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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 August19th 2017

Old Catton 1sts v Swardeston CEYMS

One week to go to the end of the League season, and still not a call-off due to the weather. It’s probably saving it up for the President’s Match on Sept 2nd: I always remember when we had the barbeque inside the pavilion – talk about smoke! 

Anyway, when I got to the ground we had restricted the opposition to 53-1 after 23 overs, the one wicket taken by Baz C, who had figures of 1-9 in 9 overs. Archie ‘Googly’ Duncan came on to bowl and in an instant took the wicket of De Coteau, caught behind by Karl : 56-2. However, that was it for another 20 overs, during which I decided to help in the preparation of tea. I emerged from the pavilion, with CEYMS on 181, to see young Mr Thacker caught by Karl off Henry ‘Hurricane’ Duncan’ for 71 – 181-3 in the 43rd. A run out by Giles in the last over made the score a bit more respectable, 186-4, the Fantastic Mr Fox not out on 53. 

Sally and Toby turned up to complete the Duncan family and the OCCC and Swardeston connection, especially when she introduced me to one man and his dog, Peter Thomas. At tea I had sampled one of Sally’s delicious ‘edible ball-bearing’ cupcakes, at first crunch thinking I had broken a tooth. Scrumptious.

Pablo and Giles came out to open, and played like openers should, patiently building up a score whilst keeping the run rate close to 4 an over. Pablo was out lbw with both men’s scores on 34, 81-2 in the 23rd over, about 30 up on Swardeston’s score at the same point. Giles was bowled on 60 in the 32nd over, yet another good score. Henry, partnering Tom Q, was unfortunately stumped on 3 in the 36th over and suddenly we were 133-3. Mr T came in to speed things along, but was run out attempting a kamikaze sprint. 139-4. Mambrose joined Q and began in his customary style, scoring a rapid 8 before mistiming one to hear the sound of wood behind him: 149-5 in the 39th over, with 37 needed in less than 6 overs. Q was caught on the boundary, deciding to go for it, having contributed with a patient but welcome 30 – 171-6 in the 42nd over. Jay joined Karl and put my mind to rest with a cavalier 21 not out to win the match. 

A torrent of rain in the tea interval had sent the lads out to put the covers on, but it proved short lived. At one stage we had 3 club sides in the ground, as when we socialised with the CEYMS players after the match, the Norwich CC boys came along and set up tents for a sleep-over. Nice.

We continued our social night at the Whalebone, where amongst other things, and comfortably settled in the snug, we learnt that the A’s had lost to Kettering Hall, but the B’s had easily beaten Sprowston C. 

Please, club members, give me your Player’s Player of the Year 1,2,3 votes, by hand, phone (812229) or email, barryrprime@gmail.com, before Sept.4th. Also, players ,VP’s and sponsors, don’t forget the President’s Match on Sept 2nd. A grand raffle will be held after the match with a considerable cash 1st prize, but any contributions to the raffle, drinks, chocs, unwanted presents will be appreciated.

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