Mission’s Ethel Beckingham managed to get a perfect hand in cribbage.

Mission senior beats the odds to get a perfect hand

Mission cribbage player Ethel Beckingham couldn't believe it when it happened.

Mission’s Ethel Beckingham couldn’t believe it when it happened.

The crib player finally managed to get a perfect hand.

The highest possible hand at cribbage is 29 points.

It comprises all four fives and the Jack of nobs (a Jack that is the same suit as the turn card). It is extremely rare to score a 29 hand in cribbage.

The odds of getting a perfect hand is about 200,000 to one.