|Full name||Oliver Philip Rayner|
1 November 1985 |
Walsrode, Soltau-Fallingbostel, Germany
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Bowling style||Right arm off break|
|Domestic team information|
|2011||Middlesex (on loan)|
|2011–present||Middlesex (squad no. 2)|
|FC debut||18 May 2006 Sussex v Sri Lankans|
|LA debut||4 June 2006 Sussex v Kent|
|Source: CricketArchive, 5 April 2015|
Rayner represented the Sussex first-team since 2006, having been an occasional part of the Second XI team since his debut in 2002.
Rayner hit a century in the first match of his first-class career, against the touring Sri Lankans, becoming the first Sussex player to do so for 86 years. In spite of this strong start, the beginning of his County Championship career was shaky, though he put in an occasional good spell with the ball.
Generally speaking, Rayner occupied the lower order, while working on the reliability and consistency of his batting.
Rayner joined Middlesex on loan for the start of the 2011 season until mid-May.
In August 2011, Rayner returned to Middlesex on loan for the remainder of the season.
Rayner, 25, hit 266 runs and took 11 wickets in eight County Championship games for Middlesex during 2011.
On 11 October the all-rounder signed on a three-year deal after he impressed with his previous two loan spells.
On 21 January 2014 Rayner was called up to the England Lions Squad for the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka. He replaced the injured Simon Kerrigan who would be monitored with views of him joining the squad later on in the tour if his condition improved.
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