A remarkable last-wicket stand on 67 denied Dulwich victory on the final day of the cricket season - but they did enough to preserve their Shepherd Neame Surrey Championship status.

But they took just one point thanks to the efforts of Stuart Hampton and Junior Simpson, whose partnership gave hosts Normandy the four points for a winning draw they needed to stay up themselves - and send Esher down.

Earlier, Jimmy Daley had hit his third century of the season to put Dulwich in control after they had opted to bat against a makeshift attack.

Dulwich were 34-2 inside 12 overs before Daley and Dai Williams (47) put on 118 for the third wicket.

A quickfire stand of 70 off just 8.2 overs between Daley and Richard Farrow then gave Dulwich momentum before Farrow was out for 30 off 27 balls.

He was followed in the next over by Daley, whose chanceless 128 off 160 balls took his aggregate from 10 matches this summer to 492 at an average of 54.66.

Dulwich closed on 241-6 from their 55 overs.

Set 4.4 runs per over to claim the winning draw, Normandy slipped behind the rate with Dave Burton and Arshad Iftikhar taking a wicket each to leave them on 31-2.

After a stand of 51 with Aussie Anthony Clark, James Robson was out stumped by Ryan Birbeck off veteran off-spinner Graeme Hough for 31.

Six wickets fell for 44 runs in 13 overs with Hough and Burton claiming three wickets each.

With 94 wanted for the wining draw off 15 overs with only two wickets left, Normandy looked doomed.

But Hampton went on the attack, adding 28 with Richard Mansell in less than six overs.

It looked all over when Nick Brown bowled Mansell.

But Simpson and Hampton then put on 67 in the remaining 9.3 overs to secure an unlikely winning draw and saving Normandy at Esher's expense.

Hampton's 58 not out came off 54 balls, while Simpson hit 26 off 30, with Dulwich left to rue two missed chances.

Burton took 4-103 to finish with 41 wickets for the season, while Hough finished with 3-53.

Dulwich finished seventh in the Premier Division and the club has retained three top flight clubs with their second XI finishing fourth and their third team seventh.