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Report of week ending 26 June

Despite the deluge of rain earlier in the week and intermittent heavy showers on Saturday four League sides completed their games resulting in two wins and two defeats in relatively low scoring games on slow and damp pitches.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI travelled to play Old Chelmsfordians 1st XI who batted first and were bowled out for 139, Steve Bolland taking 4-26 and Matt Gilmore 3-29. Losing two wickets for 2 runs gave Rayleigh a poor start from which they never really recovered and despite a rearguard action by Jim Ewing (27) and Jon Cook (19) Rayleigh fell short by 28 runs.  

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI entertained neighbours Rayleigh Fairview who batted first and were bowled out for 100., Trevor Nunn taking 8-25.  The 2nd XI passed this total for the loss of 5 wickets, Chris Frost (26*), Adam Krise (26) and Steven Lynch (23) leading the scoring. 

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI hosted Rettendon 2nd XI and batting first were bowled out for 83, only Steve Gosling (30) offering any resistance to accurate bowling.  The visitors passed this total for the loss of 3 wickets, Mike Walsh taking 3-24.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10.  Eastwood 3rd XI were the visitors to the 5th XI, who batted first and scored 167-3. Simon Lennox (52), Mark Stratton (43) and Owen Davies (42*) top scoring. The visitors were always behind the required scoring rate and finished on 112-8, Mihir Patel taking 3-29.

The 4th XI, 6th XI and 7th XI games were all cancelled due to waterlogged pitches.

 

The Women and Girls XI went to Hutton and bowled them out for 55, Rebecca Holyoak taking 3 wickets and Louise Harmsworth 2.  Needing 6 runs from the last 5 overs, Rayleigh collapsed to all out score of 51, Rebecca Holyoak (16) and Louise Harmsworth (14). 

 

Under 15 SEDCB East League.   Rankins batted first against Rayleigh Eagles and scored 188-1. In reply. Rayleigh Eagles scored 96, Ben Wheeler (26*) and Jess Walker (23).

 

Under 13 SEDCB West League. Orsett & Thurrock 177-3 off 24 overs, Prem Ravichandren 1-25 and Liam Adshead 
0-12 both off 4 overs.  Rayleigh Wyverns 61 all out, Liam Adshead 25 not out 

 

 

Under 11 SEDCB East League.   Rayleigh Eagles 288-4 net 268. Rankins 298-2 net 288. Lost by 20runs.

Report of week ending 21 June

All six Saturday League sides completed their games this week resulting in four wins and two defeats. 

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI hosted Great Baddow 1st XI who batted first and were bowled out for 156, Ian Turnbull taking 3 wickets.   Wickets fell regularly in the Rayleigh reply but John Cook (32) and Matt Gilmore (28) steadied the innings but needing 20 from 5 overs with 2 wickets left and losing another wicket quite quickly another tight finish was in prospect but some good clean hitting from Ian Turnbull and Craig Baird saw the home side home by 1 wicket. 

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI travelled to top of the table Tillingham 1st XI and batting first were skittled out for 35, which target the home side passed for the loss of 2 wickets. 

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI went to Brookweald 2nd XI and batting first scored 209-9, Matt Williams (77) and Richard Verrinder (32) leading the scoring.  Tight bowling by Mike Walsh (2-15) and Mike Law (4-25) off their 10 overs restricted the home side to 181-8 to give the 3's victory by 28 runs.  

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI entertained Boreham 1st XI who batted first and scored 183-8, Tony Catling taking 3-25 and Matt Walker 3-47.  Martin Sanderson (85) and Brad Walker (45) gave the home side a good start but in another tight finish Rayleigh squeezed home on the last ball of the innings to win by 3 wickets.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10.  Wickham 2nd XI were the visitors to the 5th XI and were bowled out for 71, Jai Patel taking 6-18.  Rayleigh passed this score for the loss of 2 wickets, Mark Stratton (44*) leading the scoring.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 11.  The 6th XI visited top of the table Goresbrook 4th XI who batted first and scored 191-3. Rayleigh were bowled out for 114, Dave Turner (26) top scoring.  

The 7th XI hosted Galleywood 4th XI at Lake Meadows, Billericay in a friendly. Galleywood batted first and scored 201-5, Elliot Ward featuring in all five wickets, taking 2 wickets when bowling, 2 catches and a direct hit run out. Neil Noble (23) gave a good start to the innings but after he was out the side collapsed to an all out score of 45, spinner Sam Wicks taking 5-13 off 7 overs.

The Women and Girls XI. Evening League XI matches were both cancelled due to waterlogged pitches and the Sunday XI because the opposition were unable to raise a team.

Under 15 SEDCB East League.   Old Southendians and Southchurch batted first against Rayleigh Eagles and scored 107-5, Emilia Krise taking 2-9 off 3 overs. In reply. Rayleigh Eagles scored 82-5, Matt Bumpus (24).

Under 15 SEDCB West League.  Rayleigh Wyverns scored 101-8, Toby Turner (35*) and William Wheeler (21).  Stanford-le-Hope scored 99-5 in their 20 overs to give Rayleigh a win by 2 runs.

Under 13 SEDCB East League. Rayleigh Eagles batted first against Southend, Ecko Monarch Trojans and scored 137-8, Adam Sullivan (31*), Ben Wheeler (25*) and Matt Bumpus (25*). Southend scored 66-9 in reply, Ben Wheeler taking 2-5 off 2 overs. 

 

 

 

Report of week ending 8 May

Rayeigh Cricket Club’s League season started with three wins and three defeats for the six Saturday League sides.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division. The 1st XI travelled to High Roding 1st XI and batting first were given a good start by Ben Francis (60) but with other wickets falling regularly the ninth and unbeaten tenth wicket stands between Ian Turnbull (52*) and Ian Bryant and Richard Abley proved invaluable to take the total to 215-9. The home side were always in the chase but fine spells from Jim Ewing (5-35) and Jason Ox (3-43) saw Rayleigh home by 16 runs.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2. Weakened by poor availability the 2nd XI hosted Hornchurch Athletic 1st XI expecting a difficult afternoon. Batting first Rayleigh scored 180-9, Kalpesh Patel (39) top scoring. Hornchurch were bowled out for 51, James Wratten taking 5-33 and Riju 3-16.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI visited Little Waltham 2nd XI who batted first and scored 208-8. Steve Adams (42), Steve Gosling (46*) and John Wright (53*) led Rayleigh to a 5 wicket victory.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI were at home to Eastwood 2nd XI who batted first and scored 244-8, Mihir Patel taking 5-48 off 10 overs. In reply only Mark Bailey (30) troubled the bowlers and Rayleigh ended on 167-8 to lose by 77 runs.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. The 5th XI entertained Navestock and Ardleigh Green 2nd XI. Batting first Rayleigh totalled 227-7, skipper Phil Hammond scoring 103 with good support from Paul Burgess (38) and Dave Turner (31). In an exciting finish the visitors passed this target in the penultimate over for the loss of 4 wickets.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 11. A young and inexperienced 6th XI travelled to Stambridge to play a similarly youthful but more experienced Rankins 3rd XI. The home side batted first and totalled 255-5, Paul Cox taking 4-29 off his 9 overs. This total was well out of reach for Rayleigh against some good accurate bowling and they were eventually all out for 58.

Beaumont Seymour Ladies League. The Women and Girls XI travelled to play Kelvedon & Feering and batting first scored 76-2, Kelly Castle 26* and Louise Harmsworth 22. The hosts passed this score for the loss of 3 wickets, Louise Harmsworth taking 2-21.

Under 15 Peters Cup. Rayleigh 94-7, Jess Walker (31) and Toby Turner (27) top scoring, R Castle (53 retired) and H Klein (28*) knocked off the runs for Hadleigh U15s without losing a wicket.

Under 13 Bradford Cup. Leigh batting first scored 121-2 off their 20 overs, Senith taking 2-14 and Edward Curtis 2-13. Matt Bumpus (33 retired) and Alex Hernandez (20) gave Rayleigh a good start but still needing ten to win off the last over Rayleigh U13s won off the last ball in a thrilling finish.

Report of week ending 5 June

Another disappointing week for the Club with one win and five losses for Rayleigh Cricket Club’s six Saturday League sides and all four colts games lost.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI entertained Springfield 1st XI, who batted first and scored 224-8, Ian Bryant taking 3-14.  Once again Rayleigh wickets fell regularly against some quality spin bowling and they were bowled out for 113. 

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI travelled to Terling 1st XI and batting first scored 139 all out, only Danny Frost (43) and Chris Frost (40) troubling the bowlers. The home side passed this target for the loss of 2 wickets     

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI visited Billericay St Johns 1st XI and invited to bat were bowled out for 31, the home side scoring 35-1 in reply.      

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI hosted South Weald 2nd XI and batting first scored 151-8, Tony Catling (43) top scoring.  The visitors looked to be cruising to an easy victory but a mid-order collapse left them needing 3 runs to win with one wicket left but a boundary off the first ball of the penultimate over saw the visitors home.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10.  The 5th XI were at home to Little Baddow 2nd XI, who batted first and scored 175-5.  The 5th XI came agonisingly close to chasing down this target but fell short by 3 runs, Glenn Coleman (47*) and Alan Brown (30) leading the reply.    

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 11.  The 6th XI travelled to Danbury to play newcomers to the League Oaklands. Batting first the 6th XIposted 187-7, Dave Turner (48), Toby Turner (33), Jack Himpfen-Jones (29) and Rebecca Holyoak (27) leading the scoring. The home side were bowled out for 97, Tom Godfrey taking 2-3 off 7 overs and Tom Lopez 2-8.  

Beaumont Seymour Ladies League. A weakened Women and Girls XI travelled to Old Chelmsfordians and only managed to score 49 for 8 in their innings, which score the hosts passed for the loss of 1 wicket. 

 

Warsop T20 League. Rayleigh scored 179-9 in their 20 overs against Tillingham who scored 120-9, Ian Turnbull taking 2-10 and Ian Bryant 2-25.

 

The Sunday XI hosted St Aidans, who batting first scored 218 all out, Rebecca Holyoak taking 4-20 off 6.1 overs. The Club’s batting woes continued as the side were bowled out for 93, Alan Brown (29).

 

Under 15 SEDCB East League.   Rayleigh Eagles batted first against Hadeigh and were bowled out for 50, Jess Walker (23). Hadleigh passed this total for the loss of 4 wickets. Aaron Unsworth taking 2-1 in his only over and Tom Lopez 2-14.

 

Under 13 SEDCB East League.   Rayleigh Eagles batted first against Leigh and scored 95 all out, Matt Bumpus (26).

Leigh passed this total for the loss of 3 wickets.

 

Under 13 SEDCB West League.  Benfleet scored 197-4 in their 24 overs, Jamie McGurn taking 2-13, Rayleigh Wyverns scoring 59-10 in reply.

 

 

Under 11 SEDCB East League.  Hadleigh 275-3 net 260, Rayleigh 250-7 net 215. Lost by 45 runs.

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