ASH Fearnall's second century of the season secured a second successive victory for Droitwich as they beat Burghill, Tillington and Weobley by four wickets in Worcestershire Cricket League Division One.

After winning the toss and inserting the opposition Spa reduced Burghill to 10-4 with bowlers Phil Thomas and Max Young exploiting the helpful conditions.

Ben Parkinson and Barney Morgan repaired the early damage before the former became the first of three victims for Martyn Davies.

While Morgan held firm for 92 not out his team-mates holed out to a mix of poor shots and great fielding as Thomas took 5-57 with wicketkeeper Dave Huntbatch also claiming five victims.

Chasing 169 to win Spa’s reply started at pace and the score passed 50 from eight overs before Davies holed out at long off for a forceful 30.

Opener Fearnall continued the momentum as 100 came up in just 15 overs before the hosts lost four quick wickets.

But Burghill could find no way past Fearnall who stroked an array of imperious shots and with the help of the dogged Paul Bryan took Spa to the brink of victory before being dismissed for 101.

In the reverse seconds fixture Spa suffered only their third defeat of the season but thanks to other results saw their Division Two lead cut by just two points.

Spa recovered well from 1-2 to post 231-8 thanks to Ash Walton (35), Carl Thomson (51), Karl Goddard (65) and Adam Shaw (40).

Burghill openers Ryan Knight and Greg Penning put on 190 for the first wicket before the former holed out to Ollie Sankey for 77.

Although Martin Woodward claimed two quick wickets Penning finished on 112 not out to clinch a seven-wicket win.

An alarming batting collapse saw the thirds lose by 106 runs to Pershore in Division Five.

Five wickets fell for no runs as Spa capitulated from 104-4 to 104-9 with Archie Oxley taking 5-21.

In a thrilling last-over win the fourths defeated champions Pershore by three wickets.

The hosts were restricted to 157-8 thanks to 4-21 from Paul Foster.

After the loss of several early wickets in reply Tom Goss again stepped up to the plate and was ably supported by son Nick to put Spa back in the game.

Following their dismissals for 49 and 29 respectively a Paul Cowlard cameo of 20 and a mature 17 not out from Danny Mazgajczyk got their side over the line with five balls left.

On Saturday the firsts visit Colwall and Bromyard head to St Peter’s Fields to take on the seconds.

The thirds and fourths play their final league games of the season against Romsley and Hunnington.