FRINTON sent shockwaves through the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League after a six-wicket defeat of unbeaten leaders Sudbury on Saturday.

Having won the toss, the visitors' skipper, Tom Huggins, opted to bat in near-perfect weather conditions at Ashlyns Road.

Huggins opened the batting himself but saw fellow opener Keelan Waldock quickly caught LBW by Mervyn Westfield.

Darren Batch (19) offered some support until caught and bowled by Mike Comber.

Shortly after, Huggins departed for 38 to a good slip catch by captain Kyran Young, again off Comber's bowling.

Ben Parker then anchored the Sudbury innings with a hard-fought 42-run fourth-wicket partnership with Ben Reece (32).

Parker top-scored with 41, until dismissed by Westfield.

With some resistance from the tail, the visitors managed 200 with the bat but, with Frinton generous with 32 extras, the total posted was 232 for eight off their 64 overs.

Westfield was the pick of the bowling attack, picking up three wickets for 46 runs off his 16 overs.

The visitors were clearly confident Frinton would not reach this target and were boosted by Jamie Poulson bowling Frinton openers Joe Fowler and Mike Griggs for two and 12 respectively.

The arrival of skipper Young steadied the ship and when joined at the crease by Comber, the pair showed why they have both been called up for Suffolk county duty as they put on a 162-run fourth-wicket partnership without offering a sniff of a wicket.

Comber held his bat for an unbeaten 104, which saw 11 boundaries, including two massive sixes.

The game was all but won when Young departed on 87 and Frinton crossed the line with six wickets in hand and five overs to spare.

The Young-Comber partnership was hugely enjoyed by a large crowd at Ashlyns Road.