FRINTON Cricket Club skipper Kyran Young has hailed the “unplayable” bowling exploits of team-mate Mervyn Westfield.

The former Essex man was in scintillating form in Saturday’s nine-run defeat at Sudbury, in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

He took four wickets for 26 runs in his seven overs, which included three maidens, and his victims included Sudbury captain and opener Tom Huggins.

“Merv was brilliant – almost unplayable at times,” said Young, who also took four wickets at Friars Street.

“It’s the best I’ve seen him bowl for a long time.

“He was really impressive and unlucky not to get more wickets because he took his game to the next level.

“He’s been building up to this all season and we all know what he’s capable of but it was nice to see him produce some overs of genuine pace.

“On fast, bouncy pitches as the season progresses, he should hopefully be rewarded with lots more wickets.”

Frinton were given a target of 271 off 40 overs on Saturday but the match was abandoned due to rain after 34 overs with the coastal side on 223 for seven and a Duckworth Lewis System target of 232.

Sudbury therefore won by nine runs.

“We gave it a really good crack and it was a tight finish,” added Young.

“Sudbury is a place where you can chase scores down, if you get partnerships going.

“We felt we were well-placed so for the afternoon to finish as it did was very frustrating, to say the least.

“We could have bowled a bit better but, overall, we’re playing a pretty good brand of carefree cricket at the moment.”

Frinton host Great Witchingham in the Premier League on Saturday.