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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 2017 the Club will continue to play competitive cricket on Sundays, having entered the Mid Norfolk Sunday League under the Captaincy of Paul Daynes. 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 2017 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


View from the Boundary Saturday June 10th 2017.

Gt Melton A v Old Catton 1st.

I took the long trip from home in Hethersett to Gt Melton’s ground (4 mins by car) rather tentatively, wondering how the team would react after last week’s comprehensive defeat. Well, for a start it wasn’t last week’s team, only 4 of them in the 1st side this week, and I should have had no fears as they were in a buoyant mood. They had restricted Gt Melton to 53-3 after 17 overs, 2 for Baz and 1 for Ryan, this on a day of warm, nay hot, sunshine, where the ball picked up speed as it outran the fielders to the boundary. It was a two-drinks- per-innings day, in a lovely setting, but typically things didn’t go as smoothly as they had looked like doing. The pair in bat took the score along to 87 before Stevie S took a catch from the skies via Tom Q’s bowling in the 24th over. Tom took the next wicket also in the 34th, making it 124-5.

I sheltered from the sun under one of the two big trees on the pitch as our fielders gallantly sizzled away – hold on, that’s three Trees on the pitch if you count Mambrose.  On a real batting pitch the score went steadily up, passing the 50 stand, until in the 40th over Ryan struck, hitting the stumps – 182-6. Turner’s Prize was to restrict Gt Melton to 208-6 at the end. It looked substantial, but in my opinion not enough on that wicket. However, it would be enough if we failed to do better than our previous attempts. Also, we had to take into consideration our walking wounded: Mr Daynes had bruised his knee whilst fielding, and would be doubtful in the batting stakes. As most of you know Mr D has, in recent years, shook off the few extra stones that he used to have, but in this case his knee could definitely be called ‘Chunky’, despite all the remedies proposed by his team-mates, short of amputation. 

We were pleased today to welcome back into the side, albeit temporarily, Jake, and his inclusion helped boost the morale in the team. He and Giles opened, Jake in his usual cavalier style, although Giles was never far behind him in the run race. Together they put on 88 before Jake was bowled by one that kept low in the 16th over, his donation being a fast 43. Gilo achieved his half century by the 19th over and carried on the good work with Tom, until the latter was out for 17 in the 24th – 139-2.  Was this a hiccup? No. Dom joined Gilo and to muted cheers as we didn’t want to upset the opposition, they confidently passed the total that had been set them. Gilo entered the nervous nineties for a little while, and we feared that Dom would decide to knock off the runs required, but he graciously declined some runs, to allow Gilo to finish the job, achieving 102 not out! Dom was 19 not out.

This was a great achievement, as it’s been a while since a Catton man scored a century, but as Jake told them, ‘Now you know you can do it, get on with the season and win matches.’ Well said: he’ll be back soon. 

The banter was good throughout, as players weren’t constantly preparing to go into bat, and could really lay it on – Chunky’s water-on-the-knee was the main topic as was Tree’s trunk, but it was just nice for a change to relax in the warm sunshine and enjoy some fine cricket.

Bowling figures were Baz 2-29, Ryan 2-38 and Tom 2-56.

Barry Prime, Chairman.




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Junior Supporters

The 2016 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 2017 season we are training on Tuesdays and Fridays at Catton Rec 18:00-19:30.We have 2/3 New coaches 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.


OCCC Junior Success & Looking Foward