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Weekly report – 11th August 2018

The bad run of results for the Club continues as all six Saturday league sides lost again some quite heavily principally because we are not scoring enough runs and as a result the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th elevens are in the relegation zone of their respective Divisions.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier DivisionThe 1st XI travelled to play Goresbrook 1st XI and batting first made a bright start at 49-0 but the introduction of spinner, Shane Barwick, brought about a collapse and the innings subsided to an all out total of 122, Will Nolde (34) and Jason Ox (33). The hosts knocked off the required runs for the loss of three wickets in the 23rd over, Elliot Ward taking 3-30.

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Weekly report – 4th August 2018

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier DivisionThe 1st XI hosted Canvey Island 1st XI who batted first and were bowled out for 165 in the 39th over, Ian Bryant taking 4-29 and Sean Du Plessis 4-35. This did not look a competitive score on a good wicket but Rayleigh made a dreadful start losing 2 wickets for 0 runs in the first over. However, Jason Ox (71) and Ben Francis (30) pulled the 1st XI back into contention and with 12 overs left and needing 4 runs to win with 3 wickets remaining a welcome win seemed on the cards but in another twist of fortune Canvey took the 3 wickets without another run being scored to leave the visitors winners by 3 runs.  

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 1.  The 2nd XI travelled to play Hornchurch Athletic 1st XI, who batting first posted 243-5, Kelly Castle taking 2-35. Once again this score proved well beyond the 2nd XI who are struggling since being promoted to this Division and they were bowled out for 131 in the 33rd over, Chris Frost (28) and Jess Walker (23).

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Weekly report – 29th July 2018

Another very disappointing week for the Club as all six Saturday league sides lost and four teams are now in danger of relegation.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier DivisionThe 1st XI travelled to Rainham 1st XI and batting first struggled against an excellent spin attack and were bowled out for 133 in the 41st over, Will Wheeler (40) top scoring. The home side passed this target for the loss of 4 wickets in the 35th over.   

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 1.  A depleted 2nd XI entertained top of the table Stock 1st XI, who batting first at 40-4 looked to be in some trouble but good batting from the middle order ensured they reached an all out total of 206, Dan Frost taking 4-40, James Wratten 3-56 and Graham Herbert 2-42. This score proved well beyond the home side who were skittled out for 72 in the 23rd over.

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Weekly report – 22nd July 2018

A very disappointing week for the Club as all six Saturday league sides lost.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier DivisionThe 1st XI entertained Old Chelmsfordians 1st XI and batting first were bowled out for 241, Skipper Jason Ox (90) leading the scoring supported by Will Wheeler (33), Toby Turner (28) and Luke Sullivan (27).  Hopes that this would be a defendable score quickly disappeared as the visitors made a very rapid start to their innings and the visitors passed their target in the 38th over for the loss of seven wickets, Ian Turnbull taking 2-37 and Ian Bryant 2-57.   

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Weekly report – 8th July 2018

With England playing their World Cup quarter final match in mid-afternoon on Saturday availability was even worse than in recent weeks but there was some consolation in that this also affected our opposition. The Club had two wins for our Saturday league sides.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier DivisionThe 1st XI entertained second placed Bentley 1st XI who batted first and surviving two difficult early chances the openers put on a century partnership paving the way to a final score of 294-8 in their 45 overs, Will Nolde taking 5-36. For the second week running Rayleigh lost four early wickets cheaply meaning the prospect of a heavy defeat looked inevitable but contributions from Luke Sullivan (35) and 2nd XI captain Chris Frost (78) gave the reply some respectability finishing on 215 in the 42nd over.

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Weekly report – 1st July 2018

With continuing poor availability expectations were not high this weekend but surprisingly there were four wins for our six Saturday league sides.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier DivisionThe 1st XI entertained Brookweald 1st XI in an important relegation match and batting first lost four early wickets for 40 but some good partnerships and quick running between skipper Jason Ox (110*), Luke Sullivan (40), Ian Turnbull (23) and Will Nolde took the total to 281-8.  At 146-6 after 30 overs the game looked beyond reach for the visitors but a big hitting 8th wicket partnership of 79 left the visitors needing just 30 off the last 4 overs. However, the last three batsmen were clean bowled in the 41st and 42nd overs to leave Rayleigh winners by 26 runs. Phil Everitt taking 3-30, Luke Sullivan 2-27 and Will Wheeler 2-48.

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Weekly report – 24th June 2018

Only one win for the five Saturday league sides who played but a welcome first win for the 1st XI.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI visited neighbours Rettendon 1st XI who batted first and were bowled out for 139, Ian Bryant taking 4-26 and Will Nolde 3-18.  Rayleigh passed the target for the loss of 4 wickets in the 25th over, Phil Everitt (74*) and Jason Ox (23*) leading the scoring and giving the team a much needed victory. However, with some of the teams above them winning as well they will need a more successful second half of the season to avoid relegation.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 1.  The 2nd XI entertained top of the table Great Baddow 1st XI who batted first and scored 265-10, Chris Frost taking 3-38 and Dan Frost 3-64. In a spirited reply a ninth wicket partnership of 94 between Richard Nolde (52*) and Chris Frost (46) nearly helped the 2nd XI to a victory. Dan Frost (41) also scored well during the Rayleigh reply but they were finally bowled out for 244 in the 44th over to lose by 21 runs. The Great Baddow players were amazed the 2nd XI were bottom as it had been by far the best game of the season they had played in.

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Weekly report – 17th June 2018

A slightly better week for the Club with two Saturday league sides winning but still no win for the 1st XI and three other losses and the Women’s XI losing too.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI visited unbeaten Springfield 1st XI who scored 276-6 in their 45 overs Will Wheeler taking 4-26.  This total proved well out of reach for the 1st XI who were bowled out for 155 in the 41st over, only Phil Everitt (44) mastering the bowling.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 1.  The 2nd XI entertained Springfield 2nd XI who batted first and scored 226-10, Ian Bryant taking 5-46.  Steven Lynch (57) and James Ellis (42) looked to have set Rayleigh on their way to victory but two run outs upset this progress and Rayleigh were bowled out for 184 in the 39th over.

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Weekly report – 10th June 2018

Continuing poor availability and an inability to score runs quickly enough cost the club dear again with one win and five defeats for the Saturday league sides. Highlight was an excellent victory for the Under 16 XI in their first ever Trevor Bailey Matchplay competition game.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI entertained Goresbrook 1st XI and batting first were bowled out for 147 in the 44th over, Andy Impey (43) and Will Nolde (31) leading the scoring. This total was never likely to be enough and the visitors passed their target for the loss of three wickets in the 33rd over, Ian Turnbull taking 2-35.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 1.  A very depleted 2nd XI travelled to high flying Great Totham 1st XI and batting first were bowled out for 127 in the 35th over, Darren Smith (41) and Luke Sullivan (20). The home side knocked off the necessary runs in the 20th over.

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Weekly report – 26th May 2018

A particularly disappointing week for the Club with 30 regular players unavailable and every Saturday league side losing and the women’s team losing their first League game too.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI entertained Rainham who batted first and started badly with 3 wickets down for 20 runs. However, the later batsmen recovered the situation well and the innings ended on 219-9.  Phil Everitt (56) gave the home side’s innings a good start but with some slow scoring thereafter the required run rate crept up. Ben Francis scored a rapid 37 and an eighth wicket stand of 50 between Ian Bryant (27) and Will Wheeler (23) appeared to give Rayleigh a chance of meeting their target but when they were both out the innings closed 17 runs short in the 44th over

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 1.  The 2nd XI travelled to top of the table Stock 1st XI who batted first and scored 225 all out, Jess Walker taking 4-40 and Dan Frost 4-48. Dan Frost (60) gave the 2nd XI a great start but had no support from anyone else and the innings fizzled out on 106 all out in the 24th over.

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