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


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?

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Future plans for the League

Future plans for the League It is my intention to hold a committee meeting at Roberts Club on Monday 24th August starting at 7.30pm.

Roberts will be mostly empty and social distancing will be possible.

It is not my intention to go forward with the Captains Cup at this time.Read more

The corona virus is still with us but I intend to gather the thoughts of all captains in an attempt to move towards a restart in the New Year. Later I will outline for your appraisal my proposed calendar for 2021

Can I ask that all clubs are represented and that the representative has the authority to make decisions for their teams?

I will ask each representative in turn for a team report outlining their player’s readiness for a restart and any concerns individuals may have. I will also ask for a report on the readiness of each venue.

In order to allow myself to participate in any discussion without the need to take intensive notes in preparation of the minutes I would ask for a written copy to accompany club reports.

Please do not return league trophies at this time, as it will not be possible to guarantee they have been cleaned and sanitised.

Social distancing in Seaspan and the St. Osyth club are a concern, Seaspan have, I am told, two darts teams who play on a Tuesday and I believe I have seen darts teams playing in the back room at St. Osyth. In a radical attempt to overcome this problem, I would ask you and your player’s opinions on changing our playing day to a Monday.

We are entering a delicate phase in the League's history and difficult decisions have to be taken. It is my intention we do not abandon the years of work and effort given by previous committees. Please attend the meeting prepared to make a constructive contribution and difficult choices.

Proposed Calendar for 2021 [which will not include a six card programme]

AGM Tuesday 8th December 2020 [possibly in Comrades Club Hall to maintain social distancing]

League start date 5th January 2021

League games end 20th April 2021

Singles 27th April to 11th May 2021

Pairs  18thMay to 1st June 2021

Five a side cup 8th June to 22nd June2021

Captains cup 29th June 2021

Presentation 30th July 20212021

AGM 10th August 2021

New 2021/22 season, which will revert to our usual format, will start on 7th September 2021.

Please ensure Gerald Bright and any captain who is not on this email list receives a copy of this. Please also be aware, with the Chairman’s consent, I will publish the minutes of the meeting to ensure the maximum numbers of members are kept informed.

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Tuesday 17th March  2020

No fixtures will be scheduled until further notice


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.