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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

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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

Middlesex v Sussex, Lord's, 2nd day

Prior controversy overshadows Middlesex's day

Jun 6, 2013: Sussex's unbeaten start to the County Championship looks to be coming to an end in rather bitter fashion

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Lord's

Nottinghamshire v Middlesex, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Rayner gives Middlesex hope

May 11, 2012: Ollie Rayner's debut as a first-class cricketer brought with it membership of a fairly exclusive club when he made a century against the touring Sri Lankans at Hove in May 2006. Now he can proudly wear the metaphorical tie of another after completing his

Jon Culley at Trent Bridge

County news

Dalrymple parts ways with Middlesex

Oct 11, 2011: Jamie Dalrymple's return to Middlesex has proved short-lived as he and the county have chosen to part ways

ESPNcricinfo staff

Leicestershire v Middlesex, Grace Road, 4th day

Middlesex clinch Second Division title

Sep 15, 2011: Middlesex clinched the Second Division title with a five-wicket win over rock-bottom Leicestershire at Grace Road

Northamptonshire v Middlesex, Northampton, 3rd day

Malan ton puts Middlesex in charge

Aug 25, 2011: Dawid Malan struck a brilliant century as Middlesex took control on the third day of their top-of-the-table clash against Northamptonshire

Sussex v Hampshire, Hove, 2nd day

Rayner gives Sussex slim advantage

Jul 12, 2011: Ollie Rayner's carefully measured half-century gave Sussex a small but important first-innings advantage over Hampshire

Sussex v Somerset, Friends Life t20, Hove

Rayner's five sink Somerset

Jun 14, 2011: Sussex Sharks offspinner Ollie Rayner took 5 for 18, the third best Twenty20 bowling figures in the county's history

Gloucestershire v Middlesex, Bristol, 3rd day

Gloucestershire fight to set up tight finish

May 6, 2011: Ian Cockbain made a career-best 72 as Gloucestershire kept themselves in with a chance of stopping Division Two leaders Middlesex registering a fourth successive win

Derbyshire v Middlesex, Derby, 3rd day

Berg and Rayner seal Middlesex chase

Apr 23, 2011: Middlesex continued their impressive start to the season when half-centuries from Gareth Berg and Ollie Rayner carried them to a thrilling three-wicket victory at Derby

County news

Rayner joins Middlesex on loan

Feb 3, 2011: The Sussex offspinner Ollie Rayner has joined Middlesex on loan for the start of the 2011 domestic season

ESPNcricinfo staff

Surrey v Sussex, Guildford, 2nd day

Weather wrecks Surrey's hopes

Aug 10, 2010: Surrey's hopes of putting County Championship Division Two leaders Sussex under pressure were frustrated by the weather at Guildford

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