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Ollie Rayner      

Full name Oliver Philip Rayner

Born November 1, 1985, Fallingbostel, Germany

Current age 30 years 330 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 115 149 25 2728 143* 22.00 5323 51.24 2 12 366 13 154 0
List A 56 38 18 486 61 24.30 527 92.22 0 1 51 7 31 0
Twenty20 71 43 16 343 41* 12.70 333 103.00 0 0 24 7 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 115 189 17550 8316 254 8/46 15/118 32.74 2.84 69.0 9 10 1
List A 56 51 2052 1783 47 4/35 4/35 37.93 5.21 43.6 2 0 0
Twenty20 71 69 1323 1620 41 5/18 5/18 39.51 7.34 32.2 0 1 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Sussex v Sri Lankans at Hove, May 18-21, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Middlesex v Yorkshire at Lord's, Sep 20-23, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells, Jun 4, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's, Aug 2, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sussex v Hampshire at Arundel, Jun 27, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Northamptonshire v Middlesex at Northampton, Aug 9, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
15*, 1/70, 0/32 Middlesex v Yorkshire Lord's 20 Sep 2016 FC
6, 1/62, 9*, 0/30 Middlesex v Lancashire Manchester 12 Sep 2016 FC
3/46, 0, 4/83 Middlesex v Notts Nottingham 6 Sep 2016 FC
12, 5/49, 1*, 2/42 Middlesex v Warwickshire Birmingham 31 Aug 2016 FC
4/17, 5, 5/85 Middlesex v Durham Lord's 13 Aug 2016 FC
2*, 0/14 Middlesex v Northants Northampton 9 Aug 2016 T20
1/52, 8, 3/72 Middlesex v Surrey Lord's 4 Aug 2016 FC
3, 1/15 Middlesex v Surrey Lord's 2 Aug 2016 LA
9*, 1/38 Middlesex v Essex Lord's 31 Jul 2016 LA
1/27 Middlesex v Gloucs Bristol 29 Jul 2016 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, 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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Sep 21, 2016

Ollie Rayner held a low catch in the slips, Middlesex v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Lord's, 2nd day, September 21, 2016

Ollie Rayner held a low catch in the slips

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Sep 2, 2016

Ollie Rayner is now one of county cricket's leading spinners, Warwickshire v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Division One, Edgbaston, September 2, 2016

Ollie Rayner is now one of county cricket's leading spinners

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Sep 2, 2016

Ollie Rayner picked up his sixth wicket of the match, Warwickshire v Middlesex, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 3rd day, September 2, 2016

Ollie Rayner picked up his sixth wicket of the match

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2006

NBC Denis Compton Award 2008

Country Fixtures Country Results
TBA v England XI at Fatullah
Oct 3, 2016
1st ODI: Bangladesh v England at Dhaka
Oct 7, 2016 (13:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
1st ODI: WI Women v Eng Wn at Florence Hall
Oct 8, 2016
2nd ODI: Bangladesh v England at Dhaka
Oct 9, 2016 (13:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
2nd ODI: WI Women v Eng Wn at Florence Hall
Oct 10, 2016
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