MALVERN Rugby Club warmed up for Saturday's crunch clash at unbeaten Midlands Two West (South) leaders Droitwich with a huge victory.

They thrashed Berkswell and Balsall 74-26 at Spring Lane in a 100-point thriller.

Rob Cook’s second-placed side cut loose from the start as prop Grant Fraser sped through to open the scoring.

Full-back Luke Milton then made a break and fed Tom Hale with the skipper outstripping the defence on a 70-metre run to give Cook the conversion.

Malvern turned the ball over with Cook racing out of defence and feeding Milton for a fine try.

A well-controlled driving maul saw the visitors go over for a converted try.

But Malvern drove downfield and debutant scrum-half James Cook secured the try bonus point with barely 25 minutes gone.

The hosts again recycled the ball well for Ben King to score and give Rob Cook the extras.

Malvern won a five-metre scrum and Fraser went over to give them a 32-7 lead at half-time.

Early in the second period, John Friths bounced through the defence to stretch the home lead with Cook converting.

Fraser took a pass and went in for his hat-trick try before their opponents replied with a converted effort.

But rampant Malvern scored again through Conor Giggle to gain a 39-point cushion.

Ninth-placed Berkswell's forwards secured two tries and a losing bonus point after the home side eased off.

But then Hale came back on and stormed through to give Cook the conversion.

Giggle put in another fine run and Hale again went over to make it 21 points in the final four minutes.

Although Malvern do not have a big pack, they stifle the opposition with their line speed, tackling and mobility across the team.

They now head to leaders Droitwich on Saturday for arguably the most important game of the season to date (2.15pm).

The home side have a well-drilled pack led by former Bromsgrove players while Malvern hope to outshine them in the backs so an intriguing match is in prospect.

Malvern are just two points behind Droitwich in the table having lost one of their nine league fixtures.