MERVYN Westfield admits he is loving life at Frinton Cricket Club.

The former Essex man is a pivotal figure at Ashlyns Road and plundered another four wickets in Saturday’s 91-run success at home to Burwell.

Frinton are fourth in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League heading into another winnable game this weekend, at third-from-bottom Vauxhall Mallards (11am start).

Westfield is in his fourth season with the club and still very happy to be part of such an ambitious, progressive outfit.

“I really enjoy it here and that’s why I’m prepared to keep travelling up from my home in East London,” he said.

“It takes me an hour and a half to get here but it’s worth it because I love the club.

“I’m very happy and will stay as long as the captain and supporters want me to.

“When I first joined it was a new club and new environment to get used to, after leaving Essex.

“But it made me feel young again. I wanted to impress everyone and still feel exactly the same now.

“I’m not someone who likes moving around and there’s no reason to because we have a great bunch of guys here.

“Everyone gets on well and treats each other with respect.

“That helps create a great team ethic.”

Westfield admits he particularly enjoys playing in home matches at Ashlyns Road.

“It’s a lovely ground and the other big thing that makes it such an appealing place to play cricket is the supporters,” he said.

“They’re great and help create such an atmosphere.

“We go to other grounds and there’s a handful of people there, at best.

“We’re fortunate to have lots of people watching us and it makes such a difference.

“I also really enjoy playing in the East Anglian Premier League.

“It’s a great standard of cricket and very competitive.

“No games are easy and you never see teams rolled over.”