2011 Review

Ollie Rayner      

Full name Oliver Philip Rayner

Born November 1, 1985, Fallingbostel, Germany

Current age 29 years 276 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 98 128 21 2521 143* 23.56 4811 52.40 2 12 339 13 126 0
List A 47 33 16 440 61 25.88 477 92.24 0 1 49 6 21 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 98 161 14482 6912 200 8/46 15/118 34.56 2.86 72.4 5 7 1
List A 47 42 1554 1389 34 4/45 4/45 40.85 5.36 45.7 1 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 Northwood, Jul 11-14, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells, Jun 4, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Sussex v Middlesex at Hove, Aug 3, 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*, 0/29 Middlesex v Sussex Hove 3 Aug 2015 LA
24, 0/36 Middlesex v Hampshire Southampton 1 Aug 2015 LA
9, 4/45 Middlesex v Kent Radlett 31 Jul 2015 LA
3, 0/20 Middlesex v Lancashire Blackpool 29 Jul 2015 LA
4*, 1/39 Middlesex v Surrey Lord's 23 Jul 2015 T20
0/30 Middlesex v Essex Chelmsford 17 Jul 2015 T20
31, 1/20, 4*, 0/7 Middlesex v Somerset Northwood 11 Jul 2015 FC
1/29 Middlesex v Essex Richmond 10 Jul 2015 T20
5, 2/47 Middlesex v Notts Nottingham 5 Jul 2015 FC
1, 0/21 Middlesex v Surrey The Oval 3 Jul 2015 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 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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