FRINTON Cricket Club are hoping for sunshine and big crowds during an action-packed weekend.

The club have a winnable Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League match at home to Horsford on Saturday (11am start).

Then, the following day, the national T20 campaign gets under way at Ashlyns Road, starting at 10.15am.

Frinton are hosting the Essex-Suffolk round and will start with a match against Copdock and Old Ipswichian.

Bury St Edmunds and Woolpit will then meet on the same pitch, before the two winners compete for a place in the next round.

The club are hoping for three-figure crowds on both days.

“Crowds have been very good so far this season and I’m expecting another couple of hundred on Saturday, or at least 150,” said chairman of cricket Pat Patel.

“The league is our priority, but Sunday could be the start of a real adventure, if we make progress in the T20 competition.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun and, if the sun shines, we expect a very decent crowd.

“We had a taste of it a couple of years ago, when we hosted the North Essex League T20 finals. That was unreal.

“It was very hot and so many people came along.

“We’re not expecting that many this weekend, but if we get more than a hundred people we’ll be very pleased.

“The players are up for it and it’s nice to take our minds off the longer format.

“We’re enjoying it and we’ll do everything we can off the pitch, in the hope that things go well on it, too.”

In addition to the cricket, there will also be music, a barbecue and a bouncy castle and the club hope supporters and families turn out in force.