FRINTON Cricket Club captain Mike Comber is taking nothing for granted but admits his table-topping side are on the verge of "something special".

The Ashlyns Road team are still unbeaten and leading the way in the Read Brothers Ltd East Anglian Premier League.

They have a 16-point lead over second-placed Swardeston after Saturday's wet weather washed out their scheduled fixture at Copdock and Old Ipswichian.

It means they have a historic championship in their sights and a nerve-jangling finale is on the cards, as Comber and his men strive to bring the Premier League silverware back to Tendring.

However, nothing is being taken for granted just yet.

"Excitement is certainly growing but, in the back of our minds, we know how quickly things could change," said the former Essex man.

"It's fine margins and one defeat - one off-day - would blow the title race wide open and make it a three-horse race again.

"There's a very long way to go and a lot of hard work ahead, which is why no-one is getting ahead of themselves or being complacent.

"But there's no doubt it's been an amazing season and we know we're on the brink of something special.

"I certainly believe we can sustain this form and get over the line.

"I can't say I've seen any chinks in our armour, in terms of pressure or fatigue.

"The boys are enjoying being front-runners and relishing the challenge of knowing everyone wants to beat us.

"We're a scalp because we're top of the table and I know every other team would love to be the ones to take our unbeaten tag."

After last week's disappointment, Frinton will be hoping to get back in action - and back to winning ways - when they welcome third-placed Sudbury to Ashlyns Road on Saturday (11am start).

Comber is feeling optimistic and believes his players are hitting form at just the right time.

"People are raising their games on different days," he said.

"Dulanjala Mendis, for instance, had a quieter spell but was then deadly - completely unplayable - against Burwell the other Saturday.

"Had he had the new ball during his spell, he would have finished with seven or eight wickets instead of five.

"Every week, someone seems to step up to the plate - as opposed to a couple shining one week and then no-one playing especially well the next.

"So in terms of form, the boys are timing it just right.

"Everyone's chipping in and it means we've been able to build a nice lead at the top of the table."

Last weekend's weather also washed out Frinton's Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship second division fixture at home to Sudbury.

They remain second in the table - in a promotion spot - and will be hoping to boost their chances when they make the trip to fourth-placed coastal neighbours Clacton on Saturday (1pm start).