Baxenden's double win weekend has come too late as Clitheroe close in on their league title.
Clitheroe need just 14 points from their remaining two fixtures to be crowned Houldsworth Ribblesdale League senior division champions and take the trophy off Bash.
Clitheroe have managed to steal a march in a season where several teams, including Ian Austin’s Baxenden, have looked keener to throw away their championship chances.
Clitheroe themselves have suffered six losses but they look on course to seal their first title since 2006.
And it ends two years of Hyndburn teams being on the top of the pile with first Great Harwood in 2008 and then Baxenden last year winning the crown.
Clitheroe chalked up back-to-back wins at the weekend and Oswaldtwistle Immanuel need to keep it tight tomorrow if they are to stop Clitheroe inching nearer to the title on their New Lane ground.
It has been frustrating for Baxenden that they are now out of the hunt as they have but more miss than hit in the second half of the campaign - but found their form this weekend.
Lewis McIntosh enjoyed a superb weekend with the bat with a 58 and then an unbeaten 70 as he reached 480 league runs for the season.
His 58 - with eight fours and one six - was vital as Bash saw off Edenfield by 24 runs. Baber Naeem and Gary Sudworth took four wickets each. Then, on Sunday, Baxenden were struggling chasing Cherry Tree’s target of 184, as they lurched to 56-4.
But McIntosh hit a quick-fire 70 off 85 balls with six boundaries and three sixes to strike up a winning partnership with Danny Hothersall (41).
It has at least taken Baxenden up to third in the league and they could cement that this weekend with a win over Settle, providing other results going their way.
Great Harwood could still secure a top half of the table finish if they win their final two games.
Their derby at Oswaldtwistle on Saturday was rained off while last man Stuart Maher’s 30 proved vital against bottom club Salesbury on Sunday.
On a damp wicket, Harwood made slow progress amassing just 130 with bowler Maher top-scoring.
However then pro Raouf Akbar got going with the ball and his six wickets meant Salesbury fell 11 runs short.
After the rain-off, Immanuel came up against Read on Sunday who still have an outside chance of winning the title.
Teenager Daniel Metcalf made 43 of their 117 which was never going to be enough.
And Read had Chris Holt’s unbeaten 74 to thank for passing the target with eight wickets to spare. Holt had also taken four wickets.
Clitheroe have a ten point gap over Read who are at bottom of the table Salesbury tomorrow, so the destination of the silverware is expected to go down to the final round of matches.