Players young and old join in to mark inaugural international Cribbage Day in Norwich | Latest Norfolk and Suffolk News

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

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

International Cribbage Day. People enjoying the sport at The Forum in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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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 enjoying the sport at The Forum in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

More than 30 individuals turned up to the Forum on Saturday to play the cardboard sport, which was invented in Norwich.

Enthusiast and Langley School trainer Siv Sears, who invited individuals to the occasion, stated: “I am amazed and delighted at how popular it has been.”

The sport, which entails two or 4 gamers, a picket board, pegs and a deck of playing cards, was created by Sir John Suckling, who lived at Suckling House in Norwich in the 1600s. The occasion is being held on his birthday.

Andrew Lacki, 76, who lives in Bowthorpe, has been enjoying Cribbage because the 1960s.

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

He stated: “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 effectively because the session on the Forum, a contest can also be due to be held at 3pm to 6pm at Cinema City.

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