If Accrington are to have any Lancashire League title ambitions they know it’s a massive weekend for them.
The fourth-placed side didn’t finish any games in the rain-affected weekend and so now it’s looking ahead to tomorrow.
And that means a trip to unbeaten league leaders Lowerhouse, who Jimmy Hayhurst’s men really need to see off it they are to reclaim the crown they won in 2008 and 2009.
"It is a big weekend for us," said the captain. "It seems to be Lowerhouse and then the rest of the league playing for second spot this season.
"I thought they were good last year when they won the league but they have improved again this year.
"I don’t think they have lost a home game for something like two years, which is ridiculous.
"They are the best side in the league, they are the best individuals who play as a team and they have great off-field support.
"But we ran them close earlier on in the season and, if Chris Bleazard hadn’t taken a catch off Graham Lloyd near the end just as Lloydy was beginning to hit it all over, then it would have been interesting.
"But if we can beat them then it puts us back in contention and it also gives the chasing pack a bit of a lift and that’s what we go out aiming to do."
Accrington are missing Stuart Crabtree who has hit 234 runs so far this season but otherwise have a full squad to choose from.
"Stuart has been doing well but we haven’t had to rely on one individual," continued the captain. "If one player hasn’t put in a performance another one has so, while we will miss him, hopefully someone else will stand in."
After Lowerhouse, it’s Haslingden who have picked up a run of form – led by professional Harry Boam – to jump to sixth spot in the league.
"Haslingden have been on a decent run," continued the Accrington captain.
"They are a good young side with a decent pro but also have experience as well.
"If we can get 20 points out of this weekend it will be a good weekend for us while 24 would be a huge achievement."
Hayhurst, whose side are through to the semi-finals of the Worsley Cup where they face Church in a replayed game, admits he feels like the season is a wash-out with the number of games called off.
"I have never knowns so much hanging around," said Hayhurst.
"It’s just really hard. And all the five replay dates are now used up, which means we are playing almost every weekend until the end of the season in September.
"I do think it’s something the league committee need to look at as I think the committee tend to think about the spectators and not the cricketers.
"We have to stop Dibber (David Ormerod) training because of his knees as he needs a break. We are all fully committed and we want to play cricket but sometimes other things need to be taken into consideration.
"The five fixed dates are now used up, there is a lot of cricket to be played, a lot of time and you do get ear-ache from wives, girlfriends and families and so on.
"I know this has been a particularly bad season for the weather but I do think changes are needed."