PROUD Frinton Cricket Club skipper Mike Comber is tipping his side to go from strength to strength as they build on their explosive start to the new season.

Despite not being at their best, the Ashlyns Road team have won all four of their matches so far - a fifth was abandoned without a ball being bowled - and are leading the way at the top of the East Anglian Premier League.

They have a one-point lead over second-placed Swardeston and will be gunning for more success when they entertain Saffron Walden on Saturday.

It was a dramatic victory last weekend, as Comber’s men prevailed by just four runs at Friars Street.

After losing the toss and being put into bat, Frinton made 210 for six from their 50 overs.

Blaine Bannister continued his strong form with an unbeaten 86 while opener Tom Sinclair gave his side a solid start by scoring 32.

In reply, Frinton made the perfect start when Comber had opener Tom Huggins trapped lbw from the third ball of Sudbury’s innings.

Wickets continued to tumble and the Suffolk side were all out for 206.

“It was unreal,” said Comber.

“The whole game was on a knife-edge, right from the start.

“It was that intense and getting over the winning line was an unbelievable feeling.

“We actually didn’t play to the best of our ability.

“We’re definitely capable of better, which bodes well, but at the moment we’re still pulling results out of the bag.

“When it comes to key moments in games - individual battles and confrontations between batsmen and bowlers - we’re coming out on top.

“We’re finding different ways to win games, rather than dominating matches and winning comfortably.

“Everyone is playing their part but, as I say, it bodes well that we can still move up another gear or two.”

James Baker, who had earlier chipped in with an important 22 not out, took three wickets for just 12 runs in four overs and former skipper Kyran Young returned three for 39 in 8.5 overs.

Ollie Bocking took two for 41 and there was also a wicket for Dulanjala Mendis.

Comber also had praise for fielder Miguel Machado, who took a stunning catch to remove Darren Batch, when the top-order batsman was sitting menacingly on 72.

“It was one of the best catches I’ve ever seen,” added the Frinton captain.

“It was unbelievable and changed the course of the game.

“Full credit to Sudbury.

“It was a hard-fought game but one played in a friendly manner, with real spirit.

“That spirit was transferred from the pitch to the bar afterwards and, despite losing, they rightly kept their heads held high.

“I’d also like to praise our loyal supporters.

“Twenty to 25 of them travelled with us and it’s great that they’re with us, home and away.”

Meanwhile, Frinton were in National T20 Group C semi-final action at home to Sudbury on Sunday.

However, they lost by 11 runs, despite a battling knock of 46 from opener Michael Griggs.

After Sudbury made 176 for three, Frinton finished on 165 for six from their 20 overs.