Friday 1 August 2008 

Ollie Rayner Is Sussex&#39s Player Of The Month

SCCC is today pleased to announce that the Emirates sponsored Player of the Month award for July, as voted by the fans of Sussex County Cricket Club, goes to 22 year old Ollie Rayner.

Ollie burst on to the first class scene in 2006, scoring a magnificent 101 against the touring Sri Lankans, but earned his playing contract predominantly for his ability with the ball.

Due to Mushtaq Ahmed’s knee injury, Ollie has experienced an extended run in the first team and has pounced upon the chance, bowling with aggression and control.

In a month that has seen little Cricket for Sussex, standout performances in both innings of the successful LV County Championship meeting with Hampshire at Arundel saw Ollie emerge as the Emirates sponsored Player of the Month. Ollie returned match figures of 7 for 80, including career best figures of 5 for 49 in the second innings.

This month’s award will be presented at the NatWest Pro40 encounter with Worcestershire Royals at Horsham on Sunday 3rd August, which is part of the EMCEL Horsham Festival of Cricket.

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