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 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!

Ring us on 01255 484705 or use our

Contact Form

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We have new Leaders

 Seaspan are the new leaders of the league after their thrashing of Roberts B. I expect Comrades A to come marching back. Best hand 24 by Vic Hart (Comrades A).Read more

A big well done to Jackie Norton who WON 5 of her singles and 3 in the doubles.

Find out more by reading this blog in

Norman's News


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Fixtures

Tuesday 24th October

Roberts [A] Vs St. Osyth

  Seaspan Vs Comrades [A]

Comrades [B] Vs Comrades [C] 

Conservative Vs Roberts [B]

Future Fixtures 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.