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News and events




Season opening BBQ and net session

On Thursday 13th April, get yourself down to the club for our season opening BBQ bash!

As is tradition, the first outdoor net session of the season is a cold one, so what better way to warm up than by enjoying a burger or two as we welcome in the new season?

This signals the start of the 2017 season for the club and provides a great opportunity for everyone to catch up and welcome new members to the club.

Look forward to seeing you there!

2017 BBQ Rota

It's not just the cricket season that's fast approaching - BBQ season is not far off at all!

In preparation for this, BBQ enthusiast Jon Mapp has ensured that we won't go hungry throughout the season.

Click here for BBQ dates throughout the season.

HELP is also needed every Tuesday evening at the club throughout the season to run the BBQ. Half an hour of your time is all we ask to help Pat, Pete and Lance with the rush.

Ruts return for Collett

We're delighted to announce that Tom Collett will be rejoining us for the 2017 season. 

After spearheading our attack in 2016, picking up 26 scalps along the way, Tom's decided to return to Poplar Road to aid the 1st XI's promotion bid.

Tom's consistently quick, aggressive and hostile spells of bowling were a highlight for spectators and teammates alike throughout the 2016 season and we're delighted he'll be returning to Merton Park on April 15th.

Tom will continue to work closely with the colts section throughout the season and our youngsters will undoubtedly be delighted to have his expertise to call upon.

Tom arrives on Saturday 15th April, so if you're in the area it would be great to see you at the club to welcome him back.

You never know, the chairman might even get his name right this time around!

Indoor winter training 2017

Winter nets sessions begin on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 and will run through to Wednesday 12th April 2017.

Sessions will be held at Rutlish School in the sports hall and will run from 7-8:30pm.

The sessions will consist of fitness and skill-based fielding drills as well as net practice.

The price of the sessions are £40 for all 8 sessions or £7 per session you attend. 

New players always welcome.

Raise money for ORCC as you shop!

Raising money for your club has never been easier. Every time you shop online, you could be raising vital funds for the ORCC simply by doing something as simple as your weekly shop!

Easyfundraising is a way to raise money for good causes such as the ORCC through simply signing up and shopping  through over 2,500 retailers. As you you click 'buy', a percentage of what you pay goes towards ORCC. No hidden charges, no sign up contracts, just money being raised for your cricket club.

To support your club this year, here's what to do...

1 - Click here

2- Click the pink 'Join Us' tab

3- Create your account ( it takes 1 minute!)

4 - Install the Easyfundraising tab on to your computer's browser/install the Easyfundraising App to your phone/tablet

5- Get shopping and raising funds for ORCC!

Since we've been associated with Easyfundraising, our members have raised over £1,000. Simply through shopping! It really is that simple!

So please take a a moment to sign up to this great cause and help raise funds for YOUR club.

Happy shopping!

Join us for our end of season dinner

Friday 30th September sees us bring down the  curtain on the 2016 season with our annual cricket dinner.

Please join us for what is always a great night and a chance to share a drink or two with your team mates before the cold winter months set in!

Tickets are priced at £30 for adults and £22 for students/colts. The bar will be open from 7pm for a 7:30pm sit down. Dress code - shirt & tie.

Please inform your captains if you would like to attend or alternatively email Lance Keene ( or Stephen Chick (

We look forward to seeing you there!

Outdoor net sessions are underway

The season is finally here! The rugby posts are down, the football goals have been put away and cricket is back on the menu at Poplar Road!

So get yourself down to training every Thursday evening from 6:15pm and hone your batting, bowling and fielding skills.

Sessions usually run until 8pm or until dark.

See you soon!

EURO 2016 Predictor Game

While the football season draws to a close, there’s just the small matter of the European Championships taking place this June. Roy’s boys will be flying the English flag across the channel this summer so get in the mood by playing the ORCC Euro 2016 predictor game and give yourself a chance of winning some cash prizes!

To enter, simply download the entry form found here, make your predictions and email your entry to Richard Slatford (

It is £10 per entry with 50% of the pot going to the club and the remaining 50% being divided up into 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes.

Please make payments payable to:


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and please reference your payment with your name and ‘EURO 2016’.

Entries will not be accepted until your payment has been received.

Roy names his squad on May 12th so get thinking and get your predictions in before the closing date of Wednesday 8th June.

Good luck!

A big Ruts welcome to Tom Collett!

We’re delighted to announce that Tom Collett will be joining us from April as our 2016 overseas player.

Tom hails from Australia where he plays Victorian Premier Cricket for Kingston Hawthorn where, over the past five years and 75 matches, he has taken 78 wickets at 34.58 playing predominantly Premier first grade.

He has also recently gained selection for the Victorian Indigenous side set to play at the National Indigenous Cricket Championships in Alice Springs this month.

As our 1st XI prepare to compete for the first time in Division 1 of the Surrey Championship after last season’s promotion, we are delighted to welcome Tom to the club and wish him well for the season ahead.

Join us in 2016!

Dates for you diary

It may only be November, but preparation for the 2016 season is well under way. Here are a few dates for your diary…


The AGM will be held on Sunday 3rd January 2016 at 7pm in the Memorial Lounge, Poplar Road.

Winter Nets

Winter nets will run from Sunday 7th February to Sunday 10th April. Sessions will run from 12pm-2pm and will be held at Rutlish School Sports Hall.

More dates will be added in the near future.

Raise money as you shop this Christmas!

Christmas is nearly upon us! So if you're getting it done early, or leaving it all to the last minute, be sure to do your online Christmas shopping through Easyfundraising this year.

Easyfundraising is a way to raise money for good causes such as the ORCC through simply signing up and shopping through over 2,500 retailers. Here's what to do...

1 - Click here

2 - Click the green 'Sign up for free & support this cause' tab

3 - Create an account

4 - Install the Easyfundrasing tab on to your computer's browser

5 - Get shopping!

Since we've been associated with Easyfundraising, our members have raised over £750. Through shopping! It's really that simple! So please, whether you're about to purchase that DVD for your Dad/you, or whether you're just about to spend what seems like a month's wages on drinks and nibbles, take a moment to sign up to this great cause and raise some funds for YOUR club.

Happy shopping!