News 2021

January

24th January – what a difference a few days make!

Karen Fordree took these beautiful pictures early on the 18th January.

 

Our entries to the Surrey Junior Cricket Championship have been accepted for 2021. We have registered the following teams (home matches in brackets). Under 9s (Saturdays), Under 11s (Mondays), Under 13s (Sundays), Under 15s (Thursdays) and the Surrey Trust Development League (Sundays pm). Our registration with All Stars Cricket is being processed.

      

On the 6th January Mike Atherton wrote an article in the Times about the excitement of getting a new bat. He wrote quite a long piece about the bat manufacturer Montague Odd of Sutton and showed exactly the same picture of the workshop that I put on the wall of the corridor in the pavilion. I saved up my paper round money and bought my first bat from Montague Odd – a reblade (which is behind the bar). I dropped Mike a line about my memories and I got a nice reply almost by return which was very nice. My Dad, Wally Callcut, along with two helpers ! ran a cricket coaching scheme at Cheam Village Warriors CC during the fifties and sixties for over a hundred youngsters of varying ages. He used to run parents evenings at the end of the season and invited Alec Odd with his collection of ancient cricket bats and Surrey cricketers such as David Fletcher and Arnold Long.   JC

Alec Odd (not Montague) and Arnold Long – parent’s evening 1965
Eric Carter at Montague Odd’s factory in Sutton
Wally Callcut coaching in the 1950s. JC is the only left hander