FRINTON Cricket Club vice-captain Michael Griggs believes his title-chasing side are going to take some stopping this season.

The Ashlyns Road team stretched their winning start to the new East Anglian Premier League season to five games after prevailing by three wickets against Saffron Walden on Saturday.

They are second in the table - just four points behind new leaders Swardeston - heading into this weekend’s trip to Horsford.

Vice-skipper Griggs has been delighted by his side’s no-nonsense start and admits he and his team are on a roll.

“To be honest, we’re going to be difficult to stop,” said the 34-year-old.

“Not so long ago we would have ended up losing our recent game at Sudbury (instead of winning by four runs).

“But this time, I always felt we’d go on to win.

“Everyone knows their role in the side and, with the players that have come in, we’ve got something special about us.

“In the last few years we’ve been up and around the top spot, but we’ve always had the capacity to blow up.

“This time, it feels different.

“Our mindset is different and we know we’re the team to beat.

“Of course, everyone will want to end our winning run.

“We’ve become a scalp and sides will be determined to knock us off our pedestal, but it’s up to us to fend them off.”

Former Mistley man Griggs was delighted to be named as skipper Mike Comber’s right-hand man this season, having joined Frinton during the winter of 2015.

The pair form a strong, authoritative combination and will be working in tandem to bring the title silverware to Ashlyns Road.

“Mikey’s a strong character and a very, very good cricketer,” said Griggs.

“He wants someone he knows to be vice-captain and knows that if ever he wants to chat about anything he can count on me.

“From my point of view, it was very nice to be asked.

“More than anything, though, it’s just great being part of this squad because there’s a lot of seriously good, experienced cricketers here.

“That’s been reflected in the start we’ve made and while disappointed not to contribute more myself, everyone has chipped in and played their part so far.

“Blaine (Bannister), in particular, has been a revelation.

“He’s a class act and there’s a great atmosphere running throughout the squad.

“That had possibly been missing before, although through no fault of anyone.

“This season, in contrast, we’re on a roll.”