Ollie Rayner      

Full name Oliver Philip Rayner

Born November 1, 1985, Fallingbostel, Germany

Current age 30 years 212 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 105 138 22 2660 143* 22.93 5120 51.95 2 12 359 13 139 0
List A 50 34 16 448 61 24.88 492 91.05 0 1 49 6 25 0
Twenty20 66 40 15 328 41* 13.12 317 103.47 0 0 23 7 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 105 171 15576 7400 216 8/46 15/118 34.25 2.85 72.1 6 8 1
List A 50 45 1734 1537 41 4/35 4/35 37.48 5.31 42.2 2 0 0
Twenty20 66 64 1229 1507 36 5/18 5/18 41.86 7.35 34.1 0 1 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Sussex v Sri Lankans at Hove, May 18-21, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's, May 22-25, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells, Jun 4, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Middlesex v Glamorgan at Lord's, Aug 17, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sussex v Hampshire at Arundel, Jun 27, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's, Jul 23, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
34, 0/2, 1/5 Middx 2nd XI v MCC YC Radlett 25 Apr 2016 Other
1/19 Middx 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI Radlett 21 Apr 2016 Other T20
0/20 Middx 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI Radlett 21 Apr 2016 Other T20
73, 0/0, 47, 0/13 Middx 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI Radlett 18 Apr 2016 Other
11, 0/68, 0 Middlesex v Worcs Worcester 22 Sep 2015 FC
24, 3/75, 21* Middlesex v Warwickshire Birmingham 1 Sep 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, 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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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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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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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2006

NBC Denis Compton Award 2008

Country Fixtures Country Results
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Match drawn
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Match drawn
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Sussex won by 10 wickets
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 341 Kent 117/2 (44 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 467/3d Hampshire 131 & 100/4 (37 ov) (f/o)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 439 & 151/5 (38.2 ov) Gloucs 364/6d
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 308 & 236 Lancashire 196 & 41/1 (23.2 ov, target 349)
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