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.  

 

 

 

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