FRINTON Cricket Club captain Mark Jones believes his side can be proud of their progress at the halfway stage of the season.

The club, promoted last year, have made an eye-catching start to life in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

They currently sit mid-table, with two wins, four draws and just two defeats from their opening matches.

Frinton face a trip to former champions Vauxhall Mallards on Saturday and after that, they will have faced all their Premier League opponents.

Jones believes his side can be more than satisfied with their form so far – and insists they have nothing to fear in the second half of the campaign.

“Our aim this year was just to stay up, so to be settled in mid-table at this stage is really pleasing,” he said.

“If we can build on it in the second half of the season and finish in the top half it would be a massive achievement.

“I’ve been really pleased with the way things have gone so far and the boys should be proud of themselves.

“This is a very high level of cricket but we’ve competed in every game so far.

“We’ve applied ourselves well and made every team work hard for any points they’ve taken from us.

“Everyone has played their part.

“I’ve learnt a lot about the boys and there have been so many plus points.

“After this weekend we’ll have played every team and we certainly haven’t got anything to fear against anyone in the return matches.”

Jones believes he has a “great blend” of players at his disposal.

And he says the club’s new signings – Michael Griggs, Kyran Young, Gihan Dilruk and Shayne Moseley – have made an impact both on and off the field at Ashlyns Road.

“The team spirit and atmosphere around the club is fantastic,” said the skipper. “The club’s in a great position and, in addition to the first team, it’s also good to see our second team doing well in the (Marshall Hatchick) Two Counties Championship.”

Frinton’s match at home to Bury St Edmunds was abandoned because of the wet weather last Saturday.

The Suffolk side had batted first and made 225 for nine, with Mervyn Westfield claiming four for 55 and Dilruk four for 39.

Frinton were then 41 for two when the heavens opened, leaving the hosts pocketing seven points and Bury ten.

Jones will be without the unavailable Griggs for Saturday’s trip to Mallards.