FRINTON Cricket Club captain Mike Comber is bracing himself for a nerve-jangling game of cat and mouse as his side battle for title honours this season.

The Ashlyns Road team are second in the Reeds Brothers Ltd East Anglian Premier League after Saturday’s battling draw against Swardeston.

The Norfolk side claimed 14 points compared to Frinton’s six.

It means they have a ten-point lead at the summit, with 165 points compared to the Tendring team’s 155.

However, Comber knows there is a long way to go and says he and his team-mates are enjoying the challenge of hopefully taking over at the top.

“We’ll keep improving and learn from our mistakes, after last week’s game,” he said.

“It’s going to be a game of cat and mouse all season.

“Every round of fixtures is going to be exciting and the points each weekend could boil down to something as simple as the coin toss.

“It’s a brilliant position to find ourselves in.

“This is what we want, as cricketers, and our game-plan right from the start was to stay in the hunt until the bitter end.”

Frinton head to Bury St Edmunds tomorrow and will be keen to build on the positives of last week’s draw against Swardeston.

The visitors, last year’s runners-up, batted first after losing the toss and accumulated 225 for seven from their 50 overs.

Joe Gatting’s 115 helped them recover from 26 for four but there were four wickets for Comber, at the expense of just 37 runs in 12 overs.

Kyran Young, Ashley Watson and Dulanjala Mendis also captured wickets before Frinton replied and finished on 117 for seven, in their 45 overs.

Michael Griggs’ 34 was the standout innings and there were also notable late-order knocks from Comber (20), Ashley Watson (11) and James Baker (six not out).

The latter duo helped their side snatch a draw.

"We're the only unbeaten side in the league, which is something to be really proud of," added Comber.

"Hopefully we can keep that record intact as long as possible, although we know it's going to be another tough fixture on Saturday.

"It's become a big game against Bury."

Comber is hoping that Essex wicketkeeper Adam Wheater may be available for tomorrow’s trip across the Suffolk border.

The action is due to get underway at 11am.