An understrength Fifths crashed to a humiliating defeat at Wormley putting a serious dent in their promotion chances.
They were brutally exposed by a moderate bowling attack on a decent batting track as they were skittled for just 121.
The home side then knocked off the runs without losing a wicket in under 15 overs, leaving KPCC without a single point for their efforts.
The defeat sees the IIIs slip from third in Division Six to seventh and they will need to bounce back with a strong performance next week to keep their promotion hopes alive.
The day began badly with skipper Graham Fisher calling in sick with a dose of food poisoning. Yet more last-minute shuffles saw the side travel to Wormley, stripped of frontline bowling options.
Put into bat the minimum target was 200 runs and ten points and, with the classy Steve Holmes batting with power and assurance against a largely unthreatening attack, it looked achievable.
But after a breezy 36 packed with typically stylish shots, Holmes lamely chipped the ball to mid-off to set off a collapse. Jonathan Cirkel smacked some meaty blows in his 20 and a few late-order biffs by Sam White lifted the total past 120 but it never looked enough.
The Wormley openers set about the IIIs’ new ball attack with relish, smacking a succession of half-volleys, hit-me length balls and long-hops away, reaching the target without breaking sweat.