Western Warriors shook off their wretched run of form to deliver a severe blow to Highlanders Tilney T20 Blitz title quest.
The hosts won the toss at Titwood and opted to bowl – a decision which proved wise as they skittled the visitors for just 118.
Chris Greaves (33) was the only batsman to offer significant resistance to the tidy Warriors attack before being pouched in the deep off Ross Lyons.
At 40 for one, the northerners had looked on course to post a testing target.
But after plunging to 41 for five, there was no way back.
Mo Awais (42) and Michael English (40 not out) emerged as the prime stars of the home reply – surging to victory in 17 overs.
English was given stout support by Craig Young, the pair finishing the job with a partnership of 54.