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Join a lively league consisting of eight teams. New recruits are always welcome, we meet every Tuesday evening when we play another league team. Give us a ring and we can arrange for you to come along and see what it's all about? This is your chance to keep the grey matter active and make new friends, so its a win-win situation. The young and "not so young" can enjoy sharing a common interest. Can we look forward to hearing from you?
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In an attempt to keep us all as safe as possible, it has been agreed:-
The five a side semi finals and finals scheduled for tonight [17th March 2020] will not take place,
The management committee meeting scheduled for Monday 23rd March and the captain’s cup scheduled for Tuesday 24th March will not take place.Read more
The six-card league scheduled to start on Tuesday 7th April will be suspended until further notice.
Members will be informed as soon as possible if the Presentation Night of 31st July will go ahead.
It is our intention to resume the league with the 2020/21 winter competition but to do this captains will have to keep in touch with their players and we, the committee, will need to meet some weeks before the start date. We will only do this if it is safe to do so.
Personally, I would not like to think this disease, which we will overcome, could signal the end of the league we all enjoy. I will do all I can to ensure it resumes after this emergency.
I would appreciate any comments on the situation.
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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.