FRINTON Cricket Club captain Kyran Young says his players are primed and ready to "come to the party" as they welcome heavyweights Swardeston to Ashlyns Road.

The sides are set to meet in a Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League contest on Saturday (11am start).

Swardeston have been crowned champions on seven occasions and finished as top dogs five years in a row, from 2012 to 2016.

They currently sit second but are level on points with last season's title winners, Sudbury.

"Sometimes it's harder when you play the weaker teams because they're happy with a draw but it won't be like that in the next couple of weeks, against Swardeston and Mildenhall," said Frinton captain Young.

"In order to win the league, you need to win every game so they'll be going all-out for victory.

"It makes for a better match and we're really looking forward to these games.

"Everyone's up for them and comes to the party.

"There's a bit more pressure on us but that's a good thing.

"It's part and parcel of being in the Premier League and fingers crossed we can do the deed here on Saturday."

Frinton were held to another winning draw last weekend, at Vauxhall Mallards.

After being put into bat, they made 276 for six from their 64 overs.

Former Essex man Jaik Mickleburgh made 101 and Pulina Tharanga 53.

The Sri Lankan then took a couple of wickets but Mallards finished on 165 for seven. Frinton took 11 points.

"It was very frustrating," added Young.

"Mallards won the toss, chose to bowl but didn't really make a game of it.

"We gave our all and batted well throughout the 64 overs.

"We then bowled as well as we could but unfortunately couldn't get those last couple of wickets.

"We needed some luck to go our way.

"If we'd got one more, we would have got through them and cleaned the tail up.

"We certainly tried our hardest and used eight bowlers but it wasn't to be."

One big positive was Mickleburgh's contribution, on his Frinton debut.

Young hailed his impact and expects the experienced opener to be a key figure throughout the season.

"It was a brilliant start for Jaik," he said.

"He batted really well in pretty tough conditions and really showed his class.

"Without him, we probably would have been a bit light in term of runs, especially given the way the wicket dried up in the afternoon.

"But he really shone for us and it's great having him on board.

"Having that sort of character in the huddle makes a big difference.

"Jaik's going to make a huge difference for us this season.

"Just having him in for one game so far, you can already see the aura he's got.

"He gives everyone a lift and gets the best out of everyone."