BAXENDEN Cricket Club are planning for the future as they hope to level and relay the lower end of their Back Lane ground.
It could cost the club around £15,000 but they are hoping to get the financial backing as they say they desperately need to make the playing surface better.
The first thing they need to do is get Clubmark status - to show the club meets certain criteria - and then they can apply for bigger grants.
"We need to do it," said chairman David Clegg. "The problem is the water from the adjoining field runs down and makes that third of the field treacherous and uneven and makes fielding difficult.
"It has deteriorated over a number of years and we need to remove the existing turf and relay it.
"We are hoping to get the Clubmark this year and then see what kind of grants are available. It also means, if we start work, we may have to play around five of our games somewhere else at the end of 2007 - but that is all for the future."
Meanwhile, in the secretary's report at the AGM, it was admitted the performance on the field by the Ribbledale League side failed to live up to expectations.
Although professional Indika Gallage was the top wicket taker and Pete Usher took more than 50 wicket, Baxenden only won nine games all season.
The club have now changed professional for this season and they are hoping former Walshaw paid man Jonathan Fielding will be an inspirational figure this season. He took more than 120 wickets last year and scored 650 runs.
David Parkinson has been added from Farnworth - a strike bowler and opening batsman - while Andrew Caunce is a wicket keeper and middle order batsman.
The Second XI finished just outside the bottom two while the club have now added two youth teams - Under nine and Under 18 - to go alongside the Under 11s, 13s and 15s.
On the financial side, the club reported a £1,355 loss in 2005 against a profit of £4,315 in 2004.
The bar profits, subs and sponsorship was up but they had to pay more out for playing and club house expenses. The bar profits were £15,982 against £13,448 in 2004.
The clubs income was mainly due to the popularity of the clubroom - with a record income in 2005 but there was also expenditure with the installation of a big screen and Sky television.