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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 16th July

Five wins and one narrow defeat for the Saturday League sides and a very successful Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festival on Friday evening.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI hosted Old Chelmsfordians 1st XI and batting first scored 232-8, Ben Francis (62), Jason Ox (50*) and Phil Everitt (32) leading the scoring. The visitors were behind the required run rate for most of their innings, which ended 70 runs short on 162, Ian Bryant taking 5-22 and Ian Turnbull 2-36. This result leaves the team in the relegation zone but now only 4 points behind Great Baddow and six behind Canvey Island.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI visited Little Waltham 1st XI, who batted first and were bowled out for 183, Richard Abley taking 3-16, Lee Brown 3-23 and Dan Frost 3-30. Callum Ginbey (96) led the Rayleigh reply and the visitors passed their target for the loss of 3 wickets in the 31st over.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. Billericay St John’s were the visitors to the 3rd XI and batting first were bowled out for 163, Steve Adams 3-8, Will Wheeler 2-10 and Elliot Ward 2-39.  Steve Adams completed a day to remember scoring 88 and supported by Toby Turner (25) and Adam Sullivan (21) the 3rd XI won by 5 wickets.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI travelled to Southend to play Old Southendians and batting first scored 140-9, only Steve Gosling (36) mastering the bowling. The home side also struggled to score and with Nick Green taking 4-36 and Jai Patel 3-33 the finish was always likely to be tight. The home side had only one wicket left and still needed 10 runs to win but the last pair held out to spoil the cherished clean sweep of victories for the Club.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8.  The 5th XI entertained top of the Division South Woodham Ferrers 2nd XI, and batting first scored 183-7. This score was founded on 39 from Matt Verrinder and Steve Rothon, who continued his excellent recent form scoring an unbeaten 82. He also shared an unbeaten partnership of 59 with Sam Levett for the 8th wicket. Tight bowling by Aby Jose (4-43) and Mihir Patel (3-21) restricted the visitors to all out score of 158 to give Rayleigh victory by 25 runs.  

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. The 6th XI travelled to Margaretting to play Galleywood 3rd XI who batted first and scored 175-5 in their 40 overs, Gary Bush taking 2-42. Phil Wolff rolled back the years scoring 100 not out and supported by Dave Turner (29) led the team to victory by 6 wickets.  

Friendly match. The 7th XI travelled to Hatfield Peverel to play Great Waltham 3rd XI who batted first and scored 227-5 in their 40 overs, Kuldeep Paik taking 3-26. The 7th XI were bowled out for 96, Jack Andrews (34).

The weekend had a marvellous start when the Club hosted a Women’s Soft Ball Cricket Festival sponsored by the ECB and Essex County Cricket Board.  Approximately 100 women and girls attended and played three friendly games on four pitches spread around the outfield. The standard of play was excellent even though quite a number had never played cricket before but hopefully some of them will come to play cricket next year in the Essex Women’s Leagues.

In addition to the cricket there were other entertainments including a Bouncy Castle, Bucking Bronco, Sumo Wrestling and Water Slide followed by a live band to end the evening. Everyone who came seemed to enjoy the evening and thanks to all the people who organised the event and who were supported by excellent catering and bar staff. A brilliant evening.

 

 

Report of week ending 2 July

A better weekend with five wins and one defeat for the Saturday League sides.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI travelled to bottom of the table High Roding 1st XI and batting first totalled 243-7, Jason Ox (69) and Phil Everitt (45) leading the scoring. In reply High Roding scored 195-8, Matt Gilmore 3-29, Luke Sullivan 2-34 and Ian Turnbull 2-46 being the pick of the bowlers. 

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI hosted a below strength Eastwood 1st XI and bowled them out for 102, Richard Abley taking 5-24. Rayleigh passed the target for the loss of 5 wickets in the 32nd over, Jess Walker (26*).  

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI visited league leaders Navestock, who batting first scored 217-9, Will Wheeler taking 4-15 and Elliot Ward 3-60. This total proved well beyond the 3rd XI's reach against accurate bowling and they were bowled out for 92, Colin Mayor (20).

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. Bottom of the table Burnham Sports 2nd XI were the visitors to the 4th XI and electing to bat first were bowled out for 77, Tom Godfrey 3-3 and Jai Patel 3-17 doing the damage. Steve Gosling (34*) and Neil Noble (27*) steered the team to a nine wicket victory.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8.  The 5th XI travelled to Blackmore to play Willow Herbs 2nd XI also bottom of this Division and also electing to bat first. They were bowled for 60, Sam Levett taking 5-5, Jamie Coleman 2-2 and Mihir Patel 2-17. Rayleigh passed this target without loss in 8.2 overs, Phil Hammond scoring 53 in double quick time.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. The 6th XI entertained Hornchurch Athletic 4th XI, and batting first scored 224-7 in their 40 overs, Simon Harwood (85) and Steve Rothon (70), The visitors were bowled out for 80, Lee Harding taking 4-28, Sam Lowe 3-9 and Tom Lopez 2-22.

Beaumont Seymour Women & Girls Cricket League.  Maldon scored 46-5, Kelly Castle taking 3-2. In reply Rayleigh scored 47-0, Rebecca Holyoak (26*).

 

Friendly fixture. The 7th XI went to Chelmer Park to play Chelmsford 6th XI and bowled the hosts out for 123, Harry Bailey taking 5-13, Ben Wheeler 2-12 and Danny Williams 2-15.  Mark Wheeler (22), Elliot Davies (25), Jack Andrews (27) and Lee Andrews (22*) all chipped in to give the 7s victory by 4 wickets.

 

Peters Cup U15 County Semi-final.   Rayleigh entertained a strong Colchester side who batted first scored 138-3 in their 20 overs. Against accurate bowling Rayleigh were always behind the required run rate and the innings closed on 104-9, Jess Walker (35) top scoring.  

 

 

 

Report of week ending 9 July

Three wins and three losses for the Saturday League sides.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI travelled to high flying Springfield 1st XI who batted first and scored 229-8, Ian Turnbull taking 4-38. The Rayleigh innings started disastrously scoring only 27 runs for the loss of 5 wickets against some fine bowling by Rob Wickham (5-26). Some big hitting by Joel Barnett (66) supported by Ian Turnbull for a seventh wicket partnership of 54 followed by sensible batting between Ian and Matt Gilmore left the 1st XI requiring 80 runs from the last 18 overs and a glimmer of hope of a miraculous escape but when Matt was out the remaining wickets fell quickly to fall short by 79 runs.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI hosted Havering-atte-Bower 1st XI who won the toss and inserted the home side who took full advantage of this decision and scored 235 all out, Kalpesh Patel (47), Dan Frost (45) and Craig Baird (38) top scoring. They then bowled Havering out for 140, Trevor Nunn taking 4-37 and Richard Abley 2-37 to give 2nd XI victory by 95 runs.   

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI visited Little Waltham 2nd XI and batting first amassed 284-9 with Colin Mayor (34) and Daryl Ox (32) leading the scoring supported by everyone else including 51 extras. They bowled the hosts out for 169, James Wratten taking 4-40 and Elliot Ward 2-21.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI hosted Woodham Mortimer 2nd XI and electing to bat first scored 215-7, John Wright (54), Matthew Bumpus (37) and Mark Bailey (29). The visitors knocked off the required runs in the 43rd over for the loss of 3 wickets.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8.  The 5th XI travelled to play Chignal and batting first scored 168 all out, Phil Hammond (51) and Matt Verrinder (36). After a poor start to their innings, the home side passed this score for the loss of 8 wickets, Sabu Sarasan taking 5-20 and David Hall 2-49.  

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. The 6th XI entertained top of the Division St John’s Billericay 2nd XI, who batted first and were 86-8 but an unbeaten ninth wicket partnership of 77 took their score to respectable 163, Lee Harding taking 4-29, Gary Bush 2-16 and Sam Lowe 2-44. In reply Alan Brown (53*), Steve Rothon (40), Simon Harwood (25) and Jon Chase (25*) steered Rayleigh to a six wicket victory in the 35th over.  

Beaumont Seymour Women & Girls Cricket League.  Kelvedon & Feering were due to visit Rayleigh but were unable to raise a team so forfeit the match.

 

 

Report of week ending 25th June

One win and five defeats for the Saturday League sides.

T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division.  The 1st XI entertained Goresbrook 1st XI and batting first were bowled out for 151 in the 40th over. Jason Ox (78) held the innings together but no one else was able to stay with him to build a defensible target and the situation was not improved as Jon Cook had to retire hurt when a ball went through the visor on his helmet and broke his nose. The visitors were always up with the run rate and they won by 6 wickets in the 35th of their permitted 50 overs, Will Nolde taking 2-19.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2.  The 2nd XI travelled to top of the table Great Waltham 1st XI and were bowled out for 106, which target the hosts passed in the 19th over for the loss of 1 wicket.  

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI hosted Rainham 2nd XI and batting first scored 212-7, Toby Turner (64) and Darren Smith (49) leading the scoring. They then bowled out Rainham for 170, Nick Green taking 3-35 and Mark Stratton 2-7.   

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI visited top of the table Galleywood 2nd XI and bowled them out for 161, Sam Norman taking 4-53, Jai Patel 2-22 and Richard Mantell 2-28. In reply Rayleigh finished agonisingly 1 run short on 160-9, Tony Catling (40*), Neil Noble (35) and Richard Verrinder (31) top scoring.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8.  Canvey Island 2nd XI were the visitors to a depleted 5th XI and batting first were bowled out for 151, Gary Bush, David Hall and Andy James all taking 3 wickets. This low target proved beyond the 5th XI who ended on 51 all out with only Phil Hammond (26) making any impression on the bowling.

T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. A relatively inexperienced 6th XI went to Bentley to play their 4th XI, who batted first and scored 178-6 in their 40 overs, Lee Harding taking 2-24 and Sam Lowe 2-39. The 6th XI put up a spirited reply with Paul Cox (50) scoring a maiden half century aided by Sam Lowe (29) and Billy Thirkettle (28) to finish 18 runs short of victory.

 

Beaumont Seymour Women & Girls Cricket League.  Old Chelmsfordians scored 97-8, Rebecca Holyoak taking 3-18 and Emilia Krise taking 2-28. In reply Rayleigh scored 101-3, Rebecca Holyoak (25*) and Sophie Lennox (25*).

 

South Essex District Cricket Board Under 15 West League.  Rayleigh Dragons played Benfleet who batted first and were bowled out for 96, Will Wheeler taking 5-10 off 4 overs.Rayleigh passed this score for the loss of 4 wickets, Toby Turner (35*) and Jess Walker (21).

 

South Essex District Cricket Board Under 15 East League.  Rayleigh Wyverns 94-4, Sam Skillett (36*) and Matthew Bumpus (30). Leigh on Sea 96-1. Leigh won by 9 wickets.

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South Essex District Cricket Board Under 15 East League. Rankins 151-2. Rayleigh Eagles 54-10 Will Wheeler 23. Rankins won by 97 runs.

 

South Essex District Cricket Board Under 11 East League. Hadleigh 302-3 net 287. Rayleigh Eagles 266-5 net 241.  Hadleigh won by 46 runs.

 

 

 

 

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