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Middlesex v Durham, Specsavers Championship Division Two, Chester-le-Street

Middlesex spoil Collingwood's emotional farewell

Sep 26, 2018: Paul Collingwood's final bow did not end in the victory Durham looked capable of producing, but his effect on the county will not be easily forgotten

ECB Reporters Network

Hampshire v Yorkshire, Specsavers Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl

Rayner's search for form gives Hampshire hope

Jun 22, 2018: Ollie Rayner was loaned out by Middlesex after a poor season, but two wickets suggested he might yet lighten Hampshire's spin crisis

ECB Reporters Network

County news

Rayner answers Hampshire's spin crisis

Jun 19, 2018: Ollie Rayner has a chance to discover some form after losing his Middlesex place to Ravi Patel

George Dobell

County diary

'Is it Phillip Schofield?' - The enduring mystery of James Anderson's silver-fox barnet

May 8, 2018: News from around the circuit, including a 'Charmed' visit to Edgbaston, and the man whose drop kick-started Jonathan Trott's career

Paul Bolton

Middlesex v Yorkshire, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Lord's, Day 3

Murtagh puts seal on crushing Middlesex win

Jun 21, 2017: On the day of the summer solstice, the reigning county champions have their first victory of summer. Yorkshire were not defeated so much as eviscerated

Tim Wigmore at Lord's

Middlesex v Essex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Lord's, 4th day

Bad light denies dominant Middlesex victory

Apr 24, 2017: Middlesex were frustrated by a combination of bad light and lower-order resistance as Essex clung on for a draw in the Specsavers County Championship at Lord's

ECB Reporters Network

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 2nd unofficial Test, Dambulla, 3rd day

Lions face final-day battle for survival after Rayner's marathon

Feb 25, 2017: England Lions face a long battle for survival on the final day in Dambulla as Sri Lanka A seek a victory that would tie the series, but all Ollie Rayner wanted was a long night's sleep

ECB Reporters Network

England in Bangladesh 2016-17

Anderson injury offers England room for manoeuvre

Oct 31, 2016: Despite being the leading English-qualified spinner in the 2016 season there was no place for Jack Leach in England's touring squad but there remains a chance that could change

George Dobell

Warwickshire v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Middx seize initiative after Westwood run-out

Sep 1, 2016: Ian Westwood's controversial run-out changed the course of the day, perhaps the match and may yet be seen as a critical moment in the destiny of this season's Championship

Jon Culley at Edgbaston

Middlesex v Durham, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Lord's, 3rd day

Rayner the toast of overdue Lord's win

Aug 15, 2016: When Graham Onions chipped Ollie Rayner to midwicket, Middlesex were able to toast their first Championship victory at Lord's this season

Tim Wigmore at Lord's

Middlesex v Durham, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Lord's, 1st day

Rayner and Franklin take command for Middlesex

Aug 13, 2016: James Franklin and Ollie Rayner made for an unlikely pair of destroyers. But together they turned the game, as Durham's 74 for 0 became 74 for 4 in 17 crushing deliveries

Tim Wigmore at Lord's

Is the County Championship anti-spin?

Oct 7, 2015: England's slow-bowling cupboard looks bare because of the tournament's spinner-unfriendly pitches and its sapping and lopsided schedule

Rob Steen

Middlesex v Kent, Royal London Cup, Group B, Radlett

Gubbins and Rayner shine in all-round success

Jul 31, 2015: Middlesex produced an excellent all-round performance to beat Kent by 87 runs at Radlett and pick up their first victory in this year's Royal London Cup


Middlesex v Hampshire, LV= Championship Division One, Lord's, 3rd day

No mystery but Hants still stumped by Rayner

Jun 30, 2015: Ollie Rayner picked up three wickets to go with a half-century as Middlesex closed in on victory at Lord's

Tim Wigmore

England Lions in Sri Lanka 2013-14

Rayner called up to Lions squad

Jan 21, 2014: Ollie Rayner, the Middlesex spinner, has been officially added to the England Lions touring party, with Simon Kerrigan unable to travel to Sri Lanka due to a back injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

England Lions in Sri Lanka 2013-14

Kerrigan in doubt for Lions tour

Jan 15, 2014: Middlesex's offspinning allrounder Ollie Rayner has been put on standby for the England Lions tour of Sri Lanka after concerns emerged about Simon Kerrigan's fitness

George Dobell

Surrey v Middlesex, The Oval, 3rd day

Pitch perfect Rayner destroys Surrey

Sep 5, 2013: The similarities between Ollie Rayner and Jim Laker are not, at first glance, obvious but on the ground that England's greatest offspinner called home for many years, Rayner produced a more than passable impression.

George Dobell at The Oval

Surrey v Middlesex, The Oval, 2nd day

Rayner's feasts on feeble Surrey

Sep 4, 2013: It may have come too late to revive Middlesex's title prospects, but Ollie Rayner's career-best haul could well have hammered a nail in the coffin of Surrey's Division One survival hopes.

George Dobell at The Oval

Derbyshire v Middlesex, Derby, 3rd day

Rayner's five keeps Middlesex clinging on

Aug 22, 2013: After bloodying the noses of Sussex two weeks ago, Derbyshire have the chance to ruin the hopes of another Championship challenger as they enter the final day of their clash with Middlesex needing eight wickets

Vithushan Ehantharajah in Derby

Middlesex v Sussex, Lord's, 3rd day

Rayner finally comes to the fore

Jun 7, 2013: After a difficult time at Sussex, Ollie Rayner claimed a maiden five-wicket haul for his new county, Middlesex, to put them on course for victory at Lord's

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Lord's
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