BAXENDEN professional Jonathan Fielding believes if his side get their bowling right they can go all the way to the Ribblesdale League title.
The paid man took five wickets in Saturday's opening clash with Oswaldtwistle Immanuel in their seven wicket win and knows there is plenty more to come from him - and his side.
"It was a good start for us and, if we can improve our bowling, I do think we will be up there challenging for the league," said Fielding.
"Our batting was fantastic and we were all happy with the win and it was good for me to get five wickets - it was a good start for me and I felt I bowled well.
"Now we have got to carry that on and we will have a really good chance of improving on our third place of last season.
"We also have a new bowler in Andy Marshall and I am sure he will come to the party.
"I have set a personal target of 90-100 wickets," continued Fielding who got 68 last season. "That is always my aim and if I do that we will be okay at the other end."
The batsmen certainly turned on the style with openers Callum Waddington making 73 with one six and 13 fours and David Parkinson making an unbeaten 90.
"Those two always seem to put on runs together but the good thing about us is that we can bad down to numbers eight and nine. The battling line-up is strong and now it is just a case of getting the bowling right and putting teams under pressure and we will be there or thereabouts."
Bash were chasing 188 after Immanuel had to call on sub pro Peter Skuse as Ahmed Saeed hadn't arrived from Pakistan. And the Australian scored 106 from 124 balls.
But with Waddington and Parkinson in the runs, Baxenden celebrated an opening day victory.
Bash face Barnoldswick tomorrow who are one of the tips for the top.
"The new points system makes it wide open but it also means the best team will win the league as the points reflect every game," added Fielding.
"The next three games will be real pointers for us as we have Barnoldswick, Padiham and Clitheroe - we will have a good look at where we are after those games."
Oswaldtwistle have another tough game tomorrow against another of the title favourites Great Harwood who had a good win last week - and have enlisted the help of former Australian Test batsman Peter Sleep.
They didn't need him on Saturday as they saw off Edenfield. Russell Whalley started his season in terrific form with 129 off 100 balls while Allan Armer finished with an unbeaten 97 and captain Paul Houdslworth amassed 48 in their 286-3.
Rishton pro Saeed Anwar Junior sub-proed and couldn't get a run on the board - but took two wickets as they finished 150 runs ahead of Immanuel.
Meanwhile Immanuel will have South African Craig Williams from Monton and Weaste for tomorrow.