The rain affected several of Saturday’s Ribblesdale League matches but no showers were going to deny Baxenden the chance of steaming away at the top of the table by six points as they bowled neighbours Edenfield out for a paltry 37.
There were defeats for Great Harwood and Oswaldtwistle Immanuel, however, in low-scoring encounters.
Nowhere was the scoring as low as at Gincroft Lane though where Baxenden tore into the home side.
After a brief rain stoppage when Edenfield were six without loss, Lewis McIntosh had home run machine Paul Gallagher chop onto his stumps.
Wickets fell at regular intervals thereafter, McIntosh claiming four as the rest collapsed.
Baxenden got back on after another short rain delay and wasted no time in racking up maximum points, taking just four and a half overs to get home.
Baxenden captain Andy Caunce said: "The wicket was a bit two-paced with the rain but nothing untoward about it. I thought it was a 180-wicket even in the conditions.
"But we bowled extremely well. Ben Swindells, who hasn’t had many opportunities so far this season, opened the bowling because we thought it would seam about and he picked up two wickets.
"We have won all of our games but we are not getting carried away because there are a couple of big weekends to come and we have to keep it going.
"I am happy as long as everyone is enjoying their cricket and that is definitely the case at the moment."
Immanuel missed a chance to add to their reputation as surprise packages but the weather did them absolutely no favours at home to Padiham.
They had the final few overs of their innings wiped out by the rain as they were handily set at 115 for four off just over 36 overs.
Oliver Jones had made 45 and professional Chris Cook-Martin 32 but any late impetus was obliterated by showers.
When they got back on, Padiham were reeling at nine for three but a stand between pro Chris Holt and old head John Bushell saw them home.
Great Harwood captain Stuart Maher was honest enough not to blame the climatic conditions for his side’s disappointing show at home to Whalley.
Harwood did lose one over to the rain but otherwise laboured to 118-9 off 44 as Whalley’s spin bowlers wheeled away economically.
The visitors took their time to get to the modest target losing four wickets but they were given a helping hand or two along the way, according to Maher.
The Harwood skipper said: "We were lethargic in the field and crucially dropped a couple of catches.
"Their pro was dropped on 20-odd and went on to make 50 and Simon Gorton, who got 30-odd not out, was put down.
"In a low-scoring game holding those chances would have made it a lot more difficult.
"I didn’t really recognise many of the names on their team-sheet lower down the order so it might have been a different game with a bunch of mainly inexperienced batsmen to come in.
"But we weren’t positive enough with the bat earlier on either, especially in view of the fact that the weather could have played a part.
"They bowled 40 overs of spin where we had just three and slow bowling was much more effective on the day.
"The performance wasn’t good enough and the players were told so plainly afterwards.
"We need to give our season a bit of a kick-start."
GREAT Harwood visit Lancashire League neighbours Church for a 20/20 friendly match tonight (Friday), start time 6.15pm, admission free.
Harwood travel to Cherry Tree on Saturday while Immanuel are at Barnoldswick.
Leaders Baxenden play host to Clitheroe.
All league games start at 1.30pm.