 7th June

Four wins and one defeat for the Saturday League sides and another good win for the Women & Girls XI.

The 1st XI entertained Rettendon 1st XI who batted first and scored 234 all out, Chris Frost taking 3-27. The Rayleigh reply never looked like overtaking this target and they collapsed to an all out total of 137 with only Chris Frost (41) troubling the bowlers.

The 2nd XI visited East Hanningfield 1st XI who batted first and were bowled out for 143, Trevor Nunn taking 4-29, Sree 3-32 and Mike Law 0-18 off 12 overs. At 64-7, it looked as though the 2nd XI would lose quite badly but an eighth wicket stand of 74 between Chris Eldridge (50) and Sree (29) enabled them to scrape home with the last pair at the wicket.

The 3rd XI fixture visited Writtle 2nd XI who batted first and scored 225-6, James Wratten taking 3-42. In another tight finish Rayleigh passed this score for the loss of nine wickets, Alex Jones (49) top scoring, with good support from Kalpesh Patel (44), Steve Adams (45).

The 4th XI were due to play Stock 3rd XI but Stock were unable to raise a side and forfeited the points.

Little Baddow 3rd XI were the visitors to the 5th XI who batted first and scored 186-7, Tony Catling (94*) leading the scoring. The visitors were bowled out for 140 with Gary Bush taking 4-51.

The 6th XI went to Chelmsford to play Galleywood 3rd XI. Asked to bat first the 6th XI scored slowly to start with against accurate bowling but accelerated to finish on 165 all out, Ian King (38) and Simon Lennox (36). Some excellent bowling by Jodie Billett (5-10), Conor Slough (3-6) and Neville Dunn (2-33) reduced the home side to all out total of 53 to give the 6s their first win of the season.

The 7th XI entertained Chalkwell Misfits and batting first scored 196-4 , Brad Walker (65*) and Matt Walker (48). The visitors passed this score for the loss of 4 wickets.

The Women & Girls XI visited Old Chelmsfordians and batting first scored 112-1, with Kelly Castle, Louise Hasworth and Rebecca Holyoak all retiring on 25 not out. The home side were restricted to 60-7 in their 20 overs to give Rayleigh victory by 52 runs.

Rankins Under15 XI scored 115-5 and in reply Rayleigh Under 15B were all out for 46.

Old Southendians Under 13B scored 86-8 in their 20 overs, Thomas Lopez taking 4-7 in his 4 overs. Rayleigh scored 76 all out, William Wheeler (21*) to lose by 10 runs.

Rayleigh Under 11A scored 343-3 net score 328, Old Southendians Under 11s 284-13 net score 219. Rayleigh won by 109 runs.

Rayleigh Under 11B scored 277-3 net score 262, SOSEMT Under 11B 297-5 net score 272. SOSEMT win by 10 runs.

Results for week ending 25th May

One win and two defeats for the Saturday sides on another rain affected afternoon. Another good win for the Women & Girls XI.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 1. The 1st XI entertained Great Totham 1st XI and batting first totalled 177 without loss before the rain came to end the match. Ben Francis (107*) and Adam Keeley (50*) made the runs.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 3. The 2nd XI travelled to Noak Hill 1st XI and batting first were 141-6 from 30 overs after rain affected the match, Steven Lynch (55*) top scoring. The home side passed this score for the loss of 4 wickets to leave the 2nd XI bottom of the Division.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI fixture visited Great Totham 2nd XI and batting first scored 220-7, Alex Jones (67) and Luke Keeley(45) leading the scoring. The visitors were bowled out for 145, Adam Vyse taking 5-42.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8. The 4th XI hosted Noak Hill 2nd XI who batted first and scored 232-7. The Rayleigh reply was cut short by the rain with the home side on 11-3.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 11. St Andrews were the visitors to the 5th XI and batting first scored 151-3 before the game was ended by rain.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 12. The 6th XI travelled to Grays to play Thurrock 4th XI. Asked to bat first the 6th XI scored 86-7 in an innings twice interrupted by rain. Three wickets fell in the first two overs of the home side's innings but despite some excellent tight bowling by Louise Harmswoth, Paul Cox and Phil Hammond, Thurrock slowly batted their way to victory with less than 4 overs to spare.

Beaumont Seymour League South Division. The Women & Girls XI visited Woodham Mortimer and batting first scored 80-5, Rebecca Holyoak (26*) and Kelly Castle (20) top scoring. THe home side were restricted to 65-4 in their 20 overs to give Rayleigh victory by 15 runs.

Report of week ending 1st June

Three wins and two defeats for the Saturday League teams and another convincing win for the Women & Girls XI.

The 1st XI friendly v Old Brentwoods was cancelled as not enough players wanted to play a friendly game, the League game having been cancelled because Chignal have withdrawn from the League.

The 2nd XI hosted Eastwood 1st XI and batting first totalled 244-9, Nick Gosling (65) and Jason Ox (52) leading the scoring. In a close finish the visitors fell short by 9 runs, Trevor Nunn taking 5-44 and Jason Ox 2-39

The 3rd XI entertained Havering-atte-Bower 2nd XI and bowled them out for 106, Aaron Acraman taking 4-23 and James Wratten 3-19. Luke Keeley (50*) led the 3rd to a 6 wicket victory.

The 4th XI visited Eastwood 2nd and batting first scored 155-8, Richard Mantell (38) top scoring. Eastwood passed this total for the loss of three wickets.

The 5th XI alsotravelled to Eastwood to play their 4th XI and batting first totalled 207-9, Tony Catling (35). Eastwood were bowled out for 93 to give the visitors victory by 114 runs.

The 6th XI played a very youthful Old Chelmsfordians 4th XI at Rawreth Lane. Against some accurate bowling and excellent fielding Rayleigh scored slowly but Chris Grob (55) and Chris Slough (47) put on 99 for the first wicket and some late hitting took the score to 165-5. Wickets fell quite regularly in OCs replay but skipper Dave Grainger (54*) steered them to victory by 4 wickets in the 44th over. Neville Dunn (3-13 of 12 overs and Chris Slough (2-24) were the pick of the bowlers and Tom Roberts (1-36) bowled well without luck in his first game for the Club.

The 7th XI travelled to Barkingside Rec to play Ilford Catholics and batting first scored 151-9, Adam Keeley (50*) and Owen Davies (24*) leading the scoring. The home side passed this score for the loss of 3 wickets, Mihir Patel taking 2-15.

The Women & Girls XI entertained Maldon and batting first scored 108-3, Rebecca Holyoak (27*) and Louise Harmsworth (25*). Maldon replied with 47-8, Jodie Billett taking 3-6 and Kelly Castle 3-8 in their 4 overs.

 

Warsop T20 Midweek League. Batting first Chelmsford scored 129-8, M Clark 50*. In a nail biting finish Rayleigh need 3 off the last ball to win but only managed a single bye to lose by 1 run. Jason Ox 34*.

South Essex District Cricket Board Under 11 East Group. Southend Under 11A scored 248-8 net score 208, Rayleigh Under 11A 282-9 net core 237. Rayleigh win by 29 runs.

South Essex District Cricket Board Under 11 B League. Belhus Under 11B scored 299-4 net score 274, Rayleigh Under 11B 259-5 net score 234. Belhus win by 40 runs.

Under 13 friendly game. Rayleigh scored 76 all out in 12 overs but managed to restict Horndon to 71 in their 20 overs.

Report of week ending 17 May

A better week with four wins and two defeats for the Saturday League teams and another convincing win for the Women & Girls XI.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 1. The 1st XI visited Rankins 1st XI who batted first and scored 183-9, Matt Gilmore taking 6-38. Rayleigh's reply started badly and a defeat looked likely but the tail wagged well and knocks by Chris Frost (38) and Ian Turnbull (26*) saw the 1st XI home by 1 wicket in a closely contested game.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 3. The 2nd XI hosted Tillingham 1st XI and batting first totalled 191, Chris Eldridge (47) and Sam Verrinder (36) leading the scoring. This score was never going to be enough and the visitors passed this score for the loss of 4 wickets.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI entertained Sandon Sports and batting first totalled 250-8, Steve Adams hitting 121. In reply the visitors scored 150-7 to give the 3rd XI a first win by 100 runs.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8. The 4th XI visited Mountnessing who batted first and scored 205-8. The 4th XI passed this total for the loss of seven wickets, Phil Wolff leading the scoring with 52 not out.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 11. The 5th XI travelled to Boreham 2nd XI and batting first totalled 324-4, Matt Verrinder (136) and Richard Verrinder (89) putting on 271 for the 2nd wicket. Boreham were bowled out for 48 to give the visitors victory by 276 runs.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 12. The 6th XI played Hornchurch Athletic 4th XI at Rawreth Lane, The visitors were invited to bat and totalled 234-8, Jai Patel taking 6-52. Rayleigh had no answer to some accurate bowling and were bowled out for 18.

Beaumont Seymour League South Division. The Women & Girls XI went to Kelvedon and Feering who batted first and scored 58-8, Louise Harmsworth taking 4-19. Jodie Billett (24*) and Kelly Castle (18*) led Rayleigh to a 7 wicket win.

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