SKIPPER Mike Reynolds admits Trowbridge did not hold back with the celebrations after lifting the WEPL Wiltshire title on Saturday.

The County Ground club booked their ticket to Premier Two level next season with one match of the season still remaining as a 19-run home win over Marshfield started the party.

Trowbridge won the old Wiltshire Division in 2015, but were denied promotion by the restructuring of the West of England League system, then finished third last summer as neighbours Westbury grabbed top spot.

But there was no denying Reynolds’ men this time around, their consistent form seeing them lose just twice to date this season, while a run of four successive wins has wrapped up the trophy ahead of time.

“In pre-season we had a long discussion about what we wanted to achieve because, on paper, with the team we had, we fully backed ourselves to do it,’’ said the captain.

“We’ve had a fantastic run and to only lose two games, with one match still to go, is quite an outstanding achievement because I believe this is a much more competitive league than it was two or three years ago.

“It’s a great moment for me as the captain, but the boys should get the credit because there have been plenty of times when we’ve been 20-4 or 30-5 and they’ve stuck in and dug it out.

“The important thing is to enjoy it because the club felt hard done by when we didn’t get the promotion a couple of years ago and last season, we were just a little too inconsistent.

“To go through the season we’ve had and play like we have has been fantastic and Saturday was a very big evening for everyone involved at the club.’’ Reynolds believes the arrival of wicketkeeper opener Billy Cookson and addition of bowler Brad Angell have also played a significant role in helping them to glory.

“If you look at Billy’s statistics he’s one of the leading wicketkeeper catchers in the WEPL league and has been a great addition as an opening batsman,’’ added the captain.

“He’s got us off to flyers in our innings and has gone on to make big scores.

“Brad came to the club to test himself in a more competitive background and he’s found his feet.

“It’s great to have the backing of the boys. I didn’t really want to do it (the captaincy) at first but I respect the players and they respect me and it’s been a great season.’’