DORSET and Wiltshire head coach Don Parsons is hoping to emulate their County Championship Shield success from last season by winning it again.

The twin counties topped Bill Beaumont Division Three South in 2018 following pool wins over Sussex and Essex, but lost to Berkshire.

Parson's side have the opportunity to avenge the 40-38 defeat on Saturday at North Dorset (3pm).

He said: “We would like to win all three of our games and I don’t want to harp on about last year but we had tremendous success.

“It was a tough campaign, but we managed to win the group and then the whole thing last year so it would be nice to kind of emulate that or at least get a decent kind of performance.”

The main loss for Parsons and his coaches will be the absence of any players from the county’s highest ranked side – Bournemouth.

The South West Premier champions gained promotion to National Two South with a stunning 25 victories in their 26 level-five fixtures.

But the Chapel Gate men are staging their end-of-season awards do the night before, and Parsons said it gives others a chance.

He added: “There are no Bournemouth first-team players involved for this weekend’s game so obviously they have had a fantastic season and won their league and I assume it is their end-of-season dinner on Friday night.

“To be quite honest we would be a little bit churlish if we got precious about that because they should be quite rightly celebrating that success and good on them.

“But we do have another couple of squad players in and around the squad so that is good and they bring good experience.

“The nice thing about this is that we do it in a way where it is not just about the matchday squad – it is about if you want to come to training and work on your own development, then that is an opportunity for you as well.”