Relax playing a card game with your friends.
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.
CONSERVATIVES 26 SEASPAN 19
ROBERTS A 25 COMRADES B 20
ST OSYTH 26 ROBERTS B 19
COMRADES C 25 COMRADES A 20
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.
19th December 2017
26th December 2017
2nd January 2018
see you all in 2018
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.