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Report of week ending 3 September

Two wins and four defeats for our six Saturday League sides. However, a highlight was the 1st XI victory which ensured their position in the Premier Division for next season and another was a 38 ball hundred for Sam Verrinder in a friendly against a touring side.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI hosted bottom of the table High Roding and batting first scored 247-9, Jason Ox (89), Joel Barnett (40), Will Nolde (33) and Ben Francis (31) leading the scoring. This target looked well beyond a mainly very young High Roding side and they were bowled out for 75, Luke Sullivan (4-14), Ian Bryant (4-24) and Matt Gilmore (2-11) taking the wickets. This result means the 1st XI finished in 8th place and will play in the Premier Division in 2018.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI visited Eastwood 1st XI who batted first and benefitting from a number of dropped catches scored 209 all out, Dan Frost taking 4-55 and Elliot Ward 2-43.  In reply Rayleigh were bowled out for 111, Steven Lynch 28 in three overs and Kalpesh Patel (28) top scoring.  They finish 4th in the Division.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI entertained high flying Navestock 1st XI who batted first and were bowled out for 188, Will Wheeler taking 5-39. Rayleigh chased this target valiantly Will Wheeler (33), Darren Smith (30) and Matt Bumpus (27) leading the scoring but fell agonisingly short by 7 runs to finish 6th in the Division.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI travelled to bottom of the table Burnham Sports 2nd XI, who batting first scored 104-10, Sam Levett taking 3-13, Nick Green 3-16 and Richard Mantell 2-14. Rayleigh passed this target for the loss of 4 wickets in the 22nd over, Brad Walker (35) and Nick Green (32) top scoring. They finish 5th in the Division.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8.  Bottom of the table Willow Herbs 2nd XI came to play the 5th XI who batted first and scored 169-6, Owen Davies (49), Steve Rothon (37) and Sam Martin (36*). The visitors passed the target in the penultimate over for their first win of the season but the 5th XI were safe at 6th in the table.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. The 6th XI went to play Hornchurch Athletic 4th XI and batting first and put on 109 for the 1st wicket, David Cox (77) and Dave Turner (57) and finished on 181-6. The home side reached the target in the 34th over for the loss of 3 wickets.

Midweek friendly:

Peartree (touring side from Southampton area) – 240-6 (40 overs), Tom Lopez 4-24

Rayleigh 232-10 (38.5 overs), Sam Verrinder (104) scoring 50 off 20 balls and 100 off 38 balls including 7 fours and 10 sixes, Steven Lynch 31

Report of Week ending 27 August

A look at the fixture list for the weekend suggested it would be a difficult week as most of the teams were playing high flying opposition and so it proved with heavy defeats for all six Saturday League sides. However, both the 3rd XI and 5th XIs who could have been relegated in their respective Divisions both avoid the drop due to results elsewhere.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI travelled to Goresbrook 1st XI who batted first and amassed 290-4 with S Barwick scoring 154 not out. At 73-2, Ben Francis (44) it looked as though Rayleigh might make a respectable score in response but the introduction of Ochwo (9-27) into the attack signalled a dramatic collapse and they were bowled out for 102 in the 24th over. This result means the 1st XI must win in the final week to avoid relegation to Division 1.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI entertained top of the table Great Waltham 1st XI and scored 168-8, Chris Frost (48) and Adam Krise (42*), which target the visitors passed in the 29th over for the loss of 2 wickets, D Clout 114*.  

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI visited Rainham 2nd XI who batted first and scored 216-8, Jai Patel taking 5-22. In reply Rayleigh struggled against tight bowling and fielding and ended on 99-7 in their 45 overs to lose by 117 runs.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI hosted Galleywood 2nd XI, who at one stage were 103-8 but an unbroken 9th wicket partnership took the visitors to 205-8, Tom Lopez 3-24 and Richard Mantell (2-21) the pick of the bowlers. In reply Rayleigh only managed to score 107 all out, Matt Walker (34*) top scoring.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8.  The 5th XI went to play Canvey Island 2nd XI who batting first scored 148-9 Sam Lowe taking 2-12. This target proved beyond the 5th XI who ended on 79 all out with only Sam Lowe (29) making any impression on the bowling.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. Bentley 4th XI were the visitors to the 6th XI, who batted first and scored 109-10, Dave Turner (22). Bentley reached the target in the 23rd over for the loss of 2 wickets.

 

Report for week ending 20 August

Rayleigh CC report – week ending 20Aug17

A mixed day with two wins, three defeats and that most unusual result – a tied match – for the Saturday League teams.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI hosted Great Baddow 1st XI who were scored an impressive 219-6 with Phil Everitt taking 3-58. In reply Rayleigh struggled to match the required run rate and were all out for 151. Only George Barker (41) and Ian Turnbull (23*) made any real impression with the bat.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI visited Terling and bowled out their hosts for just 48. The bowling was led by Sam Verrinder (4-14) and two wickets each for Dan Frost and Richard Abley. In reply the 2nd XI also struggled to score runs and were 7-5 when Colin Mayor (24) and Chris Frost (15*) came together and helped the team to a 3 wicket win.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. Rayne 1st XI were the visitors to the 3rd XI whobatted first and were all out for 193 from their 45 overs, Mark Bailey (45) and Sam Law (58) being the main run scorers. Rayne replied with 193-8 but were unable to overtake the home sides score with Mike Law and James Wratten both taking two wickets for a great finish, two run outs and a tied match.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI travelled to Goresbrook 3rd XI who scored 153-6 from their 45 overs with Tom Lopez taking 3-41. Batting second the 4th XI won the game by 4 wickets with Duncan Baldwin carrying his bat with 83* and Matt Walker (35) leading the scoring.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8.  The 5th XI entertained East Hanningfield 2nd XI and scored 139-6 with Simon Harwood (26), Richard Verrinder (22) and Simon Lennox (29) being the best of the batsmen. This total was reached by the visitors for the loss of 5 wickets in the 37th over with Lee Harding taking 2-25.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. The 6th XI travelled to South Woodham Ferrers 3rd XI and batted first for 125. Sean Treweek (26) and William Morris (20*) leading the scoring. The home team passed this total for 6 wickets. 

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 for week ending 6 August

Rayleigh CC report – week ending 06Aug17

After the last two weekend where matches were interrupted by rain it was good to complete this week’s fixtures despite some rain breaks. Overall, there were four wins and two defeats for the Saturday League matches following an enjoyable four match tour to Norfolk.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI hosted Brookweald 1st XI who were restricted to 128 all out following accurate bowling from Ian Turnbull (3-25) and Chris Frost (5-12). In reply Rayleigh passed this total for the loss of 4 wickets with Phil Everitt (27) and Ben Francis (49*) leading the run scoring. This result keeps the 1st XI out of the relegation zone in 8th place with four matches to go.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI visited Chadwell Heath 1st XI and scored 135-9 with openers Andy Impey (46) and Steve Lynch (30) making the majority of the runs. In reply Chadwell Heath were bowled out for 75 with Will Wheeler leading the bowlers with 3-16.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. Hornchurch Athletic 2nd XI were the visitors to the 3rd XI and scored exactly 100 with Mike Law (4-24) and Sam Levett (4-22) the pick of the bowlers.Rayleigh passed this total for the loss of 6 wickets with Colin Mayor leading the batting with an unbeaten 38.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI travelled to Hatfield Peverel who scored 225-6 from a rain reduced 40 overs. Batting second the 4th XI reached 148-8 with John Wright (38) and Matt Walker (31*) leading the scoring to lose to a strong Hatfield team.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8.  The 5th XI entertained Springfield 4th XI and scored 142 all out with Aby Jose scoring 33 being the pick of the batsmen. This total was easily reached by the visitors in the 36th over.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. The 6th XI travelled to Oaklands who batted first and were all out for 139 with the wickets shared around between the bowlers. The Rayleigh reply was looking shaky at 52-4 before Sam Lowe (45) and Sean Treweek (45*) saw the team gain a 6 wicket victory.

The Rayleigh tour to Norfolk included 4 matches – including close defeats against Garbolisham (1 wicket), Norwich (6 wickets), Eight Ash Green (15 runs) and a drawn match against Old Buckenham. Batting highlights included Darren Smith (38), Mark Stratton (49 & 80*), Jon Cook (90), Steve Lynch (40). Bowling highlights – Rebecca Holyoak (3-20), Phil Hammond (3-43).

The Sunday XI had an entertaining friendly at Little Baddow who scored 221-9 from their 40 overs with Toby Turner taking 4 wickets. In reply Rayleigh won in the 36th over with 71 from Brad Walker and a quickfire 33 from Sam Verrinder.

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 23rd July

Rayleigh CC report – week ending 23July17

The weather spoiled the weekend for the Saturday League sides and interrupted several matches. Only one, three defeats and two matches abandoned and the weekend concluded with an enjoyable friendly match against an Alan Brown XI.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI hosted Bentley 1st XI who batted first scoring 244-8 with only Ian Bryant causing the visitors any problems taking 4-24. In reply Rayleigh started with a 51 run partnership between Will Nolde (25) and Adam Vyse (33) but then subsided to 156 all out. The only sunshine on a rain interrupted day was that the last two wickets added 52 with Luke Sullivan (36) and Sean du Plessis (20) scoring a few boundaries each.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI visited Bentley 2nd XI and scored 43-5 before rain stopped any further play and the game was abandoned.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. Great Wakering were the visitors to the 3rd XI. Rayleighbatted first and found it impossible to recover from a disastrous start of 0-4 and were bowled out for only 41. The visitors easily passed this score for the loss of only 1 wicket.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI travelled to St Andrews batting first scored 82-8 when the rain came down. The only highlight of the innings was from John Wright who scored 43. No further play was possible and the game was abandoned.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8.  The 5th XI entertained Navestock 2nd XI, and having been asked to bat scored 190-5. This score was based on good knocks from Simon Harwood (33), Matt Verrinder (53) and Aby Jose (62*).  The highlight of the 5th XI bowling was 2-20 from Andy James’ 9 overs. This was well supported by tight bowling from the other bowlers which restricted the visitors to 150-5 and to give Rayleigh victory by 40 runs.  

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. The 6th XI travelled to Broomfield 2nd XI who batted first and scored 210-3 in their 40 overs. The Rayleigh reply started badly and at 32-5 it looked like an early finish. However, Jack Himpfen-Jones scored a superb 83* and helped the 6th XI to a respectable total of 148-6.

On Monday the Midweek XI ended a successful competition and won the Southend Evening Cricket League Cup with victory over Southend at Rankins.

On Sunday a Rayleigh Sunday XI took on an Alan Brown XI in a friendly match to celebrate his birthday. The AB XI scored 201 in their 40 overs and this was eventually overtaken in the 36th over to give Rayleigh a win by 4 wkts. Despite a rain break it provided a great end to a weather interrupted weekend.

 

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.