BAXENDEN skipper Mark Rishton is hoping there is no stage fright as his side face fellow title challengers Blackburn Northern tomorrow.
It is a two horse race for the Ribblesdale League crown and tomorrow's clash at Black Lane could go a long way to deciding the destination of the 2007 title with just three games remaining.
Both are level at the top of the table but something will have to give tomorrow.
"I will tell the lads to keep going and do what they have been doing all season because they have done well so far and it has got us to joint top of the table," said the Bash skipper.
"I will be trying not to make it into a big game as we don't want the players to start freezing on the big stage.
"We just have to play our normal game and, if we are not good enough, then so be it.
"But I think we deserve some silverware from this season."
It is an exciting finale to what has been a good campaign for Bash.
They did look favourites to clinch the crown at one point but Northern have made sure they kept the pressure on with the last three games now do or die - especially tomorrow's.
"At one stage I think we were 17 points clear at the top of the table but we had our game called off and they played theirs and picked up 12 points," said Rishton.
"Then we got beat by Great Harwood and they overtook us. But we picked up two more points than them at the weekend and now we are level and there is all to play for."
This was when professional Jonathan Fielding took 4-17 against Ribblesdale Wanderers and skittled them out for 60.
Fielding now has 89 wickets in all competitions and 86 in the league - coming close to his pre-season target of 100.
Baxenden were comfortable in reply with a seven wicket win.
Northern, meanwhile, couldn't get Settle's final wicket and it gave Baxenden the chance to draw level.
"Jonathan has done really well for us and deserves to get to the 100 wicket mark," said Rishton.
"I think he should get there in the next three games. He did it at Clitheroe years ago and I am confident he will do it again."
Baxenden feel they owe Blackburn one after their two meetings so far this season.
Northern have come out victorious both times - including clinching the Ramsbottom Cup and grabbing what Bash hope is Northern's only piece of silverware this season.
"They are a good side," said Rishton, who will hope to get prolific batsman Naeem Ashraf out cheaply.
"They have beaten us twice at their place and they have both been low scoring games.
"It is weird that in what are games against two batting sides they have been dominated by the wickets or the bowlers.
"Neither side has made 150 in the two games so I don't really know what to expect tomorrow.
"It could be a cagey affair although the track will be good thanks to the recent weather and there should be a good crowd on.
"It is whoever holds their nerve and whoever wins tomorrow will be favourites to win the title.
"Everyone is really looking forward to it.
"It is an exciting game for us and it has finally come down to crunch time even though this season seems to have gone really quickly.
"I just hope tomorrow is a really good day. We have home advantage and we hope to make it count but it still won't be over even after tomorrow although there will be clear favourites."
Even if Baxenden do finish up on the losing side, they can still make up the deficit as they play Whalley on Sunday while Northern have the tricky task of Great Harwood.
Paul Houldsworth's side suffered at the weekend losing to Earby and dropping down to fourth place in the league.
But will hope to bounce back against Ribblesdale Wanderers tomorrow and then try and do Baxenden a favour on Sunday.
OSWALDTWISTLE IMMANUEL suffered an 18 run loss to Padiham after a good battle last Saturday.
Skipper Gerard Metcalf took 6-25 as they got rid of the one-time title challengers for 163.
Pro Ahmer Saeed made 54 in reply and Paul Dignan 28 but they just fell short.
Immanuel face Clitheroe and Cherry Tree this weekend.