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.

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