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Encouraged by my first vaccine and a glimpse of a small light at the end of the tunnel, I find myself wondering if our League is to be another casualty of this terrible virus? I get the feeling we’ll have to rebuild from the beginning.
We start without the encouragement of our late President who will have to be replaced at some time.Read more
Will all our venues reopen and will they welcome us considering social distancing restrictions will probably have to be observed for some time?
What of our officers and captains will they return?
When this all started I said I would do everything I could to restart the League I didn’t want it all to end on my watch, I still feel that way but to do so I will need the help of all members.
The dark times are not going away in the near future and very careful planing will have to take place for us to be ready when they do. Personally I think we should plan for a restart in September, for what would be the normal beginning of the 2021/2 winter competition. I had considered a presentation dance in July but that would be too soon and organizing it without regular committee meetings would prove imposable.
I now need feedback from the clubs, is this all a pipe dream or are we going to show this decease we will not give up our way of life to it.
Please call, text or email me with your thoughts we need to be on top of this, we also need something to look forward to.
My normal problem contacting Vic Hart and Gerald Bright, both without computer and therefore access to Facebook and the website, exists. I will send this as a message to there mobile numbers and hopefully they will get it but perhaps somebody could show them a copy.
Kind regards Colin.
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About Our League
The league was formed by George Constable from Comrades at a meeting with the representatives from six local social clubs on Wednesday 6th July 1983.
Eleven different teams began playing in the first competition two months later on Tuesday 6th September. From these initial teams only the Comrades is still playing. However, a further seven teams have subsequently joined so most importantly now giving us a workable vibrant league.
From 1989 we regularly participated in a competition with the Colchester League until regrettably, they disbanded in 2004.
The History of Cribbage
In the early 1600s, Sir John Suckling an English courtier, poet, gamester and gambler invented cribbage, which he derived from the earlier game of Noddy.
Originally, a five-card game was played where each player discarded only one card to the crib. Nowadays the six-card game is more popular with each player discarding two cards to the crib.
Cribbage is very popular in the United States of America and Canada with many cribbage leagues and clubs in existence; in England, it is the only game that can legally be played in a public house for money.