Category: News

Notice of AGM – 28th Nov 2018

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 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

secretary@rayleighcricketclub.org.uk

 

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 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 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 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 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.