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Players young and old join in to mark inaugural international Cribbage Day in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 14:20 10 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:11 10 February 2018

International Cribbage Day. People playing the game at The Forum in Norwich. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

International Cribbage Day. People playing the game at The Forum in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2018

Players young and old joined in to mark the inaugural international Cribbage Day in Norwich.

International Cribbage Day. People playing the game at The Forum in Norwich. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLYInternational Cribbage Day. People playing the game at The Forum in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

More than 30 people turned up to the Forum on Saturday to play the card game, which was invented in Norwich.

Enthusiast and Langley School teacher Siv Sears, who invited people to the event, said: “I am amazed and delighted at how popular it has been.”

The game, which involves two or four players, a wooden board, pegs and a deck of cards, was created by Sir John Suckling, who lived at Suckling House in Norwich in the 1600s. The event is being held on his birthday.

Andrew Lacki, 76, who lives in Bowthorpe, has been playing Cribbage since the 1960s.

International Cribbage Day. People playing the game at The Forum in Norwich. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLYInternational Cribbage Day. People playing the game at The Forum in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

He said: “It is a good game for exercising your brain as far as mental arithmetic goes. You also get to meet a lot of decent people too.”

As well as the session at the Forum, a competition is also due to be held at 3pm to 6pm at Cinema City.

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