Clacton Cribbage

Relax playing a card game with your friends.

From absolute beginner to experienced player we

invite everyone who may be interested to come along.

Cribbage - A great card game


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Cribbage is a great card game

It keeps the grey matter active as well as giving us the chance to make new friends. The young and "not so young" can enjoy sharing a common interest, besides we look forward to hearing from you!

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Can Anybody Stop This Man

The cribbage machine that is Roger Brown strides forward into the final four. Last seasons singles knockout winner made short work of defeating Brian Wray from Comrades [C] Read more

and the highly fancied Keith Lott of Comrades [B]. Roger and fellow team member Allan Hembest will represent St. Osyth in next week’s semi finals, the draw keeping them apart and potentially setting up an all St. Osyth final, fittingly at their own club. Standing in there way are Peter Dunnett captain of Comrades [B] and Claire Smith from Roberts [A]who is hoping to win in her first appearance in this competition. May we thank the Comrades Club for their hospitality, we look forward to returning in 2020 for the Pairs and five card cups.

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Norman's News


Tuesday 19th November 2019

Singles Knockout Cup
St. Osyth Club

8-30 Start

Future Fixtures are shown on the

Fixtures Page.

Cribbage boards are put to one side, while everyone enjoys a little refreshment.

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.