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.