FRINTON Cricket Club's Ollie Bocking can spearhead his team's attack in the second-half of the season, according to impressed captain Mike Comber.

The former Colchester and East Essex man returned the exceptional figures of five wickets for 45 runs in 13.3 overs before having to go off with cramp, in Saturday’s six-wicket success at Cambridge Granta.

His heroics helped Frinton restrict their hosts to 131 all out, in the Read Brothers Ltd East Anglian Premier League showdown.

Dulanjala Mendis and Ashley Watson took three and two wickets respectively before Frinton easily reached their target, with Kyran Young hitting 47.

“Ollie bowled so well,” said a delighted Comber.

“He’s been unlucky not to have taken more wickets but this was his best performance so far.

“Not only did he take five wickets, he removed their two danger men – Michael Pepper and Peter Younghusband.

“He’s really coming into his own, bowling with more pace, venom and control.

“I can see him spearheading our attack in the second half of the season.

“Ollie goes about his business quietly and everyone was so pleased for him.

“The only disappointment was that he had to go off with cramp, because it would have been interesting to see how many wickets he could get.”

Frinton pocketed 25 points and there was more cause for celebration when news filtered through that second-placed Swardeston and Sudbury, in third, had drawn their matches against Horsford and Mildenhall respectively.

“Our victory, coupled with other results going our way, made it a huge weekend,” said Comber.

“Swardeston and Sudbury will chase us all the way.

“We know that and that’s why last weekend’s results were so important.

“We celebrated our victory and then were on our phones looking for scores elsewhere.

“The other games were still going on as we left so it was on the bus home that we saw both had drawn.

“It was like having another celebration.”

Frinton will hope for more success when they travel to Great Witchingham tomorrow (11am start).

Former Essex man Jaik Mickleburgh is available and should now be clear to play in all his side’s remaining fixtures.

“Witchingham have a very strong batting line-up,” said Comber.

“We have to go there and be fully focused, do what we do best and stick to our gameplan.

“We have a little cushion at the top now and want to maintain it as long as possible.

“The most pleasing thing is that the whole club is in it together – from the first team to the second to the thirds.

“We all want to be successful and everyone’s buying into that.

“It’s working very well and now we need to keep working hard, doing what we’re doing and enjoying each other’s success.”