DORSET and Wilts continued the perfect start to the defence of their Championship Shield title with a 68-0 triumph against Buckinghamshire.

After the hard-fought win against Berkshire at North Dorset, which saw them trail by 14 points inside 10 minutes, the Twin Counties delivered a 10-try blitz at Devizes.

Don Parsons’s charges sit top of Bill Beaumont Division Three South with one group game to play.

First-half tries from Wimborne pair Steve King and Declan Foley and Bournemouth forward Tom Napier, with Sam Baker adding two conversions, gave Dorset and Wilts a 19-point advantage after 20 minutes.

Skipper Gavin Ougan chipped in with a fourth try before scrum half Owain Hire added a fifth, with Baker converting both to make the score 33-0 in favour of the hosts at the break.

Shortly after the restart, replacement Harry Leadbeater crossed the whitewash closely followed by hooker Gareth Davis.

The visitors then put pressure on the Twin Counties scrum and managed to win some ball, however, although pegged back inside their own half, committed tackling ensured that their defensive shutout remained intact.

During the third quarter, a raft of substitutions were made by both sides but the match administrators failed to keep tabs on the situation until an eagle-eyed touch judge spotted Bucks had 16 players out on the park. The situation was resolved and as the visitors had not managed to score during this period of play it was decided that no penalties were necessary.

Luke Rapson, Rob Best and Ross Williams all chipped in to add to the scoreboard in the final quarter, touching down for a try apiece, with Baker landing all second-half conversions to complete the scoring.

This weekend, Dorset and Wilts go on the road to lock horns with Middlesex, who beat Buckinghamshire 26-10 but lost 28-12 away against Berkshire to sit third in the standings.

The clash on Saturday at Isleworth (3pm) will conclude the group phase of the competition.