FINE all-round displays by Josh Hawes and Steve Emson saw Worcester Nomads record back-to-back wins with a victory over much-fancied Chaddesley Corbett in Worcestershire Cricket League Division One.

The pair snaffled six wickets between them and then produced quick runs to help steer Nomads to victory with two balls to spare in a close encounter.

Having won the toss, Chaddesley took first knock and set off at a pace.

But the early sprint was short-lived as Harvey Groves had Waqas Ahmed (11) caught by Emson.

Patrick O’Driscoll found a decent line and length as Chaddesley’s progress stuttered early on.

Stands of 30 or 40 were frequently punctuated by dismissals as Nomads rang the changes.

The home batsmen were kept in check and never managed to dominate.

Hawes' introduction had the desired effect as the young leg-spinner ripped though the middle order.

Bilal Hassan (16) was caught by Ollie Ranscombe followed by Tahseel Ahmadzai (51) by Andrew Knowles as Hawes finished with 4-27.

Chris Mole arrived at 157-5 and smashed 45 from 24 balls with four sixes before being out off the last ball when caught by Cameron Blakey off O’Driscoll.

Their total of 221-9 was within reach but Mark Groves fell early on for just a single.

Guy Davies continued his imperious form and did not waste a bad delivery as he sailed past the half-century mark.

A 50-stand for the second wicket with David White (16) put the visitors back on track.

Davies and Ranscombe added 48 before the former was out for 76.

Runs dried up and Ranscombe was fifth out at 156 for a valuable 43.

Two middle-order run outs hit hard as the eighth-wicket pair of Emson (31 not out) and Hawes (27no) came together with 55 runs to get and overs running out.

There was no big hitting as good running and strike rotation reached the target with just two balls to spare for a three-wicket success.

The win lifted Nomads well clear of the bottom three and within sight of a late-season charge to a top-five finish.

For the seconds against Harborne in Division One, Andy Hill took 4-24 and Tom Baker 3-47 in a 52-run victory after Derek Austin scored 96.