Author: Richard Verrinder

February 2020: Nets ….

Indoor nets & coaching will start in the Sports Hall at Fitzwimarc School on Saturday 1st February 2020 and will continue until Easter (including half-term)

Saturdays – 1 February to 4 April

10:30 to 11:30 – Adult nets

11:30 to 12:30 – Coaching for Under 9s plus under 11s who can’t attend on a Wednesday

Mondays – 3 February to 6 April

18:30 to 19:30 – Coaching for Under 15s

19:30 to 20:30 – Adult nets  – Women & Girls and 3rd to 7th XI players

20:30 to 21:30 – Adult nets 1st & 2nd XI players

Wednesdays – 5 February to 8 April

19:00 to 20:00 – Coaching for Under 11s

20:00 to 21:00 – Coaching for Under 13s

Any adults or colts of 15 and over who can’t attend the session allocated above should contact Brian Dawbarn (brian.dawbarn456@btinternet.com) to discuss possible alternative arrangements.

Any boys or girls aged under 15 who can’t attend the session allocated above should contact Tom Osbourn  (j6tco@sky.com) to discuss possible alternative arrangements.

Net fees £2 per hour session

2020 Club Committee

President

Brad Walker

Chairman

Brian Dawbarn

Secretary

Richard Verrinder

Treasurer

Lorraine Frost

Fixture Secretary

Matthew Walker

Social Secretary

Sam Law

Ground Managers

Matthew Walker

Brad Walker

 

 

Club Coaching Coordinator

Tom Osbourn

Bar Manager

 Lorraine Frost

 

 

Co-opted

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Co-opted

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Child welfare officer

Mark Bailey

 

Management Committee Report – 2019

Committee Report – 2019
 
The Rayleigh Cricket Club Report (2019) was presented at the recent AGM. If any club member would like a copy of the report and accounts please send an email to the club secretary via this email address below.
 
AGM minutes have been sent to all members who have provided me with their current email address. If you have not received your copy please notify me of your current email details.
 
Richard Verrinder
RCC Hon. Secretary
secretary@rayleighcricketclub.org.uk.

AGM 2019 – elected

AGM

These members were elected as officers and team captains for the 2020 season

Post

Name

Officers

 

President

Brad Walker

Chairman

Brian Dawbarn

Treasurer

Lorraine Frost

Secretary

Richard Verrinder

Fixtures Secretary

Matt Walker

Social Secretary

Sam Law

Bar manager

Lorraine Frost

Grounds Manager

Matt & Brad Walker

 Colts Coaching Co-ordinator

Tom Osbourn 

Captains

 

1st team

Andy Impey

2nd team

Richard Nolde

3rd team

Matt Walker

4th team

Brad Walker

5th team

Sam Levett

6th team

Richard Verrinder

7th team

Brian Dawbarn

Women & Girls

Lorraine Frost

Sunday

Chris Frost

Midweek

Matt Walker

 

 

 

Sad news

It was with great sadness that the Club learnt of the death of Brian Emmett in October 2019 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Brian spent 7 years at the club at the end of the 1970’s through to 1985. He held prominent positions every year, from Youth Team manager in 1979, 2nd XI captain in 1980, 1st XI captain in 1981 & 1982 and finally Sunday XI captain between 1983 and 1985. The bare facts of Brian’s Rayleigh career read in excess of 1700 runs scored from 180 innings with a top score of 66 and 250 wickets from 1300 overs at the highly respectable average of under 17 runs per wicket. His best season with the ball occurred in 1982 when he took 69 wickets at an average of 12.92 and claimed the Bowling Cup with figures of 8-65. What was more remarkable was that he had changed his bowling action that very season, replacing his military medium pace with slow right arm. Brian often defeated batsmen with his wily use of flight and lack of pace, but certainly not with off-spin as he never spun a ball all season !! He was also a key member of the Mid-Essex Division 2 winning side in 1984.

Brian was a true character in every sense of the word. He had a multitude of stories that would captivate and amuse (though none that can be repeated here !) especially the younger players fresh out of school/college. He was certainly in his element during the 1981 tour of Devon reducing poor Malcolm Sparrow to tears over a fake flat tyre “incident” and during the 1984 tour to Bath. He always seemed to have a permanent tan and on one occasion was consoled by the home umpire at Chignal who apologised for having to give him out lbw. Unfortunately the player in question given out was none other than our local Pakistani newsagent Mohammed Khaki !!

Brian’s true legacy though was with his development and mentoring of a host of young players who have gone on to serve Rayleigh CC with great distinction. Phil Wolff, Andy Thurogood, John Wright, Willie Leadbeater and Tony Catling were all taken under his wing and very much looked upon Brian as a mentor/father figure at the time. His great belief in their talent and ability was without doubt paramount in them not only becoming major players at the Club but probably ensuring they remained at Rayleigh CC in those formative years. At the time Rayleigh was well served with a number of senior players who will always intrinsically be associated with Brian, including Chris Baker, Jim Harding, Ralph Adler, Stuart Pinkerton and Harry Walker, Brad’s dad. It’s fair to say that their like will probably never be seen again and in the subsequent 35 years certainly never replicated. Brian was also highly instrumental in the staging of the popular and successful traditional summer Barn Dances held at David Pinkerton’s Lubards farm where over 350 people would be in attendance.

Some of us were fortunate enough to meet up with Brian and his son Darren when they popped over to watch the 3rd XI at Woodham Mortimer a few years back and it was great to see him once more as he had moved down to Cornwall over 20 years previously. He will be greatly missed.  

 

Notice of AGM – 27th Nov 2019

THE RAYLEIGH CRICKET CLUB

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Rayleigh Cricket Club will be held on WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2019 at the Clubhouse starting at 8pm.

In order to allow members to be given a chance to consider matters to be discussed at the AGM, a further notice will be issued two weeks before that date detailing all matters for discussion.

In accordance with the Club Constitution any resolutions for consideration at the meeting, including changes to the Club Constitution, must be made to Richard Verrinder, Hon Secretary, in writing, with the name of the proposer and seconder, no later than Friday 8th November 2019.

E-mails will be accepted but please ensure they have been received by the due date. Proposals for amendments to the resolutions, but not new resolutions, can be accepted at any time prior to voting on the matter provided the amendment is seconded.

All Club members are encouraged to attend. Elections for all Club officials and team captains will be held at this meeting. The business conducted at this meeting will affect the running of the Club for the whole of next year and if you want to influence the way the Club is run – this is your chance.

Please note Rule 4.2 (see below) of the Club Constitution concerning voting rights at the meeting:

4.2 The Club shall have the following categories of membership on a non-discriminatory and fair basis: Life member, Adult playing member (19-23, 24-64, 65 & over), Young member (aged 15-18), Women & Girls playing member, Midweek playing member, Colt playing member (under 15), Associate member, Clubhouse member, and Vice-President. The Club will keep subscriptions at levels that will not pose a significant obstacle to people participating. Any female member wishing to play regularly in Men’s or Colts cricket shall be regarded as an Adult or Colt playing member as appropriate. Colt playing members and Clubhouse members will not be entitled to vote at any General Meeting.

Richard Verrinder,

57 Valkyrie Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 8AN

secretary@rayleighcricketclub.org.uk

Weekly report – 31st August 2019

Another disappointing weekend with a distinctly end of season feeling to it with only one win and five defeats for our Saturday league sides with nothing to play for in terms of possible promotion or relegation.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI entertained high flying Rainham 1st XI and batting first were bowled out for 119, only Shaun Du Plessis (24) making any impression on the scoreboard. The visitors passed the target in the 25th over for the loss of two wickets. A disappointing end to the season finishing in 5th place in the Division.

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Weekly report – 25th August 2019

A rather disappointing weekend with two wins and four defeats for our Saturday league sides and with one week of the League season to go the 2nd XI are relegated to Division 3 but all other teams are safely in mid table.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI went to play Canvey Island 1st XI and batting first scored 205-8, Jason Ox (57) and Matt Verrinder (29) leading the scoring. This seemed a defendable total but Rayleigh found wickets hard to take and the home side passed the target in the 44th over for the loss of two wickets.  

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Weekly report – 4th August 2019

Another weekend of mixed fortunes for our Saturday league sides with two wins and four defeats.  

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI went to play bottom of the table Great Totham 1st XI who batted first and were bowled out for 97, Mark Acraman taking 5-37, Sean DuPlessis 3-37 and Ian Turnbull 2-5. Rayleigh knocked off the required runs in the 21st over for the loss of two wickets, Toby Turner (34) and Andy Impey (24*) top scoring.

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