The Director of Cricket joined in the celebrations after we beat Kentat Canterbury on Saturday night but has since begun to plan for nextyear.

He said: ?Very few teams have managed to win back-to-back Championships and that will be a huge challenge for everyone.

?We?ve got some good players in the squad who will create realcompetition for places next year and I?m not looking to let anyone goor to bring anyone in.

?Winning the Championship is a fantastic achievement but I?m morepleased for the team. As a coach you are living every ball and I feelreal pride for all the players.

?Whenever we win a game my first feeling is of one of relief and theKent game was no different. Winning a game as important as this makeseverything the players have done worthwhile.?