KINGSTON Lacy old boy Barry Park has labelled their Division One title success as "probably the best achievement" in the village club's estimated 80-year history.

Park, who took four for seven as they beat Henstridge by six wickets to wrap up the championship, also paid tribute to captain Greg Parsons.

"A lot of the credit must go to Greg," said Park, who added: "He has managed to get every Tom, Dick and Harry to play on Sundays for us.

"He has done a brilliant job, both off the field and on it.

"In fact, I would say this is probably our best achievement as a club. We only joined the Dorset Sunday League about 18 years ago and have won loads of titles on our way up the divisions.

"We were runners-up to Parley two years ago and always wanted to go one better, and now we've done it.

"It's incredible really because three of our regular players from last year left three weeks before this season started, and we've played four or five matches with only 10 players.

"So to win the title is tremendous because we are only a little village club really."

Kingston Lacy needed 12 points from the match to clinch the title, with Parley waiting in the wings for any slip-ups.

Ten-man Henstridge elected to bat and were 70 for two, but collapsed to 95 all out with Trevor Shailes (two for 20), Rob Newton, Parsons and Mark House bagging the other wickets.

Nick Park, who has just broken into Dorset's senior side, top-scored in Kingston Lacy's reply with 32.

House got 24 before Stewart Hand (17 not out) and Barry Park (seven not out) steered them home on 97 for four to pick up 19 points.

It meant Mark Ridgewell's excellent 112 off 99 balls for Parley in their 69-run victory at bottom club Mudeford was in vain.

Parley cracked 279 for nine with Tom Mepham (44), Raj Naik (43) and Matt Stickland (30) also shining before they dismissed Mudeford for 210 to secure the maximum 20 points.

Naik (three for four), David Payne (2 for 11) and Stickland (two for 46) grabbed wickets, while stand-in custodian Ridgewell got his only stumping of the season.

Parley - fielding probably their youngest team ever with eight players under 17 - lost out on the title by 0.65 of a point. They finished with 16.17 to Kingston Lacy's 16.82 in an exciting finish.

Barry Park said: "Our 19-year-old wicketkeeper Anthony Ford got one in the mouth after only 10 overs splitting his lip and loosening his front teeth.

"He had emergency dental treatment as well as stitches in his lip.

"We were worried about him during the match and were pleased we won the title for him in the end."

Bournemouth Sports Club clinched third spot with a 108-run home victory over Wayfarers.

Ian Pearce (67), 16-year-old Charles Wootton (40) and Will Old (31) helped them to 238 for eight despite Dorset Under-17 bowler Mitchell Wilson grabbing five for 54.

Carl Jensen hit 40 as Wayfarers struggled to 130 all out and were condemned to relegation. Simon Ridley (three for 46) and Rob Coombs (two for 16) were the main wicket takers.