NEW Clacton Cricket Club captain Harlan Greig says he is enjoying the responsibility of being skipper.

The South African has replaced Imran Sheikh in the Vista Road hotseat and is hoping to mastermind a successful season for the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship side.

So far, it's been an inconsistent start for the second division team, with three wins and three draws from their opening six matches.

However, Greig is confident about the season ahead and hopes he and his players give a decent account of themselves in Saturday's trip to Dunmow.

"Being captain is great," he said.

"Obviously I'd have liked the results to be a bit different but I'm certainly enjoying it.

"I think about cricket a lot and it's nice trying to convert those thoughts into plans on the pitch.

"We've lost three games but some of those defeats were against top sides.

"We've got the capability to be challenging at the top of the league, if we fire at the same time.

"There's no reason why that can't happen.

"Most of these boys were at school together and they've been playing cricket together for a number of years.

"They know what makes each other tick and everyone is super-close."

Clacton won by five wickets at home to Sudbury, on Saturday.

After winning the toss and choosing to field, they dismissed their visitors to 124.

Lewis Kirk returned four wickets for 28 runs in 15 overs and Greig three for 20 in 14.3.

In reply, the Seasiders strolled to victory thanks to a half-century from opener David Fitzpatrick.