FRINTON'S table-topping cricketers roared back to action with an emphatic seven-wicket success at Burwell and Exning.

After an enforced three-week hiatus, Mike Comber's men showed no signs of rustiness in Saturday's one-sided Read Brothers Ltd East Anglian Premier League contest.

After losing the toss and fielding first, they ripped through the hosts' batting line-up to leave them all out for just 77.

Only two Exning players managed double figures as the innings was brought to an abrupt halt in the 32nd over.

Sri Lankan spin king Dulanjala Mendis was the undisputed hero, taking season-best figures of five wickets for just 19 runs in 8.3 overs.

Ashley Watson returned three for 14 in four overs and there were also two wickets for skipper Comber, including the scalps of both Exning openers.

Frinton were well and truly in the driving seat by the time they came to bat and they reached their target in the 14th over.

They did lose three wickets along the way, with Michael Griggs bowled for a duck and Jaik Mickleburgh and Kyran Young following soon after, for 25 and 13 respectively.

However, Adam Wheater (13) and Tom Sinclair (16) saw them to a handsome 25 points.

Frinton therefore remain top of the table with a 17-point lead, although nearest rivals Swardeston won by eight runs at Mildenhall.

Third-placed Sudbury triumphed by eight wickets at struggling Vauxhall Mallards.

Next up for Comber's men is a tricky trip to fourth-placed Copdock and Old Ipswichian on Saturday, while Swardeston host second-from-bottom Cambridge and Sudbury entertain Burwell.