FRINTON Cricket Club skipper Mark Jones says his buoyant side will relish the challenge of facing high-flying Woolpit.

The Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League leaders are the visitors to Ashlyns Road on Saturday.

The Suffolk side have won five and drawn one of their opening seven matches and currently sit a point above second-placed Swardeston.

Jones knows his newly-promoted side are in for a tough test.

However, he says they will head into the match in confident mood after last weekend’s excellent three-wicket win at Norwich.

“We know a fair bit about Woolpit and they are the form team at the moment,” said Jones.

“Their skipper, Andy Northcote, is a top all-rounder and their batsman Frans Bester was always a thorn in our side when he played at Mildenhall.

“The third South African who plays for Woolpit is slow left-arm bowler Michael Rippon.

“He’s a quality act who’s played first-class for the Cape Cobras.

“He’s been getting lots of wickets for them.

“Funnily enough, he toured England with one of our players, Michael Armstrong, when he was at school in Cape Town so we’ll have a plan for him.”

The game starts at 11am and there will be a barbecue post-match – weather permitting.

Frinton will be hoping to build on last week’s victory – a win that lifted them up to fourth in the Premier League.

The star of the day was former Essex man Mervyn Westfield, who finished on six for 24 off his ten overs as Norwich were all out for 88.