Melford reclaim their title
Despite losing their last game of the season, Melford Working Men’s Club won the Border Invitation Cribbage League for the second year running.
They went down 7-8 at the Barnardiston Arms, just gaining one point.
Second placed Clare Bell were only three points behind the Club, but they too could only manage one point, losing to the Cherry Tree 8-7, who finished up third.
With the Cavendish Bull winning 10-5 with four points over the Hare, and the Barnardiston Arms gaining four points over the league winners, it left the Black Lion B holding the wooden spoon. Stoke Lion took fourth spot with a 5-0 win at Black Lion A.
n Five teams in the Glemsford and District Cribbage League won with scores in double figures.
Bottom-placed British Legion romped home with a 12-3 win at the Cock and Stoke Lion hammered the Black Lion 11-4 to move up into third.
As the Clare Ex-Service won 10-5 at the Glemsford Club B, the Black Lion dropped into second place, four points adrift.
The Working Men’s Club derby finished with a 10-5 victory for the A team, while Clare Bell went fourth to move above the Cherry Tree, also winning 10-5.
Two 8-7 winners were the Cavendish Bull and the Pinkuah Arms.
n All the matches in the second round of the Glemsford and District Cribbage League’s Captains Cup went to the best of three.
The semi-finals continued the trend with Berni Cook (Clare Bell) getting the better of Barry Ebbens (Stoke Lion) after three games to get into the final.
In the second semi-final, Steve Armstrong (Glemsford Cock) won the decider over Stewart Skinner (Pinkuah Arms) to face Cook in the final.
In the first game Cook scored the only dozen of the match to win it by 16 points, while in the second game Armstrong won the cut again but was unable keep up with Cook who won the cup in two straight games, the second by 12 points.