SCOTT Mitchell admits legend status awaits for the Dorset squad if they can secure the county's first ever promotion to British Inter-County Championship Premier Division.

Dorset sit second in Division One with four matches to play ahead of this weekend's crunch clash at third-place Devon.

The top two teams in the league secure a spot in next season's Premier Division.

Scotty Dog told the Daily Echo: "It is a big local derby without the added importance of where the two counties are in the standings.

"If we get promoted we would become legends of Dorset.

"I try to remind the team of what we are on the cusp of achieving and, hopefully, we can pull it off.

"It is in our hands, so it is a case of stepping up and delivering in our remaining games."

After convincing wins against Gwent, Sussex and Cornwall, Dorset slipped to a surprise defeat at London in December.

The squad bounced back last month with victory against Nottinghamshire.

"I always feel a special pride when playing for Dorset," said Mitchell.

"Winning the World Championship, playing for England and bringing the BDO Gold Cup back to Dorset were all big moments but to do something as a team would be different gravy and right up there with my best achievements."