38 thoughts on “Norton C.C.T. c1967

  1. Can anyone remember Norton and Stockton Accent’s playing in the Teesside Junior Alliance under 16s (I think it was in 1978/79??) Originally the team were called Hutton Road Juniors and played the first few games of the season at Hutton Road, (Middleborough FC nursery club) But changed the name and ground to Norton Stockton Accent’s the same season?
    They had a star studded team including Darren Wood,Tony Mowbray, Andrew Macreash,
    They won the TJA under 16s League, Cup and the North Ridding Cup Sat & Sunday (Junior) Can anyone remember the rest of the team and the Manager.

    Or a picture would be amazing.

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    • Norton & Stockton Ancients Juniors started out as Barmoor Juniors with Gary Pallister in the team, the club did not change its name from Norton C.C.T. till 1982, about 1979 the Middlesbrough Priory team folded & they all signed for Norton U14s team with a guy called Wilkinson, a guy called Ernie Petty who was secretary had a photo of the team.

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      • Yes I think that they were called Norton Cricket Club and it may have been 1979, It was definitely before Gary Pallister days, Neville Chapman was the manager?? x boro player.
        Any way what a team it was.

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      • I also remember a few guys from Billingham playing for them David Thwaite’s, John Thompson (Big Tomo) And Barry Simpson, Can anyone remember the team?

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  2. Hetton Lyons Cricket Club beat Canada F.C.5-1 in the F.A. Sunday Cup Final last Sunday at the Stadium Of Light, Sunderland. It is the fourth time Hetton have won this trophy, it shows what a good result Stockton Hardwick Social Clubs was & Stockton Sunday League having a club Norton & Stockton Ancients representing the league in this national competition. As well as Len Nicholson in this photo there is another one of the family, young Adam Nicholson, performing very well at centre-back for Hardwick Social & Stockton Town, he also captained the successful Norton & Stockton Ancients youth teams.

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  3. I see that Canada F.C. got through to the F.A. Sunday Cup Final yesterday beating Lakeside (Plymouth) 1-0, they now play Hetton Lyons Cricket Club (Durham) in the final. Hetton beat the holders Oyster Martyrs 2-1 at Billingham Synthonia’s ground, Stockton Hardwick Social knocked Hetton Lyons out of the Durham Sunday Cup semi-final 1-0 on 4th March. 19/03/2012 11:09:50

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  4. Good photograph of Bobby Small, front row first from the left who I worked with at Whaley Engineering for several years. Most afternoons after our lunch break we would all gather in the street adjacent whaley’s for a rough and tough game of football where Bobby’s skills always came through, he was a hard and tough football player and very fast in his day.04/01/2012 10:54:36

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  5. CANADA TAKE THEIR NAME FROM THE CANADA DOCKS IN LIVERPOOL AND WERE MOSTLY DOCK WORKERS. IN FACT THEY ARE THE NEARLY MEN OF THE F.A.SUNDAY CUP, AS THEY HAVE PLAYED IN FOUR SEMI FINALS IN TOTAL BUT HAVE NEVER REACHED THE FINAL. THEY FAMOUSLY THRASHED THE EVENTUAL WINNERS, GOSSOMS END 4-0 IN THE 2005 SEMI FINAL ONLY TO BE REMOVED FROM THE COMPETITION, DUE TO ONE OF THEIR PLAYERS NOT RECEIVING INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE.03/01/2012 17:16:18

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  6. I see the Sunday team Rosegale Norton & Stockton Ancients that plays out of the Norton Cricket Club are through to the fourth round of the F.A.Sunday Cup, drawn away to Canada F.C.(Liverpool) on 22nd January, after being drawn away in the other rounds (1st rd.St Bees,Cumberland.1-6)(2nd rd.West Club,Bradford.3-4)(3rd rd.Dawdon Collery.3-5). This shows the strength of the Stockton Sunday League. 23/12/2011 13:46:28

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  7. STEWART EVANS IN THIS PHOTO LATER JOINED FERRYHILL ATHLETIC IN THE NORTHERN LEAGUE WHERE HE PLAYED FOR MANY SEASONS BEFORE GOING TO LIVE IN AUSTRALIA. HE IS THE BROTHER OF BOBBY EVANS WHO PLAYED IN GOAL FOR STOCKTON F.C. AND SOUTH BANK,THESE TEAMS WERE WELL KNOWN NON-LEAGUE CLUBS WHO DO NOT PLAY AT THIS LEVEL ANYMORE.25/09/2011 12:01:16

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  8. Like Anon I’m very sorry to hear of the sad passing of Tommy Taylor and I’m sure all the Stockton Steel and Teesdale foundry men who look at this site will wish to pass on there sympathy.

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  9. My brother-in-Law Horace Bishop cycled and raced for Stockton Wheelers with the Taylor brothers. He has 3 of their bikes and at 91 years of age still does his favourite ride to Middleton-one-Row.

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  10. Tommy is the father of Bob Taylor who played football for Ashmores Juniors and Stockton Shamrocks,he later became a good referee in the North Riding Referees Association.In the early days at the matches Tommy always had a white scottie dog with him and ,you are right Ken, he always rode his bike to and from work – working in a foundry cannot have done him much harm.

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  11. Tommy Taylor, as Anon states, was a very good moulder at Heads foundries – mainly at Stockton Steel Foundry in Oxbridge. He was one of the top moulders who’s job was to close all the big moulds which was a very precise and important job in the foundry. He was the older brother of the The Taylor Brothers Cycles, makers of very fine racing bikes. Tommy was riding one of his brothers bikes to work up to the time the foundry closed down. If you happen to see him again, Anon, give him my regards.

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  12. Norton & Stockton Ancients have their own super fan, he is a gentleman called Tommy Taylor
    who is about 89 years old & has watched the team since they started in 1959 as Norton C.C.T – over 1000 games and 50 years. Tommy used to work in the Head Wrightson’s Foundry at Thornaby, other keen supporters in the early days were Kit Lawson, a former club cricketer, Joe Gales, John Young & his mate Ken.

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  13. THIS NORTON TEAM WERE KNOCKED OUT OF THE DURHAM MINOR CUP QUARTER FINAL BY SUNDERLAND COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION 1-0 IN SEASON 1966-67, NORTON THREW THE KITCHEN SINK AT THEM IN THE SECOND HALF, MISSING A PENALTY IN THE CLOSING MINUTES & THE NORTON WINGER TERRY LAING SUSTAINED A BROKEN NOSE. THE SUNDERLAND TEAM BEAT SPARKES 5-2 AT THE BAKERY IN THE SEMI-FINAL.

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  14. Norton & Stockton Ancients crashed out of the F.A. Cup 3rd Qualifying Round to the big boys F.C. United (the well backed Man.Utd breakaway outfit) in their biggest ever match
    2-5 before a record crowd of 1,526.

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  15. NORTON C.C.T. STARTED PLAYING ON A PITCH AT THE TOP OF ASHVILLE AVE & THE BACK OF COUNTISBURY ROAD IN THE EARLY SIXTIES BEFORE MOVING ACROSS TO THEIR EXISTING GROUND AT THE TOP OF WHITFIELD ROAD & THE BACK OF WESTMORLAND GROVE. THE PLAYING SURFACE, WHICH IS A GOOD ONE, OWES A LOT TO THE ORIGINAL GROUNDSMAN, A LITTLE GUY I THINK WAS CALLED GEORGE, SOON AS A MATCH FINISHED HE WOULD LINK THE APPROPIATE ROLLER TO A TRACTOR & ROLL THE PITCH.

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  16. Good to see the club is doing so well, they reached the last sixteen of the FA Vase on Saturday beating the Liverpool based team Bootle 4-2 at Norton. Now they are away to Derbyshire team New Mill in the next round on Feb 6th.

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  17. CHRIS OLD, THE ENGLAND & YORKSHIRE CRICKETER, PLAYED FOR THIS TEAM AS DID HIS BROTHER MALCOLM WHO PLAYED CRICKET FOR MIDDLESBROUGH. CHRIS WAS A BIG BUSTLING OLD TYPE CENTRE FORWARD & MALCOLM WAS A VERY GOOD WING HALF. ANOTHER BROTHER, ALAN, PLAYED RUGBY UNION FOR ENGLAND.

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  18. Norton Cricket Club Trust Football Team was formed. In 1959 & joined the Teesside League where they played until becoming founder members of the Northern League 2nd Division in 1982-83 season. Norton never played in the Wearside League, Stockton F.C.did before amalgamating with Norton. Their top honours were winning the Northern League Cup 1982-83 & Durham Challenge Cup runners-up 1983-84.They were always a good cup team,but have never won the two named leagues above.Men who done sterling work for the club in the early days were Barry Lee,Wilf Lawson(Secretary),Billy Russell & Sid Burlison.

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      • I played in goal for Norton when the guys above were in charge. During the time I played we won the Durham Minor Cup 1-0 beating Gateshead de la Rue at Spennymoor in 1968. The following season we beat Whinney Banks 2-1 in the North Riding Amateur Cup Final at Head Wrightsons ground in a replay after a 2-2 draw played at Stockton FC ground. These cups were the first trophies won by NCCTFC and also included runners up in the Teesside League. Good times and fond memories.

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  19. I believe I was the first F.A.qualified coach to coach Norton & Stockton Ancients Juniors(under 13)only one team in the eighties,assisted by Billy Duckling & Ernie Petty(secretary).Billy & Myself turned them into a competitive outfit from one that was getting thrashed every week,we did not take charge till well into the season.There was one member of the team Gary Grounds,he would run from his home in Billingham(in training gear)to Stockton Y.M.C.A.do his boxing training,then run to Norton for football training,then run home,this dedication paid off because he later boxed in the Senior A.B.A.Middleweight Boxing Final.There was a junior team(under 14)played at Norton about 1978 but they were called Barmoor Juniors(after the nearby estate),most notable player was Gary Pallister(ex Man Utd & Middlesbrough).

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  20. The Evening Gazette hailed Dougie Cattermole as the next Golden Boy(Wilf Mannion)after his performance for Middlesbrough Juniors against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the F.A.Youth Cup 1959,he was a professional with Middlesbrough & Scarborough.Brian Moore the goalkeeper now living in South Africa is the brother of the rugby player John Moore ex Stockton & Hartlepool Rovers.

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  21. Hello Irene MacLean, I contribute to this site every now and then and couldn”t help noticing your last post. Tell Ian hello from me. He used to live a couple of doors down from me when we were kids on Suffolk St. before he and his family moved to the “posh” area of Fairfield.

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  22. Not only does my husband know you len-so does my sister and her hubby!Did you live in dover road ragworth-round about number 27??My sisters husband is called fred iceton,who I think you know from your footie days-he played for head”s I think.This site is compelling isnt it??Irene[ex Dover Road -number 40].Just seen it up for sale.

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    • Irene, Sorry I have just noticed this, we lived in 21 Dover Road next to Bells opposite to the road into the two schools. Hope you, Ian, Judith and Fred are all well.

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  23. Irene Maclean did your husband Ian recognise himself in the Newham Grange Football Team 1954-55,in the Schools section page 5,ref:-t7904.

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  24. I showed this pic to my husband and he recognised you Len and Dougie Cattermole. He was in your class at Newham Grange, and at the time he was known as “Pud”-Ian Maclean. Now he is known as “Spike”.

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  25. Hi Bob, how is your Stewy & John Wake give them my Best Regards. I see Ronnie Laverick is now contributing to the site, I have seen Alan Mawby a couple of times recently. The team above is back-row L to R Stewart Evans,John Wake,Brian Moore,Len Nicholson,Stuart White,Charlie McCorkell, front-row L to R Bobby Small, John Muirhead, Lol Carlton, Billy Duckling, Dougie Cattermole.

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  26. Hi Len, yes a few of the players out here, my brother Stewy, John Wake, and a few more familier faces, Stewy White , Bill Duckling, and of cause EX REF LENNY NICK!!!!!!!

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  27. HI LENNY COULDN”T FORGET DOUG CATTERMOLE B/R HE WAS MY BEST MAN IN 1965 I”M STILL (HAPPILY)MARRIED,THANKS FOR INFO ON GEORGE OUTHWAITE (USA) I”M NOW IN CONTACT WITH HIM,,CHEERS..

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  28. This is Norton C.C.T.(now Norton & Stockton Ancients) team in 1966-67, Bob Evans (Australia) you should know some of these fellow Australians

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