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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Thank you

We got there. With today’s results, we come to the end of what must have been the league’s most challenging season.

For many of us reviving and restarting  the league after covid become something of an obsession.  Read more

Too many years of work and effort by people like George Constable and Vic Hunt went into achieving what we have to allow it to fail. This disease was not going to defeat us.

You all deserve a pat on the back for your efforts, be it the club members who challenged and overcame their fears of mixing with people or the team captains who revived their clubs and recruited fresh talent. One captain even arranged crib lessons and ran a knock-out cup at his local bowls club all at his own expense. To him in particular thanks.

It’s great to welcome all the new members but sad and a reminder of our fallibilities to say goodbye to some old friends.

The work put into this remarkable season can’t go to waste. If this wonderful game is to survive and leagues like ours are to flourish we need to redouble our efforts in recruiting new players and if possible new clubs.

So to all of you, a heartfelt thank you from your committee.

Pairs Competition.

Next week sees the start of the pairs knock-out cup. It will be held at Comrades Club and will start at 7.45 pm. Please be in the club and register well before that time to allow the smooth running of things. Please also remember your crib boards and card. 

Would you like to join us? Call on 01255 484705 or use the

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Results Tables & Match Reports

Tuesday 17th May

  
Comrades [B]20Comrades [A]16
Roberts [A]24Comrades [C]12
Conservative16Seaspan20
St. Osyth15Roberts [B]21
24 and above Alan Dyer Comrades B, Brendon Hallim Comrades C, Phil Norton and Colin Wiles Roberts A, Alan Sackett Roberts B, Dave Worth Seaspan and Peter Coleman St Osyth X 3
Won all six Phil Norton Roberts A and Tony Arthurton Roberts B

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Fixtures

Tue 24th May 2022   
ROBERTS [B]VCONSERVATIVES
COMRADES [A]VROBERTS [A]
COMRADES [C]VST.OSYTH
SEASPANVCOMRADES [B]

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.