FRINTON Cricket Club skipper Mike Comber believes his team can underline their title credentials by defeating fellow high-fliers Sudbury on Saturday.

The Suffolk side won the East Anglian Premier League last season and currently sit fifth in the table, although suffered a surprise 31-run defeat at Burwell and Exning on Saturday.

Frinton are top but were left without a game last weekend, following the abandonment of their home clash with Copdock and Old Ipswichian.

Wet weather left them kicking their heels but they hope to return to winning ways this weekend.

"It's a huge early-season fixture for us, without doubt," said Comber, who has a full-strength squad to pick from, now including former Essex man Jaik Mickleburgh.

"Sudbury are very good at home and, along with Swardeston, they've been the team to beat in the last couple of years.

"So if we could go there and turn them over, it would be a huge achievement.

"I think other teams already know what we're capable of, in terms of the names on our team sheet, our talent and experience.

"But winning a game like this would only confirm that and send out a message.

"I certainly believe it's possible and if we play our best cricket, we've got a very good chance.

"We've just got to keep doing what we're doing, train hard and stick together, to make sure we keep moving forward.

"As captain, that's all I can ask from my players and as far as this weekend goes, maximum points is definitely our target."

Comber and his players were bitterly disappointed not to play last Saturday.

The Copdock match was called off without a ball being bowled.

"It was so frustrated," said the former Essex man.

"We were just about to walk out when the heavens opened.

"It absolutely poured and didn't really stop until about 2pm.

"That's when it was decided to abandon the fixture.

"The seven points we gained meant we kept hold of top spot - just about - but it was certainly very disappointing.

"Copdock were a bit light on numbers and we really wanted to make it four straight wins."