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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 Recreation Ground.

Saturday April 8th 2017.

We had a very warm dry day, which was ideal for our Cricket Force day on Old Catton Rec, a day designed to do things to benefit both the Cricket Club and the Parish Council. We started at 10am on Saturday morning and carried on to mid-afternoon, painting and staining things, including ourselves. Me, Darrin and Stevie Shingles, clad in our Cricket Force T shirts, attracted stares from people entering the ground. Seeing us splashing black Hammerite paint on the gates they must have thought we were criminals on community service.

‘How long are you in for?’ Darrin asked, as he stared through the bars.

We were joined by the Duncans, and later Steve W and Darcy to finish off the job, leaving the gate all black and gleaming, ready for the local children to stick themselves to.

Whilst we were doing this, Paul, Raj, Mr T, Simon R, and three members of the Bowls Club were busy staining the Junior/Bowls shed and fitting shelves inside. Greg was sorting out the roller shed and also doing some pre-season rolling of the pitch, and Mambrose was sorting out the Junior Kit. Sally kindly provided us with sandwiches, doughnuts and choccy things, while the boys, Henry, Toby and Archie brought us tea and coffee. All in all it was a satisfying day, getting those jobs done and turning it also into a nice social event which included Jay, Sue and Kobi.  My thanks to Paul for organising the Cricket Force Day, a complete success! 

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