Great Harwood's Phil Allen admits its frustrating every time he looks at the league table - as his side don’t seem to move.
After a disappointing start to the new campaign, the 2009 champions have picked up and won three out of their last four games.
But instead of climbing the league table as you would expect, they are not moving or, even worse, slipping down the table.
"We were fourth from bottom and then we have beat Earby, Read and Clitheroe in our last four games - only losing to Clitheroe in those four - and instead we have gone down the table to second from bottom because we aren't picking up bonus points," said the skipper, with Harwood picking up just 10 bonus points all season.
"I have been looking at the table and we are in a group of won six, lost seven and those above us are won seven, lost six.
"A couple of wins and we could be in mid-table or beyond but we have thought that a couple of times and haven’t moved. And the fact we have had slow starts to games and haven’t picked up bonus points has certainly kept us down there.
"This league is so close and it is just a case of everyone beating everyone this season.
"We have showed that we can be good side by beating Read and Clitheroe, who are both challenging for the title, and we are now playing like a team rather than individuals.
"We didn’t have the best of starts to the season and we didn’t have the smoothness or confidence and that had a knock on effect.
"We just couldn't get any consistency but, at least batting-wise, we now seem to be coming together.
"Allan Armer is doing well - he was in a 75 partnership on Saturday and he made 71 of the runs - and I have got better as has Patrick Swanney and Paul Houldsworth - we are getting there.
"We are playing our own games and it is paying off. I think at the start, especially me, I was putting too much pressure on myself.
"But the frustrating thing is that, while the batting is now going well, we are still struggling at times with our bowling.
"We have been slow starters in games and Rufi (pro Raouf Akbar) isn't bowling as well as he did last season but he is coming more into the games now and Richard Shovelton has come back playing and, fortunately, he is having a bit of a reincarnation at the moment even at 41!
"We seem to be doing okay towards the back end of the season and now we have got to carry it on."
It’s double headers this weekend where the table may finally take some shape - Harwood face Edenfield and Cherry Tree before Settle next weekend.
Allen added: "These three games are all winnable and, if we can do that, we may finally move up the table and get into a healthy position - at least I hope so!
"We are not used to being down near the bottom and it is frustrating that we haven’t been able to pick up many bonus points which would have made a big difference."
Baxenden have certainly lost the winning habit in the league and are now 12 points behind Clitheroe after losing to Ribblesdale Wanderers at Back Lane - their fifth league defeat on the trot.
Ryan Gladwin and Dave Howard hit half centuries as Wanderers made 184-7 in a game reduced to 39 overs a side.
Captain Ian Austin, who took 3-30 from 10 overs, hit 40 in the run chase but a succession of low scores left Baxenden 19 runs short.
OSWALDTWISTLE Immanuel were on the losing side despite another big hit from pro Chris Cook-Martin who made 85 of their 185.
Ossie had Cherry Tree in trouble at 1-1 and 86-5 but Daniel Lord’s 55 turned the game in their favour and he linked up with Paul Turner (63) to see Cherry Tree home with two wickets to spare.