All change at the top again

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The top-of-the-table tussle in the Glemsford and District Cribbage League continues with Stoke-by-Clare Lion back on top following a four-point win over the Pinkuah Arms.

It came after Glemsford Social Club A only managed one point at the Melford Working Men’s Club B.

Clare Bell, in third place, drew level with the Social Club A with a 10-5 win over the Cavendish Bull.

There were two other 10-5 winners, with the Angel taking four points off the Melford Hare and the Clare Ex-Service Club taking all five points from the British Legion, moving them up three places.

Glemsford Black Lion’s 9-6 win at the Glemsford Cock put them both on 36 points, the narrow 8-7 for the Working Men’s Club A at the Glemsford Social Club B just gained them three points.

n The Gooch Cup, a Glemsford and District Cribbage League Mixed Doubles completion, brought four husband and wife pairings together in the semi-finals.

The first between Paula and Kevin L’Estrange (Glemsford Angel) and Frank and Viv Underwood (Clare Ex-Service Club), ended with two straight wins for the Clare couple.

The second went to three games, with Fred and Doreen Bright (Melford Working Men’s Club ‘A’) taking the third game Dave and Margaret Buntin (Glemsford Cock).

In the final, the Brights levelled the score in second, but lost the third game when the Underwoods both had dozens in the run-in, seeing the cup go to Clare.

n Glemsford Cherry Tree closed the gap in the Border Invitation Cribbage League to one point behind leaders Stoke-by-Clare Lion with an emphatic 12-3 win over the Glemsford Black Lion B.

The Stoke team had a narrow 8-7 win at Glemsford Black Lion C, while third-placed Melford Hare lost 10-5 at the Barnardiston Arms, which increased the gap at the bottom of the table to five points as the Cavendish Bull are still looking for their first win, the Clare Bell taking four points off them.

The Melford Working Men’s Club completed the rout of the Black Lion by beating the A team 10-5, taking all five points.