Author: Richard Verrinder

2019 Club Committee


Brad Walker


Brian Dawbarn


Richard Verrinder


Lorraine Frost

Fixture Secretary

Matthew Walker

Social Secretary

Sam Law

Ground Manager

Matthew Walker

Brad Walker

Development Manager

Brian Dawbarn

Club Coaching Coordinator

Brian Dawbarn 

Bar Manager

 Lorraine Frost

Catering Manager



Chris Frost


Ben Francis 


Trevor Nunn

Jason Ox

Child welfare officer

Brian Dawbarn


Young People Policies

Young People Policy – regarding transport to and from training and matches

Dropping off and collecting of Young People    

It is important that Parents/Carers provide contact numbers along with any alternative numbers if they are not contactable on the numbers given on the Club membership form. If these change please let the club know immediately. 

Late Collection 

If a Parent/Carer will be late in collecting their child/children and/or someone different will be collecting them, again please let the club know. Parents/Carers should familiarise themselves with the contact number(s) for the coaches / managers of their child’s age group.

In an emergency contact the Club Welfare Officer or Deputy:

Brian Dawbarn (07985 096375) or Mark Bailey (07542 563306)

 If a Parent/Carer is late and has not advised anyone they will be late, the Club will attempt to contact the Parent/Carer and/or any alternative contact name/number and wait with the Young Person at the Club with, wherever possible, other Staff/Volunteers or Parents.  When someone arrives the Club representative will remind Parents/Carers of the policy relating to late collection.

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Notice of AGM – 28th Nov 2018



Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Rayleigh Cricket Club will be held on WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2018 at the Clubhouse starting at 8pm.

In order to allow members to be given the 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 2nd November 2018.

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), Unemployed playing member, Associate member, Clubhouse member, and Vice-President. The Club will keep subscriptions at levels that will not pose a significant obstacle to people participating. Male playing members will not be permitted to vote for officials in Women & Girls teams, Women & Girls playing members will not be permitted to vote for captains of Men’s teams. 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


Fielding Cup

The Fielding Cup is awarded to the players who has taken most dismissals, or who has been judged the outstanding fielder, during the season.

Year Name Dismissals
2018 Will Wheeler 13
2017 Ben Francis 15
2016 Brad Walker 17
2015 Chris Frost 14
2014 Matt Verrinder 24
2013 Nick Gosling 18
2012 Anees Kahar  
2011 Matt Verrinder 23
2010 Matt Williams 2
2009 Neil Henson 8
2008 John Stirk 17
2007 Marcus Cornish  
2006 Andy Lynch  
2005 Jon Cook  
2004 Mike Wright  
2003 Craig Baird  
2002 Michael Robinson  
2001 Tom Adams  
2000 Simon Harwood  
1999 Murray Hall  
1998 Mick Talmage  
1997 Phil Stoney  
1996 Ray Winney  
1995 Brad Walker  
1994 Matthew Antoniou  
1993 Steve Rees  
1992 Richard Dawbarn  
1991 Matt Barnes  
1990 Mark Travers  
1989 Darren Ridgeway  
1988 K Wilson  
1987 Chris Hoggart  
1986 Tony Catling  
1985 Tim Ball  
1984 Mark Bailey  
1983 Phil Wolff  
1982 Bruce Pinkerton  
1981 Peter Dunlop  
1980 Peter Dunlop  
1979 ??  
1978 Andy Chinnery  
1977 Tim Ball  
1976 D Lowe  
1975 Paul Bailey  
1974 Micky Dunlop  
1973 David Driver  
1972 Paul Bailey  
1971 Nigel Pyle  
1970 Don Abbey  
1969 Cliff Thew  
1968 B Wright  

Weekly report – 22nd September 2018

After a disappointing league season a few friendlies were played in September.

Saturday 8th September

The Friendly 1st XI travelled to Woodham Mortimer and bowled the home side out for 131 with James Ellis (3-0), Alan Brown (3-34) and Toby Turner (3-23) leading the bowling. The Rayleigh reply was led by Andy Impey (57*) and Sam Law (45*) and the winning post was reached in rapid time for a 9 wicket win.

The Friendly 2nd XI hosted Chelmsford VI XI in a hastily arranged friendly and Rayleigh batted first and scored 221-4 in their 40 overs – Steve Adams (44), Jake Gibson (41), Sam Harmsworth (44*) and Brad Walker (60*) leading the scoring. In reply Chelmsford struggled and were 1-3 at the end of the first over bowled by Cameron Mantle. The visitors continued to struggle in the face of tight bowling and were all out for 91.

Saturday 15th September

The Friendly 1st XI hosted Willow Herbs and scored 250-5 in their 40 overs – led by Andy Impey (67), Sam Law (54) and Jess Walker (30). Willow Herbs made a valiant attempt at chasing this total but were finally beaten by 4 runs with Ian Turnbull (2-12) and Aaron Mayfield (0-13 from 6 overs) the stand out performers.

The Friendly 2nd XI hosted Eastwood, batted first and scored 162 – Darren Smith (57) leading the scoring. This never looked enough to defend and Eastwood reached their target in under 30 overs scoring 163-2 only David Hall taking 2-28.

Saturday 22nd September

A very wet day was forecast and the final match of the season against St Clements was reduced to a 20-20 game. St Clements batted first and scored 180-3 with two batsmen reaching rapid 50’s and only Ian Bryant restricting the scoring rate. Rayleigh’s response was led by Jon Cook (41) and Sam Law (57) but they were unable to match the 9 an over rate required and the innings closed on 139-4 and a 41 run defeat.

Weekly report – 1st September 2018

Only two wins for the six Saturday league sides but they were the vital wins for the 1st and 3rd XIs, which mean they have both avoided relegation.  

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier DivisionThe 1st XI travelled to play a rebuilt Brookweald 1st XI in a crucial game needing a win to give them assurance of safety in this final week of the League season. Batting first the home side batted confidently and totalled 209 all out in the 43rd over, Luke Sullivan taking 3-36.  Rayleigh started badly losing a wicket with the first ball of their innings but Jon Cook (92*), Ian Turnbull (38) and Ben Francis (40*) saw the 1st XI home in the 42nd over for the loss of 2 wickets to ensure their place in the Premier Division next year. The victory proved essential as their nearest rivals Rettendon won and would have overtaken Rayleigh had they lost.

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Weekly report – 25th August 2018

Another better week for the Club with two wins and two by default for the six Saturday league sides and wins for the 1st and 3rd XIs mean they have given themselves the opportunity to avoid relegation.  

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier DivisionThe 1st XI hosted fellow relegation strugglers Rettendon 1st XI in a crucial game to give the winning side an advantage going into the final week. Batting first the visitors started quickly and were 84-1 after 17 overs. The introduction of Ian Bryant (2-7 off 10 overs) and Chris Frost (2-18 off 10 overs) stemmed the scoring rate down to 100 after 33 overs and the innings closed on 161-8 in their 45 overs. Rayleigh started more slowly but with sensible batting and good running between the wickets Jason Ox (65*), Luke Sullivan (29) and Ian Turnbull (27) saw Rayleigh home in the 34th over for the loss of 4 wickets.  The 1st XI now need to win against bottom side Brookweald to ensure they remain in the Premier Division.

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Weekly report – 18th August 2018

A slightly better week for the Club with two wins, one by default, for the six Saturday league sides but two sides are almost certain to be relegated and two others will have to win remaining games to survive.  

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier DivisionThe 1st XI hosted top of the table Springfield 1st XI and batting first scored 150-8 in their 45 overs, Jon Cook (50), Luke Sullivan (29) and Ben Francis (25) leading the scoring. The visitors knocked off the required runs in the 17th over without losing a wicket.  The 1st XI now need to win both of their last two games to avoid relegation.    

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2018 Top Balls Faced

Top Balls Faced – as at 22Sept18

  Balls Faced Total Runs Rate
M Bailey 932 598 64.16
J Cook 872 610 69.95
C Frost 868 501 57.72
B Walker 861 394 45.76
R Verrinder 850 431 50.71
Simon Lennox 823 543 65.98
T Turner 815 443 54.36
S Adams 781 532 68.12
A Impey 712 328 46.07
S Gosling 611 251 41.08