Author: Richard Verrinder

2021 Fixtures 5th XI

  5th XI  FIXTURES         
Date Opponents Type Ven Time Result
24 Rayleigh VI   H 1.00  
1 Rainham IV * H 1.00  
8 Basildon & Pitsea IV   A 1.00  
15 Oaklands * H 1.00  
22 Rayleigh VI & VII (T20s)   A 1.00  
29 Hornchurch Athletic IV * H 1.00  
5 Basildon & Pitsea III * A 1.00  
12 Eastwood III * H 1.00  
19 Rankins III * A 1.00  
26 Great Totham III * H 1.00  
3 Rainham IV * A 1.00  
10 Basildon & Pitsea IV   H 1.00  
17 Oaklands * A 1.00  
24 Rayleigh VI   H 1.00  
31 Hornchurch Athletic IV * A 1.00  
7 Basildon & Pitsea III * H 1.00  
14 Eastwood III * A 1.00  
21 Rankins III * H 1.00  
28 Great Totham III * A 1.00  
4 Chelmsford VI   H 1.00  
  *T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10  

2021 Fixtures 6th XI

Date Opponents Type Ven Time Result
24 Rayleigh V   H 1.00  
1 Ilford Catholics IV * A 1.00  
8 Theydon Bois II * H 1.00  
15 Chelmsford Super Kings II * A 1.00  
22 Rayleigh V & VII (T20s)   H 1.00  
29 Willow Herbs II * A 1.00  
5 South Woodham Ferrers III * H 1.00  
12 Tillingam III * A 1.00  
19 Galleywood IV   H 1.00  
26 Basildon & Pitsea IV * A 1.00  
3 Ilford Catholics IV * H 1.00  
10 Theydon Bois II * A 1.00  
17 Chelmsford Super Kings II * H 1.00  
24 Rayleigh V   A 1.00  
31 Willow Herbs II * H 1.00  
7 South Woodham Ferrers III * A 1.00  
14 Tillingam III * H 1.00  
21 Billericay V   A 1.00  
28 Basildon & Pitsea IV * H 1.00  
  *T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 11  

2021 Subscriptions now due

Please note that 2021 annual subscriptions are now due and are as detailed below. Our intention this season is for members to pay via standing order. Please contact the secretary for further details.

Adult member (24 to 64) – £100

Adult Member (19 to 23) – £70

Young Member (15 to 18) – £50

Retired playing member (up to 64) – £50

Adult playing member (65 and over) – £50

Women & Girls matches only (not playing men’s matches) – £40

Midweek only member (evening / indoor league) – £35

Colt Member (Under 15 ie 9-14 years) – £70

Colt Member (Under 9) – £30

Associate Member – £20

Clubhouse Member – £10

Richard Verrinder, Membership Secretary

The above fees must be received, in full, by 31st March following the Annual General Meeting. All current members shall pay the full subscription fee required. 

Ages shown are as at 1st September preceding the latest AGM. 

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Robbie Baird – RIP

Robbie Baird RIP

It is with considerable sadness that I have to advise that Robbie Baird passed away last Saturday afternoon at Southend Hospital.

Robbie and his family were passionate supporters of the Club during the years up to and after the new pavilion was built. Robbie and Kim’s son, Craig, was a prominent member of our early Colt’s teams and later 1st XI. Robbie attended many matches and Kim provided the teas for the 1st XI home matches. As well as attending and helping organise many fund raising activities and events Robbie really enjoyed an after match drink while discussing the game and would often recite the story of his famous catch while filling in once at Woodham Mortimer when we were short. His one and only game.  Caught Robbie Baird, Bowled Craig Baird. He famously went onto to say….easy game this!

For the first ten years at our new pavilion Robbie’s sister, Elaine, landlady of the Broker public house in Leigh, was instrumental in getting the Club preferential prices for our bar. Robbie was very proud of the new ground project and Elaine provided all the original tables and chairs for our new pavilion. Craig’s Nan, Doreen, also made and presented the Club with an intricate tapestry to celebrate the opening of the pavilion and this still hangs on the west wall of the clubroom near the kitchen.

Robbie was a very popular member of the club and he will be greatly missed. I have sent condolences to Kim, Craig, James and Kirstie on behalf of all the members of the Club.

Brian Dawbarn with assistance from Andy Thurogood and Steve Adams


Use of nets during tier 4 lockdown

Use of nets during tier 4 lockdown

We have been asked if people could use the nets during the next few weeks including the Christmas holidays.

Unfortunately, as most of Essex has now moved into tier 4 coronavirus restrictions this is not allowable and no one can use the nets at all until we leave this tier.

Brian Dawbarn, Chairman, on behalf of the committee

AGM 2020 – elected


These members were elected as officers and team captains for the 2021 season






Brad Walker


Brian Dawbarn


Lorraine Frost


Sam Mayfield

Fixtures Secretary

Matt Walker

Membership Secretary

Richard Verrinder

Bar manager

Lorraine Frost

Grounds Manager

Matt & Brad Walker

 Colts Coaching Co-ordinator

Brian Dawbarn 



1st team

Chris Frost

2nd team

Richard Nolde

3rd team

Matt Walker

4th team

Tom Peppiatt

5th team

Sam Levett

6th team

Paul Cox

7th team

Brian Dawbarn

Women & Girls

Lorraine Frost


Chris Frost


Matt Walker




2021 Club Committee


President Brad Walker
Chairman Brian Dawbarn
Deputy Chairman Ben Francis
Secretary Sam Mayfield
Treasurer Lorraine Frost
Fixture Secretary Matthew Walker
Ground Managers Matthew Walker

Brad Walker

Membership Secretary Richard Verrinder
Club Coaching Coordinator Brian Dawbarn
Bar Manager Lorraine Frost
Child welfare officer

Deputy CWO

Brian Dawbarn

Mark Bailey

Social Secretary none
Co-opted Chris Frost
Co-opted Trevor Nunn

AGM Notice – 25th November 2020

Rayleigh CC – AGM – Wednesday 25th November 2020 – 8pm, Agenda
1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes of the 2019 AGM
3. Management Committee report for 2020 
4. Accounts for 12 months ending 31st October 2020
5. Resolutions 
6. Nominations for President, club officers and adult team captains 
7. Result of Election for 2nd XI captain
8. AOB

Due to Covid restrictions we will have to operate this AGM via Zoom. The link for this will be distributed to members nearer to the date.

Please make every effort to join in but if you are unable to attend then please let me know so that your apologies can be noted.
The only vote needed this year is for the 2nd XI captain where Sam Law and Richard Nolde have been nominated. The way that the committee has agreed to carry out this vote is by email with votes sent back to both myself and to Brian Dawbarn.
The final result will be announced at the AGM on 25th November.
Voting will close at 20:00 on Tuesday 24th November to enable the count to be made and checked.
Please clearly state which candidate you are voting for when you reply to me and with a copy to Brian.
If you are reading this on the website but have not been sent an email with nominee details please email me and I will send you the relevant papers.
Richard Verrinder
Secretary, RCC
on behalf of the management committee