THE best way to deal with a disappointment is to bounce back - and that's what Baxenden aim to do.
The table toppers lost out in the final of the Ramsbottom Cup to Blackburn Northern after a rain-affected final which lasted Sunday and Monday night.
It was agony for Bash after they made 141 and Northern were 74-3 before rain stopped play on the Sunday.
Bash's bowlers then rattled off the wickets on Monday and Northern were struggling at 120-8. But, in a dramatic finale, the Pleckgate Road side came through with one wicket and two overs to spare.
It meant there is to be no double for Mark Rishton's side and no first Cup win since 1956.
Instead they are now focusing on their league title chase - and Rishton insists they will have no problem lifting themselves for their huge local derby against Great Harwood tomorrow.
"The defeat took a bit of getting over but we have had a few days now," said the skipper. "It was just so frustrating because we were so close.
"All the lads are disappointed but I couldn't have asked much more of them.
"We set a target of 141 and we were 20 or 30 runs short really.
"Jonathan Fielding, Gary Sudworth and Andy Marshall bowled well but it just wasn't enough. They needed 12 runs and were nine wickets down but they managed to come through."
One highlight for Baxenden was the performance of youngster Dominic Bulcock who made 44 and took three wickets to earn the Man of the Match award.
"He did well and held our innings together with the bat and then took three wickets," said the captain. "He deserved the award but it was still disappointing and now we are determined to go on and win the league.
"It will be a good way to bounce back against Great Harwood and it is probably better for us to be playing another of the top sides than one lower down the league.
"I have spoken to their player Russell Whalley who has a bad hand but says he will play one more game this season - and I bet it is against us!
"He is trying to play mind games but I am sure he will line up against us tomorrow.
"They will want to spoil things for us and they will be up for it but we need to get straight back into it with six games left."
Baxenden had their gap closed at the top to seven points on Saturday when Blackburn Northern - their main title rivals - stole a march by being the only side to play and they celebrated a three wicket win over Padiham.
"I don't think three points for a game which isn't played, and isn't our fault, is enough and needs to be looked at," said Rishton. "In the Lancashire League they have five or six cracks at the whip as they have reserve dates but we don't have any.
"It isn't sour grapes as it has worked to our advantage too this season, as we played when Northern didn't, but I think it needs to be changed and, perhaps for a game rained off, it should be five points.
"Northern picked up 12 points for their win and we just got three and so they have closed the gap.
"The title shouldn't be decided by the weather but on who is the best team.
"But there are six games left and we have to play Northern so that could be a massive game - it could be the title decider.
"We have three more games before we play them and we have to got make sure we stay at the top."
Baxenden play Earby on Sunday while Harwood are up against Read.
Oswaldtwistle Immanuel are at Read and bottom club Barnoldswick as they look to finish their season with a flurry.