FRINTON flexed their muscles once again to complete a fifth East Anglian Premier League victory.

This time their victims were Saffron Walden, as Mike Comber's men marched to a three-wicket success at Ashlyns Road.

It was their fifth win from six games - one was abandoned - although they were replaced at the top of the table by Swardeston, who picked up the full 30 points from their monster 203-run victory at basement boys Vauxhall Mallards.

Frinton pocketed 25 points and now trail their title rivals by four points.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Saffron Walden were all out for just 185, in the 63rd over.

Comber did most damage, returning three wickets for 29 runs in nine overs, and there were also three wickets for Ashley Watson (three for 50 in 18 overs).

Dulanjala Mendis helped himself to a couple while Ollie Bocking and Blaine Bannister also captured Saffron Walden wickets.

In reply, Frinton lost seven wickets but eventually reached their target in the 51st over.

Bannister, proving a really classy addition this season, top-scored with 38 and Comber hit 33.

Kyran Young chipped in with 28, vice-captain and opener Michael Griggs 17 and former Essex man Jaik Mickleburgh 14.

Saffron Walden's top bowler was Cameron Taylor, who returned three for 23.

Frinton will now hope to continue their explosive start to the new season when they visit mid-table Horsford on Saturday (11am start), while also hoping Swardeston drop points at home to Burwell and Exning.