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2017/2018 WINTER NETS

Daynes Centre: All at 7pm-8.30pm

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Tuesday 12th December 2017

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Monday 12th March 2018

Wednesday 4th April 2018


Easton: All Sundays

March 11th  2-4pm

March 25th 2.30-5.30pm*

April 8th – 2-5pm*

*Juniors to join for one hour


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 Malt House Room, November 4th 2017.

Old Catton CC Awards Evening

After the third attempt at arriving at a free and suitable date to hold our Awards Evening, we finally made it on the 4th November, albeit several members unable to attend, probably on family fireworks duty. So, under those circumstances an assembly of 20 of us was a quite decent turnout, and those who came made it a rewarding and at times hilarious experience. This is the time of year when all the main statistics of the season are replayed before us by the able presenters, the impressive scores or wickets taken, and of course the mistakes.

Thanks go to presenters Hamish, Sally, Matt, Greg, Barry Clem, Darrin, Ryan T, and Steve F, not forgetting me, who incidentally got what was perhaps the biggest cheer of the night when I spilt my brandy and lemonade during one of the awards.

A couple of firsts were achieved on the night, one being the presentation of the A Team award. Occasionally in the past the team captain has to say that the winner unfortunately cannot be present to receive it. For the first time I can recall, neither the captain Barry B, nor the joint winners, Ryan T and Peter Y, were able to be there. 

The other first timer was Giles P who won Sunday Player, 1st Team Player and Player’s Player, there never having been a 3 time winner before - well earned by the way. I considered asking for a re-draw as we do in raffles after his second – joking of course.

I nearly awarded Player’s Player to the barman as he walked in and onto the stage as I was about to announce the winner. Other winners were the Tom’s Lee and Quinton, Raj K, Archie D, Matt A (Clubman retained for the second year), and the one and only Couch, who got Mike Lorenz’s Champagne Moment for a brilliant boundary catch in the gloom.

Thanks to Baz C for camera duty, to Adam Crane for turning up to be photographed holding the Bob Crane Cup, and a great thanks to the double act of Greg and Tracy, who had us in stitches recounting such bizarre things as Foisty Towels, Tracey’s knickers and Greg’s Basil Faulty-like attitude towards his motor when it played up. 

Others who attended apart from those already mentioned were Jay, Luke and Emily, Max R and Paul P, who all contributed to the convivial evening.

Next event for your attention is our AGM on November 25th, at 2.30 pm in the Malt House Room of the Whalebone P.H.

All members of the Club are welcome.

Barry Prime, Chairman.

Local Weather
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Fri 24 Nov scattered clouds 7°С
Sat 25 Nov clear sky 6°С
Sun 26 Nov light rain 8°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