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Posted 4th March 2024

The draw for the Team Trophy semi-finals is as follows:

Craufurd Buccaneers v Desborough BC

New Inn v Hedsor Club

Posted 28th January 2024

The draws for the Cup Competitions due to be played on the 05/02/2024 is:

Richard Pither Semi Finals
Bourne End Social Club v Ivy Leaf B
Ark Angels v Craufurd Crusaders

Team Trophy Quarter Finals
New Inn v Ivy Leaf A
Desborough Bowls Club v Bye
Craufurd Buccaneers v Bird In Hand
Hedsor Club v North Star

Posted 30th November 2023

The draw for the quarter finals of the Richard Pither has been made with games to be played on 11th December as follows:

Ivy Leaf B v North Star

Bourne End v Desborough BC

Ark Angels v Craufurd Buccaneers

Craufurd Crusaders v Bye

Winning teams progress to the semi finals with the losing teams joining Hedsor, Bird in Hand, New Inn and Ivy Leaf A in the Team Trophy

Posted 22nd October 2023

The draw for the first round of the Richard Pither Cup has been made and the games will be as follows  :

                                     Ivy Leaf A  v  Ark Angels                                 

                       Craufurd Crusaders  v  Bird in Hand

                                     North Star  v  New Inn

                             Desborough BC  v  Hedsor

Craufurd Buccaneers , Bourne End SC, and Ivy Leaf B have all received a bye to the next round.

Games to be played on Monday 30th October.

Posted 9th October 2023

REMINDER : Cookham Bridge will be closed from next week (16th Oct), until March 2024, so if you are travelling to, or from, games at Bourne End and Hedsor, then please seek an alternative route, and allow enough time to get there.

Posted 15th September 2023

Unfortunately, Britwell Ex-Servicemen’s Club have withdrawn from the league for the forthcoming season (23/24) as they have been unable to find enough players. The fixture list has been amended and all teams will now have two free weeks during the season.

Posted 20th July 2023

The AGM and Awards Evening will be at the Ivy Leaf at 8.00pm on the 21st August 2023. This seasons winners were as follows:

League Winners: Bird in Hand

Richard Pither Cup: Ark Angels

Team Trophy: Craufurd Buccaneers

Singles: Gary Hill – Britwell Ex-Servicemen’s Club

Pairs: Ploy Hopkins & Dave Ewan – Ark Angels

Presidents: Gary & Les – Britwell Ex-Servicemen’s Club

Play to Lose: Vipa Giordani & Greg Holden – Ark Angels

Secretaries Cup: Greg Holden – Ark Angels

Posted 19th April 2023

Change of Fixture Dates:

Due to the King’s coronation bank holiday being inserted into the diary, the fixtures for the remainder of the season have been pushed back one week. It is, however, a chance for teams to catch up on postponed games should they wish.

Posted 6th March 2023

The semi finals of the Team Trophy will be :

                                 Craufurd Crusaders  v Craufurd Buccaneers

                                    Ivy Leaf A v Ivy Leaf B

Matches to be played on 13th March.

Apologies for the late notice.

Posted 7th February 2023

The results of last night’s cup matches were as follows :

 Richard Pither Cup :          New Inn 8 v 8 Ark Angels

                                          (Ark Angels won the decider)

                                         North Star 9 v 7 Bourne End Social Club

  Team Trophy :                    Hedsor 6  v 10 Ivy Leaf B

                                 Desborough BC 7 v 9 Ivy Leaf A

                          Craufurd Buccaneers – v – Bird in Hand

                                 (match conceded by Bird in Hand)

          Britwell ex Servicemen’s Club 7 v 9 Craufurd Crusaders

Team Trophy semi finals to be played on 13th March.

Both Finals will take place on 22nd May.

Posted 17th January 2023

The draws for the Semi Final of the Richard Pither Cup and Quarter Final of the Team Trophy are as follows :

         RP Cup :                    New Inn v Ark Angels

                                         North Star v Bourne End Social Club

   Team Trophy :                    Hedsor v Ivy Leaf B

                                 Desborough BC v Ivy Leaf A

                         Craufurd Buccaneers v Bird in Hand

          Britwell ex Servicemen’s Club v Craufurd Crusaders

All matches to take place on Monday 6th  February.

Posted 24th November 2022

The draw for the Quarter Final of the Richard Pither Cup is as follows :

                                           New Inn v Desborough BC

                                       Ark Angels v Britwell ex Servicemen’s Club

                   Bourne End Social Club v Ivy Leaf B

                                          North Star v Hedsor Bar

All matches to take place on Monday 12th December.

The 4 losers will be joined by Bird in Hand. Craufurd Buccaneers, Craufurd Crusaders, and Ivy Leaf A, to compete in the quarter finals of the Team Trophy on 6th February 2023.

Posted 31st October 2022

The results of tonight’s first round of Cup matches were as follows :

                                 Craufurd Crusaders 7 v 9 Ivy Leaf B

                                       Desborough BC 9 v 7 Ivy Leaf A

                          Bourne End Social Club 10 v 6 Craufurd Buccaneers

                                                 Hedsor Bar 10 v 6 Bird in Hand

There was also one league fixture, brought forward from the 28th November, with Ark Angels losing to North Star by 7 points to 9.

Posted 22th October 2022

The draw for the first round of Cup matches is as follows :

                                 Craufurd Crusaders v Ivy Leaf B

                                       Desborough BC v Ivy Leaf A

                          Bourne End Social Club v Craufurd Buccaneers

                                                 Hedsor Bar v Bird in Hand

All matches to take place on Monday 31st October.

The 4 winners will be joined by Ark Angels, Britwell ex Servicemen’s Club, New Inn, and the North Star, to compete in the quarter finals of the Richard Pither Cup on 12th December 2022.

Posted 18th October 2022

Meeting Dates for the year:

18/10/2022   Cup Qualifying Draw

25/10/2022 Monies to Treasurer

22/11/2022   Monies  / Richard Pither Cup Draw

10/01/2023   Monies – Team Trophy Quarter Final Draw + Singles + Pairs Entries

14/03/2023   Monies / President’s Cup Entries

05/06/2023   Competitions Finals Night at Desborough BC / Final Monies

Posted 11th September 2022

Welcome to the 2022-23 Season.

As confirmed at the AGM, the first round of fixtures for the new season will be on Monday 26th September.

Fixtures for the season are now available to view on this website  ( I will try to amend the layout if my computer allows me). There are a few amendments to the fixture list that was issued at the AGM, mainly to prevent both Craufurd teams from playing at home on the same night, and this has, unfortunately, meant that some teams will be playing at home (or away) for 2 or 3 weeks consecutively.

Ark Angels will be playing at a new venue for this season. The address of their new home is :

NMCC Sports Bar

Summerleaze Park, off Summerleaze Rd,

Maidenhead , SL6 8SP   

http://www.nmccsportsbar.com/

Until further notice, Bourne End Social Club will continue to play their home fixtures at Hedsor Bar.

Posted 20th August 2022

** URGENT NOTICE **

Please note, the AGM / Presentation Evening that had been scheduled for Monday 22nd August has had to be postponed by a week, to Monday 29th August. This is because the trophies and medals will not be received back from the engravers until the 23rd.

Venue remains unchanged – Ivy Leaf Club.

Competition Winners – 2021/22

This season’s winners were as follows :

League :                         The New Inn

Richard Pither Cup :    Craufurd Buccaneers

Team Trophy :              Ark Angels

Singles :                          Stuart (New Inn)

Pairs :                             John & Steve (Ivy Leaf B)

President’s Cup :           Dave & Phil (Hedsor Club)

Play to Lose :                  Emma & Les (Britwell ex Servicemen’s Club)

Congratulations to all winners.

Posted 31st May 2022

Competition Finals Night.

Please note, the Finals night for the Pairs, Singles, and Play to Lose competitions, is at Desborough Bowls Club on Monday 6th June and NOT 7th June, as listed on the Fixtures page.

Apologies for the late correction.

Posted 11th May 2022

Dates for your Diaries.

Following a committee meeting, held on 10th May, it has been agreed that Registration for all teams wishing to participate in the 2022/2023 season must be received by Monday 25th July 2022.

The Secretary’s Cup (singles comp) will be held at Desborough Bowls Club on this date and all team captains are invited to attend.

The AGM, and Awards Presentations, will be held on Monday 22nd August 2022, at the Ivy Leaf Club.

Posted 31st March 2022

President’s Cup.

Just a reminder that the President’s Cup (pairs competition) will be held next Monday (4th April) at Desborough Bowls Club. 

Team Trophy & Richard Pither Cup.

The remaining semi-final of the Team Trophy was completed earlier this week with Ark Angels running out 11-5 winners against Ivy Leaf B.

The Finals, to be held at the Ivy Leaf Club on 23rd May, will be :

Richard Pither Cup :  Hedsor Bar  v’s  Craufurd Buccaneers

Team Trophy :           Ark Angels  v’s  New Inn

Posted 28th February 2022

Postponed matches.

There are 7 matches that need to be re-scheduled and I would like to propose the following dates (depending on cup results) :

            1/3/22        Ivy Leaf B  v  Desborough BC    (confirmed)

            14/3/22      Ivy Leaf A  v  Craufurd Buccaneers

            14/3/22      Desborough BC  v  Britwell ex Servicemen’s Club

            23/5/22      Bird in Hand  v  Desborough BC

            30/5/22      Craufurd Buccaneers  v  Desborough BC   

            23 or 30/5/22     New Inn  v  Ivy Leaf B     

            23 or 30/5/22     Ivy Leaf A  v  Bourne End SC   

Would all team captains please confirm that these dates are acceptable, or not. (I know some of you have already agreed to the 14th March games).  Thanks, Dave (Fix.Sec.)

Posted 20th February 2022

The semi-finals of the Team Trophy will be as follows :

                                          New Inn v Bourne End SC

                                       Ark Angels v Ivy Leaf B

 Both matches to take place on Monday 14th March 2022.

Posted 19th December 2021

The draw for the Richard Pither Cup semi-finals and the Team Trophy quarter finals was made at last Tuesday’s committee meeting and will be as follows :

               Richard Pither Semi Finals:

                                          North Star v Craufurd Buccaneers

                                         Hedsor Bar v Ivy Leaf A

                Team Trophy Quarter Finals :

                                        Bourne End SC v Bird in Hand

                                       Desborough BC v Ivy Leaf B

                                                   New Inn v Britwell ex Servicemen’s Club

                                  Craufurd Crusaders v Ark Angels

All matches to take place on the 7th February 2022.

A reminder about the Singles competition (at the Ivy Leaf on 17th January 2022). Would team captains please e-mail the names of their players who wish to take part to Tim Rutland before Monday the 10th January. His address is tim.rutland@live.co.uk

Note, this competition is free to enter.

Should there be further covid related restrictions put in place by the Government, we shall keep you updated via this website.

Posted 16th November 2021

The Quarter finals of the Richard Pither Cup will be as follows :

                                        Bourne End SC v Hedsor Bar

                                       Desborough BC v Craufurd Buccaneers

                                                 Ivy Leaf A v Ivy Leaf B

                                                 North Star v Ark Angels

All matches to take place on the 13th December.

The 4 losers will be joined by Bird in Hand, Britwell ex Servicemen’s Club, Craufurd Crusaders and the New Inn to compete in the quarter finals of the Team Trophy on 7th February 2022.

Please note that all other tournament competitions will be free to enter. These include

Singles (17th January 2022)

Pairs (14th February 2022)

Presidents Cup (4th April 2022)

Play to Lose (16th May 2022)

The finals of these competitions will all be held on 7th June 2022 at Desborough Bowls Club.

Posted 2nd November 2021

The quarter finals of the Richard Pither Cup will be contested by :

Ark Angels                                            Bourne End Social Club

Craufurd Buccaneers                             Desborough Bowls Club

Hedsor Bar                                             Ivy Leaf A

Ivy Leaf B                                              North Star

The Draw will take place at the next committee meeting on the 9th November, and ties will be played on 13th December.

Posted 19th October 2021

Secretaries Meeting Dates:

  • Tuesday 9th November
  • Tuesday 14th December
  • Tuesday 15th February
  • Tuesday 22nd March
  • Tuesday 26th April
  • Tuesday 10th May

As previously stated, there is no actual requirement to attend provided the pennies have been paid and reconciled with Emily De Fraine (Treasurer).

All Cup Draws will be witnessed by members of the committee.  

Posted 10th October 2021

Please be aware that as Bourne End Social Club has decided to no longer open on a Monday, so their venue for crib matches has had to change. With immediate effect they will be playing at the Hedsor Club.

However, the start time will be between 8.15pm-8.30pm as there are other arrangements with the room sometimes. If in doubt on the start time please contact their Team Secretary, Belinda.

Posted 20th September 2021

As communicated to all teams, we now have a 12th team in the league, so welcome Britwell Ex-Servicemen’s Club. Their Team Secretary is Gary Hill. Contact details will be sent to Team Secretaries.

Fresh fixtures list is now on the site and will be sent on email.

Well done to everyone for keeping things together during a difficult period.

Posted 13th September 2021

The Fixtures are now published on the relevant page for the coming season. 2 weeks to go……

Posted 30th August 2021

The Maidenhead & District Cribbage AGM will be held on Monday 6th Sept at the New Inn at 8pm.

There is no requirements for Team Secretaries to attend, but you are also welcome.

The principle points of discussion will be:

1             Election of Offices:

Currently:

Chairman:           Tim Rutland

Treasurer:           Emily De Fraine

President:            Greg Holden

Proposed new position of Fixtures Secretary: Dave Ewan.

2             Treasurers report

3             Season format

We seemed to have failed to acquire the 12th team that would have made fixtures and Cups easier to organise – in particular the latter – Cup format to be confirmed.

4             Assessment of proposed changes to the Constitution including start times, food provision, removal of runners up medals etc

5             AOB                    

We will be looking to start the league now officially on 27th September 2021 with fixtures list emailed and they will be on the website by the 13th September.

We will send out a summary report of the AGM to each of you.

Posted 19th November 2020

Due to the continued COVID restrictions, resumption of the Crib League was not possible in October and it is not anticipated that this will change until 2021. The committee will review in January 2021to see if there is any prospect of competition at all, either in an abbreviated league form or cup competitions. In the meantime, keep safe and healthy everyone.

  • Posted 20th September 2020
  • The 2020 /2021 season will start on 12th October 2020, subject to any further changes to conditions.
  • Matches to start at 8pm rather than 8.30pm, particularly in the light that teams may be short of a players occasionally in the current environment (this will be slightly amended to attempt an 8.15pm start for the Bird in Hand on their away games). This will assist with any player shortages / quarantining etc to finish earlier. This amendment will be incorporated into the constitution.
  • Home Teams will need to provide the following conditions:
    • Hand Sanitiser must be on all tables
    • Tables must provide a 1m distance between players
    • There may be alternative venues for certain teams in the interim to cater for the space requirement – see the website / fixture emails (to come) for venue confirmations.
    • All venues must adhere fully to the Government Covid measures.
    • Masks shall be worn at all times if possible during the playing of the matches, subject to players hearing the counting
    • Home teams that are moving tables may retain their pegs through each of the four games, should they wish.
    • No food will be provided until further notice
    • Bus stops can still be done to cover additional costs that venues incur such as sanitizer.
  • The league season will consist of all league and cup games being completed first, with tournaments (Singles, Pairs, Presidents, Play to Lose)potentially being arranged at the end of the season, when circumstances of such gatherings maybe more amenable to everyone.   

Posted July 2020 – Unfortunately due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, the 2019-2020 Cribbage League season has had to be abandoned. However, we are hopeful that things will be restarted in September 2020 for the coming season.

More news to follow.

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