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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.

 

Report for week ending 16th July

Five wins and one narrow defeat for the Saturday League sides and a very successful Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festival on Friday evening.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI hosted Old Chelmsfordians 1st XI and batting first scored 232-8, Ben Francis (62), Jason Ox (50*) and Phil Everitt (32) leading the scoring. The visitors were behind the required run rate for most of their innings, which ended 70 runs short on 162, Ian Bryant taking 5-22 and Ian Turnbull 2-36. This result leaves the team in the relegation zone but now only 4 points behind Great Baddow and six behind Canvey Island.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI visited Little Waltham 1st XI, who batted first and were bowled out for 183, Richard Abley taking 3-16, Lee Brown 3-23 and Dan Frost 3-30. Callum Ginbey (96) led the Rayleigh reply and the visitors passed their target for the loss of 3 wickets in the 31st over.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. Billericay St John’s were the visitors to the 3rd XI and batting first were bowled out for 163, Steve Adams 3-8, Will Wheeler 2-10 and Elliot Ward 2-39.  Steve Adams completed a day to remember scoring 88 and supported by Toby Turner (25) and Adam Sullivan (21) the 3rd XI won by 5 wickets.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI travelled to Southend to play Old Southendians and batting first scored 140-9, only Steve Gosling (36) mastering the bowling. The home side also struggled to score and with Nick Green taking 4-36 and Jai Patel 3-33 the finish was always likely to be tight. The home side had only one wicket left and still needed 10 runs to win but the last pair held out to spoil the cherished clean sweep of victories for the Club.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8.  The 5th XI entertained top of the Division South Woodham Ferrers 2nd XI, and batting first scored 183-7. This score was founded on 39 from Matt Verrinder and Steve Rothon, who continued his excellent recent form scoring an unbeaten 82. He also shared an unbeaten partnership of 59 with Sam Levett for the 8th wicket. Tight bowling by Aby Jose (4-43) and Mihir Patel (3-21) restricted the visitors to all out score of 158 to give Rayleigh victory by 25 runs.  

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. The 6th XI travelled to Margaretting to play Galleywood 3rd XI who batted first and scored 175-5 in their 40 overs, Gary Bush taking 2-42. Phil Wolff rolled back the years scoring 100 not out and supported by Dave Turner (29) led the team to victory by 6 wickets.  

Friendly match. The 7th XI travelled to Hatfield Peverel to play Great Waltham 3rd XI who batted first and scored 227-5 in their 40 overs, Kuldeep Paik taking 3-26. The 7th XI were bowled out for 96, Jack Andrews (34).

The weekend had a marvellous start when the Club hosted a Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festival sponsored by the ECB and Essex County Cricket Board.  Approximately 100 women and girls attended and played three friendly games on four pitches spread around the outfield. The standard of play was excellent even though quite a number had never played cricket before but hopefully some of them will come to play cricket next year in the Essex Women’s Leagues.

In addition to the cricket there were other entertainments including a Bouncy Castle, Bucking Bronco, Sumo Wrestling and Water Slide followed by a live band to end the evening. Everyone who came seemed to enjoy the evening and thanks to all the people who organised the event and who were supported by excellent catering and bar staff. A brilliant evening.

 

 

Report of week ending 9 July

Three wins and three losses for the Saturday League sides.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI travelled to high flying Springfield 1st XI who batted first and scored 229-8, Ian Turnbull taking 4-38. The Rayleigh innings started disastrously scoring only 27 runs for the loss of 5 wickets against some fine bowling by Rob Wickham (5-26). Some big hitting by Joel Barnett (66) supported by Ian Turnbull for a seventh wicket partnership of 54 followed by sensible batting between Ian and Matt Gilmore left the 1st XI requiring 80 runs from the last 18 overs and a glimmer of hope of a miraculous escape but when Matt was out the remaining wickets fell quickly to fall short by 79 runs.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI hosted Havering-atte-Bower 1st XI who won the toss and inserted the home side who took full advantage of this decision and scored 235 all out, Kalpesh Patel (47), Dan Frost (45) and Craig Baird (38) top scoring. They then bowled Havering out for 140, Trevor Nunn taking 4-37 and Richard Abley 2-37 to give 2nd XI victory by 95 runs.   

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI visited Little Waltham 2nd XI and batting first amassed 284-9 with Colin Mayor (34) and Daryl Ox (32) leading the scoring supported by everyone else including 51 extras. They bowled the hosts out for 169, James Wratten taking 4-40 and Elliot Ward 2-21.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI hosted Woodham Mortimer 2nd XI and electing to bat first scored 215-7, John Wright (54), Matthew Bumpus (37) and Mark Bailey (29). The visitors knocked off the required runs in the 43rd over for the loss of 3 wickets.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8.  The 5th XI travelled to play Chignal and batting first scored 168 all out, Phil Hammond (51) and Matt Verrinder (36). After a poor start to their innings, the home side passed this score for the loss of 8 wickets, Sabu Sarasan taking 5-20 and David Hall 2-49.  

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. The 6th XI entertained top of the Division St John’s Billericay 2nd XI, who batted first and were 86-8 but an unbeaten ninth wicket partnership of 77 took their score to respectable 163, Lee Harding taking 4-29, Gary Bush 2-16 and Sam Lowe 2-44. In reply Alan Brown (53*), Steve Rothon (40), Simon Harwood (25) and Jon Chase (25*) steered Rayleigh to a six wicket victory in the 35th over.  

Beaumont Seymour Women & Girls Cricket League.  Kelvedon & Feering were due to visit Rayleigh but were unable to raise a team so forfeit the match.

 

 

Report for week ending 13 August

Rayleigh CC report – week ending 13Aug17

Two wins and four defeats this week in league games for Rayleigh and 3 other friendly matches played.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI travelled to Rettendon and batting first scored 169-8 with Ian Turnbull (35) and Callum Ginbey (25) the leading run scorers. In reply Rettendon only managed 123 all out with Ian Bryant (4-34) and Ian Turnbull (3-44) the pick of the bowlers.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI hosted Gorebrook 2nd XI and bowled them out for just 86 with Chris Frost taking 3-15 and Richard Abley 3-19. The 2nd XI made hard work of reaching this small target and finally won by 2 wkts with Chris Frost scoring 13 from 60 balls, Steve Lynch 7 from 61 balls and top scorer Richard Abley with 16.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. Writtle 2nd XI played host to the 3rd XI and scored 212-0. The Rayleigh reply was 152 all out with Steve Gosling (30), Sam Law (23) and Colin Mayor (21) the leading batsmen.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI hosted Wickham 1st XI who scored 207-9 in their 45 overs with John Wright taking 3-51. The 4th XI scored 160-8 in reply with Richard Mantell (30) and Brad Walker (29) the main batsmen.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8.  The 5th XI visited Rainham 3rd XI and batting first scored only 66 on a very damp track. Skipper Simon Lennox led the way with a patient 24 but had little support. The hosts passed this total in the 23rd over for the loss of only 1 wicket.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. The 6th XI hosted Boreham 2nd XI who scored 233-4 in their 40 overs. In reply the 6th XI scored 164-8 to lose by 70 runs. Dave Turner scored 77 and was supported by Harry Bailey who scored 29.

On Thursday the Rayleigh midweek team played at Eastwood and scored 210 all out before losing by 1 wicket. Toby Turner scored 84 and Ian Bryant took 5-20.

On Friday the midweek team hosted an Ashingdon XI in a 30 over match which featured a fine 99 from Sam Verrinder.

 

On Sunday a Club XI took on the Presidents’ XI. The Club XI scored 229-9 from their 40 overs and the result was in doubt until the final ball before the Presidents’ XI came up 3 runs short after 2 fine catches by Adam Vyse in the final over.

Report of week ending 2 July

A better weekend with five wins and one defeat for the Saturday League sides.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI travelled to bottom of the table High Roding 1st XI and batting first totalled 243-7, Jason Ox (69) and Phil Everitt (45) leading the scoring. In reply High Roding scored 195-8, Matt Gilmore 3-29, Luke Sullivan 2-34 and Ian Turnbull 2-46 being the pick of the bowlers. 

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI hosted a below strength Eastwood 1st XI and bowled them out for 102, Richard Abley taking 5-24. Rayleigh passed the target for the loss of 5 wickets in the 32nd over, Jess Walker (26*).  

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI visited league leaders Navestock, who batting first scored 217-9, Will Wheeler taking 4-15 and Elliot Ward 3-60. This total proved well beyond the 3rd XI's reach against accurate bowling and they were bowled out for 92, Colin Mayor (20).

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. Bottom of the table Burnham Sports 2nd XI were the visitors to the 4th XI and electing to bat first were bowled out for 77, Tom Godfrey 3-3 and Jai Patel 3-17 doing the damage. Steve Gosling (34*) and Neil Noble (27*) steered the team to a nine wicket victory.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8.  The 5th XI travelled to Blackmore to play Willow Herbs 2nd XI also bottom of this Division and also electing to bat first. They were bowled for 60, Sam Levett taking 5-5, Jamie Coleman 2-2 and Mihir Patel 2-17. Rayleigh passed this target without loss in 8.2 overs, Phil Hammond scoring 53 in double quick time.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. The 6th XI entertained Hornchurch Athletic 4th XI, and batting first scored 224-7 in their 40 overs, Simon Harwood (85) and Steve Rothon (70), The visitors were bowled out for 80, Lee Harding taking 4-28, Sam Lowe 3-9 and Tom Lopez 2-22.

Beaumont Seymour Women & Girls Cricket League.  Maldon scored 46-5, Kelly Castle taking 3-2. In reply Rayleigh scored 47-0, Rebecca Holyoak (26*).

 

Friendly fixture. The 7th XI went to Chelmer Park to play Chelmsford 6th XI and bowled the hosts out for 123, Harry Bailey taking 5-13, Ben Wheeler 2-12 and Danny Williams 2-15.  Mark Wheeler (22), Elliot Davies (25), Jack Andrews (27) and Lee Andrews (22*) all chipped in to give the 7s victory by 4 wickets.

 

Peters Cup U15 County Semi-final.   Rayleigh entertained a strong Colchester side who batted first scored 138-3 in their 20 overs. Against accurate bowling Rayleigh were always behind the required run rate and the innings closed on 104-9, Jess Walker (35) top scoring.  

 

 

 

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