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Now the government has eased the lookdown and are to allow pubs and clubs to reopen on the 4th July it is perhaps the right time to consider our future. It is my intention to restart the league as soon as it is practical, not however on the fourth and not until we are happy we can do so with the consent of the membership and in the knowledge they feel safe and secure.Read more
It is my intention to have a committee meeting in about three week, before we do so I need the club captains to do some research. Of particular concern is whether we can play whilst operating some acceptable degree of social distancing. Can you all speak to your landlord/steward and ask their advice. Comrades, Roberts and the Conservative Club should be ok but we must have the clubs consent.
St. Osyth and Seaspan present problems however.
Roger would it be possible to play in the back room away from other customers, please ask.
David could you speak to the club and the women’s darts team to find out their home fixtures and I can then arrange for your team to be away on those nights. If they have not yet arranged fixtures can we have Seaspan’s assurance no darts matches will be scheduled for your published home fixtures.
It is also very important all captains talk to their players and have their full support, there is no point going forward only to find teams do not have enough players to compete.
Please do this and when you have some answers or any concerns please email me. When doing so please say whether you would be happy for the captains cup to go ahead on the night of the proposed committee meeting.
Gerald Bright has not entered the digital age as yet, can somebody from Comrades make sure he gets a copy of this many thanks,
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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.