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Ollie Rayner      

Full name Oliver Philip Rayner

Born November 1, 1985, Fallingbostel, Germany

Current age 30 years 243 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 107 138 22 2660 143* 22.93 5120 51.95 2 12 359 13 141 0
List A 52 35 17 469 61 26.05 506 92.68 0 1 50 7 28 0
Twenty20 67 41 15 341 41* 13.11 330 103.33 0 0 24 7 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 107 174 15851 7537 222 8/46 15/118 33.95 2.85 71.4 7 8 1
List A 52 47 1854 1644 42 4/35 4/35 39.14 5.32 44.1 2 0 0
Twenty20 67 65 1253 1530 39 5/18 5/18 39.23 7.32 32.1 0 1 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Sussex v Sri Lankans at Hove, May 18-21, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Middlesex v Lancashire at Lord's, Jun 26-29, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells, Jun 4, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Glamorgan v Middlesex at Cardiff, Jun 14, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sussex v Hampshire at Arundel, Jun 27, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jun 17, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4/120 Middlesex v Lancashire Lord's 26 Jun 2016 FC
3/23, 13 Middlesex v Surrey The Oval 17 Jun 2016 T20
21*, 0/44 Middlesex v Glamorgan Cardiff 14 Jun 2016 LA
1/63 Middlesex v Gloucs Bristol 8 Jun 2016 LA
0/43, 12 Middx 2nd XI v Surr 2nd XI Sunbury-on-Thames 2 Jun 2016 Other OD
1/3, 1/14 Middlesex v Hampshire Northwood 29 May 2016 FC
2/75, 26, 4/56 Middlesex v Somerset Lord's 22 May 2016 FC
6, 6/79, 0/12 Middlesex v Surrey The Oval 15 May 2016 FC
1/64 Middlesex v Notts Lord's 8 May 2016 FC
1/19, 7 Middx 2nd XI v MCC YC Radlett 28 Apr 2016 Other OD
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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Jun 27, 2016

Ollie Rayner celebrates one of his four wickets, Middlesex v Lancashire, County Championship, Division One, Lord's, 2nd day, June 27, 2016

Ollie Rayner celebrates one of his four wickets

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May 16, 2016

Adam Voges and Ollie Rayner celebrate the wicket of Kumar Sangakkara, Surrey v Middlesex, County Championship, Division One, Kia Oval, 2nd day, May 16, 2016

Adam Voges and Ollie Rayner celebrate the wicket of Kumar Sangakkara

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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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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2006

NBC Denis Compton Award 2008

Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds - Jul 1, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Manchester - Jun 28, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 33 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - Jun 24, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 20, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 46 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 17, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
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