TORQUAY beat Bradninch by three runs in a nail-biting game at the Recreation Ground to banish their relegation worries once and for all.
Matt Thompson's impressive run of form continued with a top score of 70 as Torquay reached 217 for seven in 50 overs.
Bradninch, desperate for a win to get out of the bottom two before it is too late, had to go for the runs come what may.
After Jackson Thompson made a brisk 27 off 21 balls, Greg Maher (53) and skipper Tim Piper (69) made a 96-run dent in the deficit.
Bradninch got to the last over needing seven to win with five wickets in hand.
Piper flung the bat a the first ball from Kruger and was caught out in the country.
Mark Vercoe-Curtis and Squire managed three between them off the next four balls, leaving four to win off the last.
Squire gave it the big wind-up, but Matt Thompson had the bails off before he could get back into his ground and Torquay won by a whisker.
Torquay are definitely safe as they are 30 points clear of Bradninch in the second drop spot with only 22 to play for.
Vice-captain Thompson said it was a relief to be safe with a game to go, adding the challenge now is to avoid next season becoming a third successive scrap to stay up.
"It was great to get over the line and confirm our Premier status," said Thompson.
"We didnt make it easy for ourselves defending 217, but credit to Bradninch and Tim Piper as they had us worried.
"It certainly was scrappy but at this stage of the season we aren't about to start complaining how the results come in!
"We've played some good cricket at times this year, some pretty average cricket too so the challenge next year, with a bit more depth is to be a little more consistent and push the likes of Exeter and Plymouth for a Europa League spot, so to speak!"
BOVEY Tracey's title aspirations ended when they were 67-run losers at Sidmouth.
Anthony Griffiths top scored with 89 not out off 113 balls as Sidmouth reached 239 for four in 45 overs then declared.
Bovey were all out for 172 with five overs to go – Sidmouth paceman Josh Bess taking three for 43 to speed them on their way.
Defeat drops Bovey from second to third where they trail Sidmouth by 11 points and Exmouth by 27 with 22 left on the table.
Griffiths and Liam Lewis (47) totted up 80 for the second Sidmouth wicket then Bess (24) and Griffiths added 42 for the third.
Luke Bess upped the tempo with a rapid 47 not out as he and Grffiths added 105 in 12 overs.
The game was won and lost in a 15-ball spell when Bovey lost for wickets for no runs.
Bovey's 74 for one became 75 for five as Peter Bradley (31), Matt Golding first ball, Hancock without facing a ball and Damian Bourke (18) all went.
Bess took three of the wickets and ran out non-striker Hancock for the fourth.
Ben Ayres (21) and Andy Fairbairn (24) attempted to rebuild and put on 53 before Will Gater (2-19) poled Ayres.
It was downhill all the way after that with Cooke (2-14) and Scott Barlow (2-13) doing the mopping up.