BERKSHIRE have completed their fifth successive season without losing a Western Division game – an incredible run of 30 matches.

The champions, who also won three national play-offs in the process, completed this year's campaign with an emphatic win against Dorset at Wargrave.

They had set their visitors an impossible target of 520 on a wicket that was favouring the spinners, and Dorset were dismissed on Tuesday for 238 to leave the champions victorious by 281 runs, leaving them with five wins and a draw.

The match will largely be remembered by two particularly outstanding performances for Berkshire from Euan Woods and Dan Lincoln.

Woods, who lives at the Wargrave ground and was playing on what could be described as his front lawn, hammered a career-best 184 off 236 balls, smashing one six and 22 fours.

With Lincoln making 65 and Savin Perera 49, Berkshire posted a highly respectable first-innings total of 439-8 from 90 overs.

Dorset only managed 150 in reply, with Andy Rishton taking 3-28 and Woods 3-38.

They were not asked to follow on, with Berkshire then going out to add to their 289-run lead.

Perera made 64 and Michael Williams 38 not out, but it was the bold-hitting Lincoln who stole the show.

The Finchampstead skipper blazed onto the offensive, smacking boundaries to all parts of the ground – and beyond.

He cracked seven maximums and five fours in a highly-entertaining knock of 82 from 45 balls in 42 just minutes.

When Lincoln was trapped lbw, Berkshire declared at 230-4.

Dorset got off to a very encouraging start with Luke Webb and 16-year-old Tom Prest putting on 117 for the first wicket.

Skipper Webb was trapped lbw by Chris Peploe for 59 with Prest going on to make an excellent 84 from 144 balls, hitting 11 boundaries in the process.

Dorset, suffering their first championship defeat of the season, continued to frustrate Berkshire, albeit at a rather slow run rate.

In total, they survived for 78 overs before being dismissed for 238.

Peploe finished with 33-10-79-4, Woods 19-2-79-3, Ali Raja 14-2-24-2 and Rishton 12-1-44-1.

Berkshire end the season on 126 points, 35 clear of runners-up Cheshire.