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Ollie Rayner      

Full name Oliver Philip Rayner

Born November 1, 1985, Fallingbostel, Germany

Current age 29 years 244 days

Major teams England Lions, Marylebone Cricket Club, Sussex, Sussex 2nd XI, Sussex Cricket Board

Nickname Mervin, Rocket

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 5 in

Education St Bede's

Oliver Philip Rayner
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 96 125 20 2481 143* 23.62 4734 52.40 2 12 331 13 125 0
List A 43 29 15 402 61 28.71 414 97.10 0 1 45 6 18 0
Twenty20 62 38 14 323 41* 13.45 314 102.86 0 0 22 7 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 96 158 14311 6838 197 8/46 15/118 34.71 2.86 72.6 5 7 1
List A 43 38 1398 1259 30 3/31 3/31 41.96 5.40 46.6 0 0 0
Twenty20 62 60 1133 1388 34 5/18 5/18 40.82 7.35 33.3 0 1 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Sussex v Sri Lankans at Hove, May 18-21, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Middlesex v Hampshire at Lord's, Jun 28-Jul 1, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells, Jun 4, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Durham v Middlesex at Chester-le-Street, Aug 10, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sussex v Hampshire at Arundel, Jun 27, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's, Jul 2, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2*, 0/36 Middlesex v Sussex Lord's 2 Jul 2015 T20
0/4, 52, 3/44 Middlesex v Hampshire Lord's 28 Jun 2015 FC
5, 0/26 Middlesex v Somerset Uxbridge 26 Jun 2015 T20
25, 0/39, 0, 1/7 Middlesex v Worcs Uxbridge 21 Jun 2015 FC
1/36, 8 Middlesex v Hampshire Lord's 18 Jun 2015 T20
0/24 Middx 2nd XI v Smrst 2nd XI Northwood 15 Jun 2015 Other T20
43, 1/29 Middx 2nd XI v Smrst 2nd XI Northwood 15 Jun 2015 Other T20
2/23, 27* Middx 2nd XI v Glam 2nd XI Radlett 11 Jun 2015 Other T20
20, 1/19, 28, 2/52 Middlesex v Yorkshire Leeds 7 Jun 2015 FC
2/31, 3 Middlesex v Warwickshire Lord's 31 May 2015 FC
Profile

Ollie Rayner entered Middlesex folklore when he took the extraordinary figures of 15-118 in the match in the Championship victory over Surrey at The Oval in September 2013. It was a worthy reward for a cricketer who, on account of his solid offspin and very useful lower order batting, had been easy to label a journeyman. Born in Germany, Rayner is an extremely tall offspiner. He makes the best of his build with a high arm action but lacks genuine spin on the ball. After graduating from the Sussex and ECB academies Ollie Rayner signed a contract with Sussex in November 2005. Although primarily an offspinner, he became the first Sussex player since 1920 to score a century on debut when he scored 101 against the touring Sri Lankans in 2006. His main chance, though, came following the retirement of Mushtaq Ahmed in 2008 as he became the club's frontline spinner. By the end of the season he had done enough to earn a call-up to the England Performance Squad. That was, though, a high-point. His form tailed off in 2009 and his 2010 season was curtailed by the arrival of Monty Panesar at Hove. Rayner joined Middlesex on loan in 2011, prospering enough to be rewarded with a three-year deal. He performed admirably, but his exploits at The Oval did not prove a springboard to greater things. It earned him an England Lions call-up to Sri Lanka, but his bowling form subsided in 2014, when his five Championship wickets cost 119.20 apiece.

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May 4, 2015

Ollie Rayner appeal successfully for an lbw against Chris Rushworth, Middlesex v Durham, County Championship Division One, Lord's, 3rd day, May 4, 2015

Ollie Rayner appeal successfully for an lbw against Chris Rushworth

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Sep 5, 2013

Ollie Rayner celebrates as Surrey crumble, Surrey v Middlesex, County Championship, Division One, The Oval, 3rd day, September, 5, 2013

Ollie Rayner celebrates as Surrey crumble

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Sep 5, 2013

Ollie Rayner tore through Surrey for a second time, Surrey v Middlesex, County Championship, Division One, The Oval, 3rd day, September, 5, 2013

Ollie Rayner tore through Surrey for a second time

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2006

NBC Denis Compton Award 2008

Tournament Results
Somerset v Surrey at Lord's - Sep 17, 2011
Surrey won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Somerset v Durham at Taunton - Sep 4, 2011
Somerset won by 39 runs (D/L method)
Surrey v Sussex at The Oval - Sep 4, 2011
Surrey won by 71 runs
Hampshire v Scotland at Southampton - Aug 29, 2011
Hampshire won by 115 runs
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Aug 29, 2011
Derbyshire won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's - Aug 29, 2011
Middlesex won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Notts v Lancashire at Nottingham - Aug 29, 2011
Lancashire won by 2 runs
Somerset v Essex at Taunton - Aug 29, 2011
Somerset won by 40 runs
Surrey v Durham at The Oval - Aug 29, 2011
Durham won by 36 runs
Unicorns v Glamorgan at Wormsley - Aug 29, 2011
Unicorns won by 8 runs
Warwickshire v Northants at Birmingham - Aug 29, 2011
Northants won by 5 wickets (with 52 balls remaining)
Yorkshire v Worcs at Leeds - Aug 29, 2011
Yorkshire won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
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