Melford running away with title

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Long Melford Working Men’s Club are running away with the Border Invitation Cribbage League title.

With just three matches left to play, they have a 13-point lead after taking four points off the Barnardiston Arms in their clash.

Moving into second place, Stoke-by-Clare Lion could only manage to win three points in a close 8-7 match with Glemsford Cock. The Cherry Tree, who had a bye, are third — one point behind.

Glemsford Black Lion B trail by four points in fourth spot following a 10-5 victory at the Cavendish Bull and the Black Lion A team moved up three places after a 9-6 win at the Clare Bell.

n The three leading teams in the Glemsford and District Cribbage League all had 10-5 wins this week, with just two points separating them.

Leaders Stoke-by-Clare Lion won at home to Glemsford Club B, Melford Working Men’s Club B took the points off Clare Ex-Service Club and Glemsford Angel, in third, kept up their winning ways at Cavendish Bull.

Recording their highest score of the season, Glemsford Cock B improved their 
league position with an 11-4 victory at Melford British Legion.

The narrow 8-7 defeat for Melford Hare at home to the Clare Bell resulted in them retaining the wooden spoon for another year.

Glemsford Cherry Tree dropped down three places after losing 8-7 at Glemsford Cock A, but Glemsford Club A took over fifth with an 8-7 win over Melford Working Men’s Club A.