Raynor returns to Middlesex

Middlesex have re-signed all-rounder Ollie Rayner on loan from Sussex for the rest of the season.

Rayner, 25, had a six-week loan spell at Lord’s earlier this year and was keen to return when the chance arose.

Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said: “Ollie fitted into the dressing room extremely well at the start of the season and the positive way he plays his cricket had a strong influence on the team.

“We are delighted to have him back and look forward to him carrying on from where he left off in May.”

Rayner is available for this weekend’s Clydesdale Bank 40 match against Derbyshire, but will not be able to play against Sussex at Lord’s later this month.