Essex boosted their hopes of promotion from Division Two of the LV= County Championship with an eight-wicket win over Worcestershire with a day to spare.
Seamer Reece Topley finishes with match figures of 11-85 as Worcestershire were bowled out for 299 second time around, leaving their opponents chasing a nominal target of 51 at Chelmsford.
The hosts did lose Jaik Micklebrugh for 28 and also Greg Smith for two, but an unbeaten 22 from Nick Browne saw them over the line and seal a 23-point haul.
Resuming on 163-3 and still requiring 86 to avoid an innings defeat, Worcestershire were quickly plunged into further trouble when 19-year-old Topley captured wickets with the second and fifth deliveries in his first over.
Nightwatchman David Lucas was trapped leg before while Joe Leach edged the left-arm seamer through to wicketkeeper James Foster.
Opener Matt Pardoe managed to add only 14 runs to his overnight 74 when he chased a widish delivery from Ryan ten Doeschate that ended in the hands of Mickleburgh at second slip.
His departure left the score at 200-6 and although Michael Johnson fell soon after for three, a spirited partnership between Ross Whiteley and Shaiiq Choudhry at least meant Essex would have to bat again.
They resisted for 19 overs while adding 67 before Choudhry departed to the final ball before lunch as he edged a catch to Foster after making 34.
Whitely was dismissed for 38 with the first delivery of the afternoon, another Foster victim, to provide Topley with his tenth wicket of the match.
A late flourish saw Jack Shantry and Alan Richardson, who ended up unbeaten on 14 from just 11 deliveries, add 29 runs but it was Topley who had the last word, dismissing the former for 12.
Left-arm spinner Choudhry did claim two wickets in Essex's short run chase but Worcestershire emerged with just three points for their efforts.