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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Join Our League

Cribbage is a great card game

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?

Ring us on 01255 484705 or use our

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June Update

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Hi Folks
Following the Governments delay to reopening the country, I thought an update was in order.
As you may be aware, we held a committee meeting recently.
With the exception of Seaspan who are struggling for players willing to resume,Read more


every team reported an eagerness to continue.
We agreed to resume the competition with the winter league which traditionally starts in September. We also agreed to arrange a series of friendly fixtures in the interim.

With the delay in reopening these friendlies are also delayed. I will await further developments before making any decisions on whether they go ahead.
We also agreed to hold our A.G.M. in August and I will let you know the date and venue soon. In the meantime, if anybody knows of players willing to play for Seaspan both they and us would be most grateful.

Kind regards Colin.


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Results & Tables


Friendly Fixtures

Tue 27th July 2021
St OsythVNo Fixture
Roberts [B]VComrades [B]
ConservativesVRoberts [A]
Comrades [C]VComrades [A]

 

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.