Latest News 5th September, 2018
A Pub With No BeerWednesday, Apr 18th, The Bell, Shepherdswell...
It's lonesome away, from your kindred and all By the campfire at night, where the wild dingoes call But there's nothing so lonesome, so morbid or drear Than to stand in a bar, of a pub with no beerlyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
The Pot Boys arived at The Bell, eager to meet the new management, only to find - once again - that the new management didn't appreciate that 24 Cribbage players might want to drink the odd beer or two. The bitter was out, a delivery due the next day. At least there was Guinness, lager and bottled beer, so the teams settled down to the business at hand. The Wednesdays took the first round, but drew the second. At this point, the Guinness ran out, as did bottled beer. This upset several Pot Boys and allowed the Wednesdays to steal the third round, buidling a small lead now. Then the draft lager ran out, causing a minor upset to the home team, allowing a near whitewash in round 4. Then lunch was served and spurred the Pot Boys to take round 5. The lack of beer then really kicked in and the Pot Boys could only manage a draw in the final round. The evening was rounded off with some jokes and everyone departed somewhat more sober than expected.
Adrian won the high-score whip, with a score of 24.
Thank you to Tony and John for organising it and to landlady Jo for a nice spread and welcoming atmosphere, despite the lack of beer.
2018 Annual DinnerThe thirtieth-fifth annual dinner was held on Friday 26nd January 2018 at the White Horse, Bridge.
Alongside the traditional fare of soup, steak & kidney pudding, apple pie & cheese, there were lighter options on offer for starters and desserts.
15 Pot Boys sat down for dinner - It was good to see country member Father John.
The Big Board game was won by the President's team.
Many thanks to Steve the chef, and the staff for putting up with us and providing a great dinner.
Fourth International Golf Match
October 2013: Another success for the Potboys Golf Association.
Click here for the full report
The Pot Boys Master Singers were in good voice for Tony's Party to render a special version of "When You're 64"
Click here to hear it (if you dare!)
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Christmas TreesCall for Volunteers
Help is needed on Saturday 1st December to help put up the Christmas Trees. Please report to the Village Hall from 9.30am
Underwater CribbageYes, that's right! 4 intrepid pot boys - Dave, Viv, Peter M and Mark - led by Dave are going to play Cribbage in scuba gear at the bottom of the swimming pool in Shornecliffe.
We want to raise lots of money for charity (Macmillan cancer relief) doing this, so if any pot boys have ideas for sponsors or publicity, let's hear them. We'll be using special magnetic playing cards supplied by Spirit Games
-- First Practice--The first underwater session was held in the swimming spool at Dover on 8th February and thanks to the expert training and guidance of Dave, none of us drowned.
-- Second Practice--A second session in Dover resulted in an actual game being played, with Peter and Dave winning (just).
2003 World Tour3 Countries in 3 days.
The Guild meets every Friday night, at The Plough and Harrow in Bridge at 9pm
Annual subscription: £520, payable weekly.
Defining Moments in the Guild's History
Friday 6th April 2018
Chips for "lunch", for the first time at the White.
Friday 27th October 2017
1. Viv gets two 5s in his hand. Twice.
2. Frank puts a 5 in his opponent's box.
Friday 24th June 2016
Terry Wilmhurst get a pefect 29 score. A one-in-3 million chance.
Wednesday 25th March 2015
Peter Fairweather turns down the offer of a pint.
Friday 31st January 2014
Mark scores a 28 - 3 fives and a queen in his hand with a 5 turn. The same hand as Raj a year earlier and he too lost the game.
Friday 2st August 2013
At our temporary home of the White Horse, FJ scores a 28 - 3 fives and a king in his hand with a 5 turn. The following hand, he scored 20. Despite these, he still lost (his partner was Frank). Groundhog Day, anyone?.
Friday 1st March 2013
Raj scores a 28 - 3 fives and a queen in his hand with a 5 turn. The following hand, he scored 14. Despite these, he still lost (his partner's fault, of course).
Friday 21st March 2012
Clive Medhurst scores another 28 - 3 fives and a 10 in his hand with a 5 turn. The following hand, he scored 20. His opponents resigned.
World Series Match, 3rd February, 2010
With £24 at stake on a sweepstake for highest hand, Terry Wilmshurst gets a 28 in his very first game - Three 5's and a Queen in his hand, with a 5 turn.
Friday 6th Nov 2009
Terry Wilmshurst, to partner Viv Pritchard:"Are we actually winning?." (They weren't)
Friday 11th July 2008
Clive Medhurst (an accountant, would you believe?):"So that's 15-two, 15-four, four's eight plus the right Jack makes six"
Friday 22nd February 2008
"Even I can't lose from here" Frank Whitten needing 16 to win in the last hand against 61 his opponents needed.... he lost
Friday 1st December 2006
Franks says "Sorry" to his partner... Friday 2nd January 2009, he did it again!
Friday 9th September 2006
Under new landlady, Gill, chips for "lunch", for the first time at the Plough in 15 years.
Annual Dinner, 9th January, 2004
Clive Medhurst scores a 28 on a single hand. Holding three fives and the Jack of Spades in his hand, a five of clubs turned up, providing Clive with a perfect hand, but with the wrong Jack!
Friday 14th March 2003
Weekend of 8th June 2002
Atkins agrees with Walder six times.
For further information about our Cribbage guild, please contact: Mark Esdale
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