Craig Fergusson knows Church face one of the biggest weekends in their season as they chase for honours.
Not only are they in Worsley Cup semi-final action tomorrow at Accrington but they then face title-chasing Lowerhouse knowing a win there could boost their own championship chances.
"It’s obviously massive for us," said the captain. "If we win tomorrow against Accrington, we won’t have to do a lot to raise ourselves for Sunday but, if we lose, we will have to pick ourselves up again.
"The good thing about the Lancashire League is that games come thick and fast and, whatever happens tomorrow, we then have a big game on Sunday which we all want to play in."
Church certainly have cup experience having lost three cup finals in the last three seasons – they lost the final of the Worsley Cup to Ramsbottom last season and lost the Twenty20 final in 2010 and this year – all to Ramsbottom.
Accrington, though, won the Worsley Cup in 2008 and there isn’t a lot between the Hyndburn sides in the league.
"It will be evenly balanced and hopefully that should make for a good game – weather permitting," said Fergusson, with the semi-final already starting once but being unable to finish and so it’s back to scratch.
"Both sides have that carrot of hosting the final and the finances that will bring if they win, so it’s huge for whichever team wins it.
"We hosted the final last season so we know how much trouble it takes to organise it and the winner will have a big job on their hands in the next week but I am sure it’s a headache both sides want to deal with."
Fergusson admitted he will have to keep calm after getting a ban for dissent to an umpire during the Twenty20 final – despite his dad Ken being a man in white.
"It was stupid to be honest and I need to learn," said the Church skipper.
Accrington’s former captain Jimmy Hayhurst is a man who’s also faced a ban in the past but Graham Lloyd is the new Thorneyholme Road captain, although he is missing tomorrow with wicket-keeper Matt Wilson standing in.
"Graham has been there and done that at the highest level so he is not fazed by anything and I don’t think Matt will be either," continued Fergusson. "Hopefully we will be talking about what a good game the semi-final was and not any trouble with umpires!"
The battle for the coveted league title has tightened up as Lowerhouse have lost their last three matches with Enfield now in pole position and Fergusson admitted he expected that there would be changes – and will be further ones to come with teams having eight or nine league matches still to play.
"Any team can beat anyone in this league as we have said all along," he said. "It is really tight now. Rishton had a great result against Lowerhouse and then Enfield have beaten them twice to go top.
"Todmorden are there as well while we are in with a shout and Accrington will feel they still have a great chance too.
"It’s all set up for an exciting end to the season."