Great Harwood got a boost on and off the pitch after sealing only their league second win of the season - and receving a £35,262 grant.
The Cliffe Park side were given the financial boost from the England and Wales Cricket Board in partnership with Sport England to develop a three bay net practice facility.
Harwood’s project manager Michael Deasey said: "We are delighted because the provision of good practice facilities was an urgent need.
"We now have excellent practice pitches which are so important for the development of the game at junior and senior levels within the club.
"In recent times the club has made good progress both on and off the field with ECB Clubmark and Focus Club status.
"We have a thriving junior secion and we hope that, by providing cricket and coaching opportunities for the local schools, it will increase participation in the playing of the game."
Sports England and the ECB have a national strategy aiming to increase participation in sport and have £18m of capital investment to award to cricket between 2009-2013.
As well as the cash bonanza, Harwood - who only had one win this season going into Saturday’s clash - were also spurred on on the pitch as they squeezed to a narrow two run victory over their local rivals Oswaldtwistle Immanuel in a nail-biting clash.
Harwood looked in trouble at 42-3 until pro Raouf Akbar got going with the bat and hit 45 off 62 balls including six boundaries.
He linked up with former captain Allan Armer who got a much-needed 31 - with two sixes - while a late 34 from Sohail Ali took Harwood’s total to 166 all out. Immanuel veteran Gerard Metcalf is starring with the ball this season and added another five wickets to his collection.
Oswaldtwistle would have felt confident of overhauling the total but they soon found themselves struggling at 62-3, with pro Chris Cook-Martin out for a disappointing duck.
But Metcalf brothers Daniel and Andrew got together and looked like they could be the undoing of Harwood.
Teenager Daniel is a big talent with the bat and made 42 but elder brother Andrew is betting known for his bowling. He has, however, been limited in recent weeks with a shoulder injury but it didn’t hamper him with the bat as he hit 58 in 50 balls with five boundaries and two maximums.
Going into the last over, Ossie needed nine and with Andrew still there they stood a great chance. But, with the fourth ball of the over, Harwood pro Akbar bowled him on 162 - taking the paid man’s tally to five wickets for the day.
It left Immanuel needing five runs from two balls for a victory but they couldn’t do it leaving Nick Payne unbeaten on 20.
Leaders and champions Baxenden took full advantage at Edenfield despite the absence of suspended skipper Ian Austin.
The former Lancashire star was serving a one-match ban for kicking down the stumps during his team’s defeat by Read last month.
Bottom of the table Edenfield scored 218 in 42 overs thanks largely to professional Raheel Majeed’s 106.
But former ‘Field favourite, Baber Naeem, hit 70 as Baxenden got home with 10 balls to spare.
And they increased their lead at the top as fast-improving Barnoldswick dented second placed Read’s title hopes.
Barlick opener Matt Nutter crashed 137 from 109 balls as his side chalked up their third league win in four games. It was his second ton of the season following an unbeaten 105 against Oswaldtwistle in the PM & M Ramsbottom Cup and he’s now amassed 250 runs in his last three visits to the crease.
Nutter's contribution, containing 22 boundaries and four sixes, helped the visitors to 230 in 40.1 overs Read were dismissed for 212.
Third placed Clitheroe, though, kept themselves in the hunt although they were made to work hard for it, defeating Ribblesdale Wanderers by just four runs. Peter Dibb's 56 proved invaluable for the home side who trail Read by two points and Baxenden by 10 points.