BUDMOUTH A claimed the Division One trophy after a title-deciding 28-15 victory over Park District A, with Josh Clark scoring a maximum.

Park A went in to that final match knowing they needed to overturn a nine-point deficit, having put their compatriots Park District X to the sword the week before with a strong 27-8 win.

Budmouth A, however, were not willing to give up that lead and Clark was the only player to score a maximum with Moses Lewis losing to Luke Hunt in five legs and Will Jolliffe losing to Ray Cody also in five legs.

Each of the Park players won in five legs which ensured they finished equal second with Springfield A, but crucially 21 points behind Budmouth A.

Springfield A finished joint second with Park A after finishing their season a couple of weeks ago in a 18-18 draw with now champions Budmouth A.

Budmouth B finished in fourth with a convincing 24-10 win over Park District X, making the most of Park only being able to field two players.

Up and coming Ben Howe and Jed Brackenridge both beat Alec Brown, but found John Ryan in the form that has meant him finishing second in the averages behind Jeff Rigby.

Budmouth B also made the final of the Handicap Cup to wrap up a great season. There are two matches left to play to decide the minor places and the relegation spot but Park X look favourites to go down with a 19-point gap to make up on Preston B.

Shipton Gorge B managed to make up the 51 points they were behind Springfield B, by winning their last two matches and pipping them to the Division Two title by seven points.

Gorge beat bottom team Colliton C 28-6, before wrapping things up with a 27-10 win over Wyke A but they needed 23 points to win the title against a Wyke team already assured of fourth place.

Wyke started strongly winning two of the first four matches but Shipton regained the home form which has taken them to the top of the table for the second time in three seasons.

Graham Albertella and Brian Cammell top scored with nine-point maximums.

A special mention must be given to Springfield B who have finished second in the table despite going through the season unbeaten.

All Saints A finished in third place with young Jess Moggeridge topping the averages for them.

Moggeridge secured a maximum as they finished with a 25-14 win over Preston A.

Wyke A, Shipton Gorge C and Preston A filled the next three places but there was further drama at the bottom of the table. Budmouth C suffered their 14th loss of the season out of 14 matches played, after a 25-12 loss to Wyke A, but managed to avoid finishing bottom.

Roger Walden and Tony Dobbs both scored maximums to ensure Wyke A finished the season on a high, although Dobbs needed five legs to beat both Ella Stanton and Rosa McKechnie.

The result meant Colliton C needed eight points in their last match with Shipton Gorge B but this was not to be and, despite beating Budmouth C twice, missed out on catching them by a point.

Budmouth D secured the Division Three title with a 24-17 win over third placed finishers Springfield D.

A hard-fought match between two of the division’s top three teams saw Liam Critchard score a maximum, and lead Budmouth to victory as well as being involved in one of the matches of the night in beating Pete Anderson 3-2.

Wey Valley were runners-up and managed a convincing 28-11 win over Preston E, despite missing Ethan Bingham. Budmouth E finished in a respectable fourth position and signed off with a good win over second-bottom Wyke C.

Preston D and E and Wyke B finished fifth, sixth and seventh respectively with Park District Y finishing bottom.