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Events on 30th/31st August

Two special events

There will be 2 special events at Rayleigh over the weekend 30th/31st August.

 
1) To celebrate the end of the league season we will be having a barbeque on Saturday evening after the league games at the clubhouse. Please come and join all the teams from 6:30pm onwards.
 
2) There will be a charity match on Sunday between a Keith Sharp XI and a Matt Gilmore XI in aid of a children's charity called 'Get Kids Going' from 2pm onwards. Please come and support this very worthy cause.
 
thanks
 
Richard Verrinder
RCC Secretary

 

Report of week ending 24 August

Three wins and three defeats for the Saturday League sides.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 1. The 1st XI visited South Weald 1st XI and batting first scored 233 all out, Jon Cook (70) and Danny Frost (35*) top scoring. In reply South Weald scored 198-9, Matt Gilmore taking 4-38.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 3. The 2nd XI hosted neighbours Rayleigh Fairview 1st XI in a match to decide who would gain the second promotion place in the Division. The visitors batted first and scored 207-9, Adam Keeley taking 3-28 and Liam Druce 3-67. The 2nd XI fell short of the target by 42 runs, Adam Keeley scoring 60.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI entertained Southend Echo Monarchs Trojans 1st XI and batting first scored 170, Kalpesh Patel (60*) top scoring. The visitors passed this total with ease losing only one wicket in their innings.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8. The 4th XI travelled to bottom of the table Herongate 2nd XI and in a one sided game amassed 355-7, Brad Walker (63), Owen Davies (63) and Sam Law (41) leading the scoring from the bat with extras of 101 adding to the woes of the home side who were then bowled out for 115, Sam Levett taking 3-43 and John Wright 3-41.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 11. The 5th XI went to third placed South Woodham Ferrers 2nd XI in a potential promotion decider. Batting first, Rayleigh scored 245-3, Rob Wilson(89), Matt Verrinder (69*), Phil Wolff (38*) and Richard Verrinder (30) leading the scoring. The hosts were bowled out for 178, Sam Martin taking 3-37 and Max Jones 4-34. This win secures promotion and the 5th XI need 1 more point from the final game next week to be champions of their Division.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 12. The 6th XI played South Woodham Ferrers 3rd XI at Rawreth Lane. At one stage the visitors were 80-7 but an eighth wicket partnership rallied them to 167-8, Cameron MacDonald taking 3-26 and Jess Walker 3-43. Rayleigh struggled to score against tight accurate bowling and were bowled out for 118.

Report for week ending 10 August

Five wins for the Saturday League sides.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 1. The 1st XI visited neighbours Rettendon 1st XI who batted first and were bowled out for 132, Matt Gilmore taking 4-61 and Danny Frost 3-10. Rayleigh passed this target for the loss of three wickets, Ben Francis (52) leading the reply.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 3. The 2nd XI hosted East Hanningfield 1st XI, who batted first and scored 125 Sree taking 3-30 and Mike Law taking 3-35. Rayleigh passed this score for the loss of two wickets, George Barker scoring 67 not out.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI entertained Writtle 2nd XI and batting first scored 123, Darren Smith (30) top scoring. The visitors were bowled out for 81, Josh Jones taking 4-13, James Wratten 2-12 and Lawrence Smith 2-16.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8. The 4th XI were without a game as Stock 3rd XI had withdrawn from the League.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 11. The 5th XI went to second placed Little Baddow 3rd XI and batting first scored 266-4, Rob Wilson (79*), Matt Verrinder (70), Phil Wolff (52) and Paul Davies (42) leading the scoring. The hosts were bowled out for 151, Sam Martin taking 3-15 and Tony Catling 3-30.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 12. The 6th XI played Galleywood XI at Rawreth Lane. The visitors scored 207-7, David Hall taking 4-31. In reply Rayleigh scored 208-2, Steve Rothon (65*) to win by 8 wickets.

The 7th XI were without a game as Old Chelmsfordians 5th XI were unable to raise a side.

 

The Mid Week XI final and Under 13B games were cancelled due to waterlogged pitches.

Report of week ending 17 August

Despite having an astonishing 59 players unavailable on Saturday, including eight 1st XI regulars, the Club had 66 players ready to fulfil our six League fixtures. Two wins and three losses for the Saturday League sides and and one game called off on Friday because the opposition were unable to raise a side.

A much depleted 1st XI entertained lowly Bentley 2nd XI and batting first they were bowled out for 124, Rhys Howard scoring 45. The visitors passed this score for the loss of 5 wickets, Jon Cook taking 3 wickets.

The 2nd XI visited top of the table Springfield 2nd XI and batting first scored 151, only Sree (37) troubling the bowlers. The hosts passed this score for the loss of 2 wickets.

The 3rd XI travelled to top of the table Springfield 3rd XI and and batting first were bowled for 118, Brad Walker (41) and Steve Gosling (34) top scoring. The hosts passed this score for the loss of 2 wickets.

The 4th XI including seven regular 6th XI players entertained Willow Herbs 2nd XI , who batting first scored 175-9, thanks mainly to Max Jones (69*) batting throughout and scoring a maiden half-century. To complete an outstanding performance on the day Max took 4 -10 off 6 overs and the visitors were bowled out for 88.

Wickham 2nd XI were the visitors to the 5th XI, who batted first and scored 242-7. Matt Verrinder (57), Simon Harwood (51*) and Richard Verrinder (39) top scoring. The visitors were bowled out for 134, Tony Catling taking 3-28.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 12. The 6th XI had a day off as Billericay St Johns 2nd XI were unable to raise a side.

The weather was not particularly kind for our President's week but all four games were played in a shortened format.

On Wednesday, two 20:20 games were played against Eastwood, with Rayleigh winning both.

On Thursday the first 40 over game was unfinished with Sam Law scoring a maiden 50 when rain halted play. In a 20:20 game Rayleigh then scored 137 all out and Galleywood passed this total on the last ball.

There was another nail biting finish on Friday with Rayleigh scoring 205-7, Ashingdon being bowled out for 204 with just an over to spare.

Against the Presidents XI on Sunday a Club XI scored 198 in a 35 overs game. In reply Presidents XI finished on 168 including more than 50 extras.

Report - 27July14

Four wins and two defeats for the Saturday League sides. 

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 1.  The 1st XI travelled to Great Totham 1st XI who batted first and scored 235-5.  Rayleigh passed this target for the loss of six wickets, Jason Ox (59), Ben Francis (40) and Andy Impey (42) leading the reply.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 3.  The 2nd XI hosted Noak Hill 1st XI, who batted first and scored 137. Another poor start for the 2nd XI left them struggling at 80-6, but for the 3rd week running the tail saw them home by 3 wickets.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5.  The 3rd XI entertained Great Totham 2nd XI who batted first and scored 222-6 with Richard Abley taking 3-53. The 3rd XI batsmen struggled and were bowled out for just 131 with Steve Adams (38) and Alex Jones (37) top scoring.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8.  The 4th XI visited Noak Hill 2nd XI and batting first scored 170-7, Steve Gosling scoring 48 and Brad Walker 51. Noak Hill came near to winning a close game but were bowled out for 167 with John Wright taking 3-42.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 11.  The 5th XI went to St Andrews and were put into bat and scored 319-5 with Rob Wilson (104) scoring his maiden Rayleigh century with support from Tony Catling (63) and Mitul Patel (63*).  The hosts struggled in the face of scoreboard pressure and were all out for 111. Tony Catling 3-24, Gary Bush 3-33 leading the bowlers.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 12.  The 6th XI played Thurrock 4th XI at Rawreth Lane. Thurrock batted first and scored 231-6 with David Hall taking 3-72. In reply the 6th XI struggled and were all out for 86.

 

The 7th XI were away to Chalkwell Misfits. The Misfits scored 257 in their 40 overs and restricted the 7th XI to 111 in reply.

Colts

 

South Essex District Cricket Board Under 15A.  Batting first Rayleigh scored 96-5, with runs from David Watts 19*, Joe Peppiatt 18, Conor Slough 16 & Craig Smith 15. Stanford le Hope U15A passed this for the loss of just 1 wicket.

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