IT was a family affair for Oswaldtwistle Immanuel as they celebrated the result of the weekend in the Ribblesdale League.
Dad Gerard and sons Andrew, 20, and Daniel, 14, all played their part as they saw off one of the title favourites Great Harwood on Saturday.
Bowler Andrew, who has returned to the club from Lancashire League side Church this season, took 6-56 while captain Gerard claimed the wicket of Harwood's sub pro Shahid Mahmood and also took two catches.
Then teenager Daniel (29 not out) held his nerve with Anthony Dignan (33 not out) at the end to make sure Immanuel celebrated a three wicket win.
"It was a good weekend," said the skipper, whose side were chasing 186-9.
"Andrew bowled well and got his sixth wicket with the final ball and Daniel and Anthony put on 60-odd for the final wicket. It was excellent.
"We started well and then had a slight wobble but it was our first win and it is a confidence boost which hopefully will set us up for the rest of the season.
"Harwood are a good batting side and I had a drink with Russell Whalley after the game and they were obviously disappointed but we played well and were able to chase the runs.
"We are a totally different team to last season and we are a lot stronger."
Immanuel are still awaiting the arrival of their pro Ahmed Saeed who has been held up in Pakistan but they are hopeful of his arrival for the weekend's double header.
Oswaldtwistle face bottom club Earby and Ribblesdale Wanderers and are happy to have 10 points on the board under the new scoring system.
"I do think it is a good idea," said Gerard.
"They are good rules. Harwood got three points from the game and I think that is a fair reflection.
"It ended up with us getting ten and them three and under the old system it would have been five to us and nothing to them but it was a good close game. We would have got points if we had been on the losing side for getting close to their target and I think we would have deserved it.
"It was only disappointing we didn't bowl them out and then we could have got 12 points but the new rules seem to be good for the league."
The bright point for Harwood was the 108 for new skipper Paul Houldsworth.
"We did give him a couple of lives by dropping him a couple of times but they have a good amateur batting side," added Gerard.
Harwood are still awaiting the arrival of their professional Sohail Tanvir who played his final game for Pakistan A this week and they were hoping he could arrive for the double headers. They face Barnoldswick and early pacesetters Padiham this weekend.
And one club who have no complaints so far is Baxenden who haven't yet dropped a point in their two games.
Wicket keeper Andrew Caunce was the star of their win over Barnoldswick as he took five catches and stumped two out in their seven wicket win.
Pro Jonathan Fielding carried on his good early season form with the ball taking five wickets while Dave Parkinson got four as they restricted Barnoldswick to 136 all out.
In the run chase, Parkinson made 62 and it was comfortable for the early pacesetters.
Something has got to give tomorrow (Sat), though, as they face the only other team with maximum points Padiham at Back Lane while, on Sunday, they are up against last season's champions Clitheroe.