Ollie Rayner      

Full name Oliver Philip Rayner

Born November 1, 1985, Fallingbostel, Germany

Current age 29 years 242 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 95 124 20 2429 143* 23.35 4585 52.97 2 11 327 13 123 0
List A 43 29 15 402 61 28.71 414 97.10 0 1 45 6 18 0
Twenty20 61 37 13 321 41* 13.37 312 102.88 0 0 22 7 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 95 156 14149 6790 194 8/46 15/118 35.00 2.87 72.9 5 7 1
List A 43 38 1398 1259 30 3/31 3/31 41.96 5.40 46.6 0 0 0
Twenty20 61 59 1109 1352 34 5/18 5/18 39.76 7.31 32.6 0 1 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Sussex v Sri Lankans at Hove, May 18-21, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Middlesex v Worcestershire at Uxbridge, Jun 21-24, 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 Somerset at Uxbridge, Jun 26, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
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
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

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street - Jun 28-Jul 1
Yorkshire 557/6d Durham 208 & 244/4 (70 ov) (f/o)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Lord's - Jun 28-Jul 1
Hampshire 176 & 195/7 (84 ov) Middlesex 330
Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Jun 28-Jul 1
Sussex 601/6d Warwickshire 367/5 (122 ov)
Lancashire v Northants at Manchester - Jun 29-Jul 2
Northants 438 Lancashire 257/4 (79 ov)
Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jun 29-Jul 2
Notts 240 & 115/3 (38 ov) Worcs 283
Varsity Match: Cambridge U v Oxford Uni at Cambridge - Jun 30-Jul 3
Oxford Uni 156 Cambridge U 99/3 (48 ov)
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford
Jul 1-4, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Surrey v Gloucs at The Oval
Jul 1, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
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