Hughes deals in singles cup glory

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Roger Hughes made a glorious return to cribbage cup action, lifting the Border Invitation League Singles Cup for the first time since 1999 – the last time he entered the competition.

Twenty players competed for the cup in front of a good-sized crowd at the Long Melford Working Men’s Club.

The two host club players, Robin Brown and the defending champion Laurie Moores, both won their way into the semi-finals. Brown lost to Dave Scott (Cavendish Five Bells) after three games and Moores suffered the same fate against Hughes (Glemsford Black Lion B).

In the final Hughes won the first game with ease, but the second game was much closer. Scott died in the hole despite 12 in his box with Hughes just needing two points. Scott then turned up a jack to hand Hughes victory.