EVESHAM emphatically ended a four-match losing streak with bowler James Crenan overpowering cellar dwellers Feckenham.

Crenan claimed six scalps for the loss of just 10 runs to limit the visitors to 55 all out inside 26 overs on Saturday.

It meant Evesham's tally of 216 was more than enough for a 20-point haul, improving their prospects at the wrong end of Worcestershire County League Premier Division.

Top scorer Shiv Kumar's 63 from the middle order outshone the entire Feckenham effort with support from Kamran Abbasi (35).

Only Paul Hird (10) mustered double figures for the away side as Crenan claimed four maidens from his 10 overs.

The result saw Evesham move closer to Stourport and Worcester just above the relegation zone going into Saturday's trip to Old Elizabethans (1pm).

Elsewhere, a batting collapse saw Pershore lose ground at the summit.

The Plums never looked likely to succeed in chasing down Stourbridge’s 239 for seven at The Bottoms having made a terrible start at the crease.

Opener Matthew Brace was cleaned bowled by his second ball without score and was soon followed by Charlie Norton (6), trapped lbw by the unstoppable Jitesh Jivan-Patel (6-29).

Charlie Cross (59) offered a ray of sunshine at 27 for four but the damage had long since been done with Jivan-Patel tidying up the tail, including a first-ball duck for Todd Charlton who was caught and bowled by Pershore’s nemesis.

It was over inside 34 overs with Pershore limited to 118 all out, losing by 121 runs. Marvarick Perry (97) and Josh Banks (88) led the way for Stourbridge in spite of Andrew Hill's best efforts (2-12).

Pershore head to Worcester on Saturday (1pm).