NEYLAND leapfrogged Lawrenny on the final day of the season to finish as division one champions.

They turned it round and successfully defended their title after coming back from the brink, being 78 for 7 at one point, eventually posting 140 for 9 to beat their close rivals by 22 runs.

It was a match that swung back and forth as Lawrenny entered the game leading division one by just 9 points.

It got a little sweeter for the league leaders as they won the toss and skipper Joe Kidney put Neyland into bat.

It was here that a shocked crowd witnessed the demise of the home side's top order, Nic Kooman (8), Patrick Bellerby (19), Scott Jones (18), Nathan Banner (7).

A late rally from number nine George Evans (34) helped Neyland top up their score enough to force pressure back on Lawrenny.

To their credit Lawrenny tried to respond under the severest of pressure. Kurtis Marsh made 36 and Kyle Marsh 23, but with Lawrenny needing 24 in the final over it was all too little for the side's first chance at ever winning the league one title.