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WHAT'S GOING ON?

NETS 2019 - AT TAVERHAM HALL
Sunday 24th February 14.30-16.30
Sunday 10th March 14.30-16.30
Sunday 24th March 14.00-1700
Sunday 7th April 14.00-17.00
Sunday 14th April 14.30-16.30


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ALLIANCE CRICKET STATUS GRANTED AT OLD CATTON REC FOR THE 2018 SEASON!
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Local co-operation and financial support for the installation of new fencing to site the new sight screens for Old Catton CC have now been completed and the fencing erected at the Recreation Ground off Church Street. This is in readiness for the upcoming cricket season which celebrates the Clubs 150th anniversary. This is one of the final pieces in the jigsaw puzzle enabling the Club's first team to return to play league cricket in the Norfolk Cricket Alliance at this venue. 

The Club wishes to thank the Old Catton Parish Council for their support in achieving this and Parish Council members are pictured here with Paul Prime, opening the gates for the first time in readiness for the sight screens which are due to arrive on Friday 6 April 2018.

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WELCOME

Welcome to the Old Catton Cricket Club website.

We are a growing club that plays its cricket in the traditional way, with enjoyment, commitment and in a family atmosphere.

We have 3 teams that play League cricket on a Saturday. The 1st XI  play their cricket in the Norfolk Alliance Division 5, the A XI in Norfolk League Division 3E and the B XI in Norfolk League Division 4W.

In 2018 the Club will continue to play competitive cricket on Sundays, having entered the Mid Norfolk Sunday League. The club will continue to play some friendlies on Sundays through the season for those who wish to only play non competitive cricket.

Our Junior coaching will recommence in May 2018 though keep a look out for our Winter net sessions to be announced. All boys and girls aged from 9 to 14 are welcome to come along.

Lastly, the club are always open to new players, young and old who want to play cricket in a friendly atmosphere. Please use the contact form on this website or pop along to a match one weekend and say hello.

OCCC Committee
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BAZ EYE VIEW

Pre-Chistmas View 2018.

 

The Club held their AGM on the 24th November - there seemed more people there than there was, but that was probably Mambrose. Anyway, there was as many as were at the Last Supper. The Captains expressed their satisfaction, with all 4 sides having a good season: 1st in 4th place, A's promoted, B's higher than last year and Sunday side champions.

We welcome Gary Foreman, player and sponsor, onto the Committee, and are pleased he will be taking on the position of Child Welfare Officer. Thanks to Tree for his work as CWO for the last few years. Barry Clemitson dons the mantle of  the newly named (By NCL) Social Media Liaison Officer, which means he's the bloke what puts stuff on the NCL Facebook page, in his nicest words of course.

The Club remains in a stable financial position, thanks to collection of match fees, subs, fund-raising and sponsorship, having bought the sightscreens for the Old Catton ground this last season. We have plans to provide a score-hut to keep the scorers out of the rain this coming season - and locks to keep them in, ha! ha!. We also plan to make a suitable barrier/s to prevent cricket balls getting lost in the hedge/s, plus a cricket mat for training.

Several of our juniors from last year made it into the adult sides this season and made their marks. We are confident there will be further additions for 2019, although we are always looking for adults to strengthen the sides.

As I have already reported, we had a really great 150th Anniversary Party at the Holiday Inn in October, and we intend the fun to go on. What better than to turn up for our fun-filled Christmas Quiz, to be held as usual at The Whalebone on Thursday December 27th at 7pm, where Greg, ably assisted by Tracey will manfully give out the questions, to be followed by a raffle. All are welcome.

Thank you to all the players, sponsors and VPs who contributed to this especially important year and to the success of the Club.

In the meantime, enjoy the festive season and on behalf of the Club, I wish you all a Very Happy Christmas.

 

Barry Prime, Chairman OCCC.

 

 


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The 2018 Junior season was a good season seeing an increase in junior numbers, and a good intensity during training sessions. The new connection that we have made with Crusaders RUFC has made training sessions flow smoothly and the new numbers are very promising, of course new members are always welcome.

Looking towards the 2019 season we are training on Tuesdays and Fridays at Catton Rec 18:00-19:30.We have 3 coaches again this season which will allow me to focus on specific areas of improvement and more one on one coaching. This will allow our young aspiring cricketers to becoming the best players that they can be and in turn enjoy the game more.

If anyone is interested in playing then please don't hesitate to get in contact with me.

Matt Ambrose
Mobile No: 07957 903300


Old Catton Juniors received plenty of moral support for their first home match of the season. Pictured top with the Juniors are Chloe Smith MP, Club Juniors Patron, and sponsor Mark Loveday of Loveday and Partners. Chloe and Mark were ably represented (pictured below) by Club Chairman Barry Prime.