Ollie Rayner      

Full name Oliver Philip Rayner

Born November 1, 1985, Fallingbostel, Germany

Current age 29 years 205 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 92 119 20 2353 143* 23.76 4439 53.00 2 11 314 13 114 0
List A 43 29 15 402 61 28.71 414 97.10 0 1 45 6 18 0
Twenty20 59 35 13 308 41* 14.00 299 103.01 0 0 21 7 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 92 151 13897 6642 188 8/46 15/118 35.32 2.86 73.9 5 7 1
List A 43 38 1398 1259 30 3/31 3/31 41.96 5.40 46.6 0 0 0
Twenty20 59 57 1061 1290 33 5/18 5/18 39.09 7.29 32.1 0 1 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Sussex v Sri Lankans at Hove, May 18-21, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton, May 17-20, 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 Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/72, 29, 1/14 Middlesex v Hampshire Southampton 17 May 2015 FC
17, 2/5, 23, 1/15 Middlesex v Sussex Hove 10 May 2015 FC
16, 1/51, 0 Middlesex v Durham Lord's 2 May 2015 FC
0/61, 0, 3/90 Middlesex v Somerset Taunton 26 Apr 2015 FC
1/65, 58, 0/27, 17 Middx 2nd XI v Worcs 2nd XI Worcester 21 Apr 2015 Other
0/72, 28, 4/35, 34* Middx 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Radlett 14 Apr 2015 Other
16, 0/29 Middlesex v MCC YC Abu Dhabi 20 Mar 2015 Other T20
13, 1/31 Middlesex v Yorkshire Abu Dhabi 19 Mar 2015 Other T20
7, 0/22 Middlesex v MCC YC Abu Dhabi 19 Mar 2015 Other T20
35*, 2/26 Middlesex v MCC Uni Abu Dhabi 18 Mar 2015 Other T20
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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NBC Denis Compton Award 2006

NBC Denis Compton Award 2008

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