Champions Baxenden go into tomorrow’s top-of-the-table clash at Barnoldswick full of confidence after their ten-wicket win over bottom club Oswaldtwistle.
They were helped in no small measure by their professional, Kamran Younas, who struck 99-not-out.
He was stranded one short of his first ton for the club when the winning run was hit.
But captain Andy Caunce reckoned his star man, who also bagged four wickets, was elated at the win and his performance rather than frustrated at falling short of the landmark.
"There was no frustration. He was absolutely over the moon that he performed as well as he did," said Caunce, whose side has now won four and lost one.
He continued: "We bowled them out for 128. Their tail end managed to set up camp for the last 10 overs to try and deny us the bonus points.
"But we managed to bowl them out with an over and a ball to spare."
Liam Riley got five of the Ossy wickets while Younas got four. The remaining wicket was down to the quick-thinking of vice-captain Mark Rishton, with a sharp run out.
Captain Caunce said his team, now placed third in the league, go into tomorrow’s clash with table-topping Barnoldswick full of confidence.
"We’re looking forward to it. We are in good form at the moment. They’re in good form too so it should be a decent game. Our perfomance last week will spur us on a little bit.
"We have a good chance of beating them on Saturday. It depends on who performs on the day and who’s up for it.
"We’re in a good position as far as the league is concerned now. Team morale is very high. The feeling is we can do it and I don’t see why not."
Elsewhere in the Ribblesdale League, Immanuel are still waiting for their first win in the league and face fourth-placed Settle tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Great Harwood are also looking to move out of the bottom places when they welcome Clitheroe to Cliffe Park this weekend.
Harwood have one league win on the board and came up against second-placed Read at the weekend – one of the favourites for the title.
And Read’s big hitter, Mohammed Jamal, smashed 141 of just 85 balls to blast his side back into the title race.
Back-to-back defeats the previous weekend, including a Ramsbottom Cup exit, had raised question marks over the Whalley Road side’s credentials.
But thanks to Jamal, Read amassed 276-9 and chalked up a 160-run success.