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Ollie Rayner      

Full name Oliver Philip Rayner

Born November 1, 1985, Fallingbostel, Germany

Current age 30 years 103 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 102 136 22 2628 143* 23.05 5030 52.24 2 12 355 13 136 0
List A 50 34 16 448 61 24.88 492 91.05 0 1 49 6 25 0
Twenty20 66 40 15 328 41* 13.12 317 103.47 0 0 23 7 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 102 166 14881 7114 203 8/46 15/118 35.04 2.86 73.3 5 7 1
List A 50 45 1734 1537 41 4/35 4/35 37.48 5.31 42.2 2 0 0
Twenty20 66 64 1229 1507 36 5/18 5/18 41.86 7.35 34.1 0 1 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Sussex v Sri Lankans at Hove, May 18-21, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Worcestershire v Middlesex at Worcester, Sep 22-24, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells, Jun 4, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Middlesex v Glamorgan at Lord's, Aug 17, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sussex v Hampshire at Arundel, Jun 27, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's, Jul 23, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11, 0/68, 0 Middlesex v Worcs Worcester 22 Sep 2015 FC
24, 3/75, 21* Middlesex v Warwickshire Birmingham 1 Sep 2015 FC
6, 0, 0/1 Middlesex v Durham Chester-le-Street 21 Aug 2015 FC
2/62 Middlesex v Glamorgan Lord's 17 Aug 2015 LA
28, 0/34, 17, 0/24 Middlesex v Sussex Lord's 7 Aug 2015 FC
4/35, 8 Middlesex v Notts Lord's 6 Aug 2015 LA
1/51 Middlesex v Essex Colchester 5 Aug 2015 LA
2*, 0/29 Middlesex v Sussex Hove 3 Aug 2015 LA
24, 0/36 Middlesex v Hampshire Southampton 1 Aug 2015 LA
9, 4/45 Middlesex v Kent Radlett 31 Jul 2015 LA
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, achieves good economy, 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 successive longer-term contracts. He performed admirably, but his exploits at The Oval did not prove a springboard to greater things, other than an England Lions call-up to Sri Lanka. His bowling form subsided in 2014, when his five Championship wickets cost 119.20 apiece, although he put in a depndable stint the following year in a holding role which he freely admitted was "not sexy". The simple truth, he observed, was that all an England spinner could do with so many Championship fixtures in early and later season was to hang in there in the hope of a few matches in dryer weather.

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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

Country Fixtures Country Results
5th Place Play-off: England U19 v Pakistan U19 at Fatullah - Feb 12
Pakistan U19 won by 7 wickets (with 41 balls remaining)
2nd ODI: SA Women v Eng Women at Centurion - Feb 12
Eng Women 262/9 SA Women 154/3 (38.1/50 ov)
4th ODI: South Africa v England at Johannesburg - Feb 12
England 183/6 (37.3/50 ov)
5th ODI: South Africa v England at Cape Town
Feb 14, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
3rd ODI: SA Women v Eng Women at Johannesburg
Feb 14, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
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