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.

Club members playing a great card game


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Cribbage is a great card game

It keeps the grey matter active and gives us the chance to make new friends. The young and "not so young" can enjoy sharing a common interest. We look foward to hearing from you!

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Table Toppers Take a Tumble and Arthur Crowe

Comrades A fell short of their normal high standards and fell 25 - 20 to a revitalised Comrades C and now share top billing with St. Osyth. Read more

Best hands of the night were 24 held by Del Mansfield Alan Dyer both of Comrades B.

Arthur Crowe
From Norman.
Hi all,
Everyone getting ready for Christmas?
I look out of the window and its sleet and snow a far as the eyes can see. Turn the thermostat up!
As you most likely read in the paper, it was Arthur Crowe’s funeral last Thursday. His family were there and all his team mates from Conservatives.
Arthur was an ever present in Conservative Crib team for a long time. He played in the League for fifteen years. Did I know him well? Not really and listening to fellow mourners talk about him with affection, I wished I had known him better. I listened to two members of his family recite poems they had written in his honour. The pain of loss etched into every word. Arthur would have been proud of them.
The Clacton and District Cribbage League has lost a stalwart member here. On behalf of the League, we wish to pass on our heartfelt condolences to his family.

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Christmas Holiday
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see you all in 2018

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Enjoying a social evening

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. However of these initial eleven only the Comrades Team is still playing, a further seven teams have subsequently joined so partially replacing the ten that we have lost.

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.