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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Join Our League

Cribbage is more than just 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 share a common interest within a
congenial atmosphere.

For further details ring Colin on

01255 484705 or use our

 

 

 

 

  

 

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5 – A Side Competition.Semi - Finals and Final

Tuesday night saw the conclusion of the Five –a –Side competition at the Comrades Club,  Congratulations must go to all the teams for providing such a keenly competitive competition.

The final was played with the customary goodwill and Roberts(A2) won by the last hand of the last game of the last match. Providing nail biting tension to the very last card played.

Please note the Sixes League Competition starts on the 4th of April and runs till the 11th of July

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Fixtures

28th March 2017

Free week before the summer season starts

4th April 2017

St. Osyth V Colne Road [A]

Roberts  [B] V Seaspan

Conservative Club V Roberts [A]

Colne Road [B] V Comrades

 

 

  

 

All Future Fixtures are shown on the

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.