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WHAT'S GOING ON?

2017 NETS

Easton College
All Sundays

February 12th ; 2-5pm
March 12th : 2-4pm
April 9th : 2-5pm

Daynes Centre - Midweek
all 7pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday 25th Jan
Thursday 16th Feb
Wednesday 1st March
Tuesday March 28th

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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 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
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BAZ EYE VIEW

View of Past Times.

Several of us ‘oldies’ (sorry, Baz) who knew Bob Crane well, attended his Thanksgiving Service at East Harling Church on Thursday March 2nd, and I’m sure we would all agree it was a rewarding experience. It was a combination of both sadness and happiness, sadness at Bob’s departure at a relatively early age, but happiness listening to the anecdotes that nearly everybody I talked to, had about him. He left us too early, but certainly made up for it by the things he packed into the time he had.

Without intruding in to the privacy of the service, which included tributes from Adam, Liz and the vicar, there was a grand typical one from Gordy Cartwright, telling us of their partnership, both on the cricket field and the pub. The service finished with the tune ‘Soul Limbo’, which all you cricketers know is the signature tune of Test Match Special.

He had a good innings, which will be remembered by all of us.

One of the revelations, for me anyway, was that Bob originally came from S-----k, but despite this he was a great bloke.

After leaving Old Catton CC, where he created most of his bowling records, he moved to East Harling when we dropped out of the League, and later he and Liz migrated to Wales, where amongst other things they both became proficient at bowls.

There was a big crowd of family and friends for the service, thereafter moving to the Social Club for refreshment and food, and I exchanged memories and banter with Baz and John Clemitson, the Nigels Brown and Crickmore, Kelvin Goodrum, Mary and Gordon Cartwright, and Trevor Smith.

 

Barry Prime, Chairman.

 

I will be gratefully accepting subs for the coming season at the Easton Nets on Sunday March 12th.


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Fri 31 Mar broken clouds 17°С
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Sat 01 Apr few clouds 14°С
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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