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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Singles Competition Finals Night.
One thing you can be sure of is a very warm welcome from members and staff at the St.Osyth Club and last Tuesday evening was no exception. Read more
All players brought along their supporters and a good night was had by all.
The semi-finalists were :-
Betty Wyatt 1 V Colin Wiles 3
Tony Pipe 0 V Keith Lott 3
Both games were played in a friendly sporting spirit and in the true traditions of the Clacton Crib League.
The Final
Colin Wiles 3 V Keith Lott 2
Both players showed their experience and all games went to the wire. Both players to be applauded for their sportsmanship. Thanks again St.Osyth.
Congratulations to Colin. Commiserations to Keith.

Find out more by reading this blog in

Norman's News



Tuesday 28th November
Roberts [B] V Comrades [A]
Comrades [B] V Seaspan
St. Osyth V Comrades [C]
Conservatives V Roberts [A]

Future Fixtures are shown on the

Fixtures Page.

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.