THERE will be plenty of radios fixed to the ears of spectators at Church's final game of the Musbury Fabrics Lancashire League season at home to Rawtenstall on Sunday.
Despite beating Lowerhouse on Sunday in the penultimate game, they didn't pick up the bonus points and leaders Haslingden now have a five point gap at the top of the table.
Phil Sykes' second placed side need victory over Rawtenstall - who can dislodge them from the runners-up spot - and for local rivals Accrington to pull off a good win over Haslingden.
There is all to play for and Church are hoping a bumper crowd will turn out to help them try and clinch their first title since 1962.
"It is out of our hands and all we can do is win," said the skipper, whose side are four points ahead of third placed Ramsbottom and 10 points in front of Sunday's opponents.
"But we couldn't have had a harder game than against Rawtenstall. They will be looking at the second spot and they know if they beat us they could get there.
"We could still finish fourth and now I wouldn't be happy finishing out of the top two. The crowd will probably keep us informed of what is happening elsewhere but you can tell when the other teams are doing well as there is silence. We will be hoping for a bit of noise then we know we are in with a chance."
While they were disappointed not to get maximum points against Worsley Cup winners Lowerhouse, it was a good day for pro Ruvin Peiris. He has helped to rewrite the Church record books this season and he did it again with the highest runs for a pro.
His unbeaten 117 took him to 1277 runs - 27 ahead of Geoff Parker's total in 1990.
However, the Sri Lankan is so laid back that he just takes everything in his stride.
"He was happy after the game," said the captain. "He came here to get more than 1000 runs so he is delighted to break the record.
"He has been a great pro on and off the field. He was tired after his Sunday with batting and bowling but he has helped us have a tremendous season no matter what."
Peiris has hit eight 50s and three tons after a slow start to the season but then a formidable back half to the campaign.
And another record could be re-written on Sunday. If Church do win they will have 17 wins in a season, equalling their best from 1900.
"It would be great," said Sykes, who knows the club is steeped in history and how much it will mean to captain a side who could claim that record.
"We have achieved all our targets this season - to win more than we lose, to be competitive and to establish ourselves in the top half of the table. And we want to get those 17 wins but we could still finish fourth if we don't win - we are not getting carried away."
With Haslingden, Church and Ramsbottom still in with a chance of the title on the final day, it is a fantastic, nervy end to what has been an entertaining season.
"It is a tremendous end - but I can't say anything until Sunday is over and then I will be able to say what kind of season it has been," added Sykes.
While Church are having a season to remember, Accrington, Rishton and Enfield are hoping to learn from this campaign.
And Enfield have re-signed paid man Alviro Petersen to help them have a better season next summer.
The South African has chalked up 1058 league runs for the Dill Hall Laners and his big hits helped them into the semi-final of the Worsley Cup. However, the club as a whole has had a disappointing season.
They won't have Petersen in their ranks in the final game at home to Burnley as he has flown home and they have called upon Mahmood Hamhid, who has sub-proed for Accrington for Sunday.
"We are glad Alviro is coming back and he has re-signed," said chairman Geoff Dixon.
"He has got more than 1000 league runs for us and around 400 in the cup and he has done it with little back up.
"But we know we do need to strengthen the side next season. We need some more experienced amateurs as at the moment we only have Mas Ahmed, David and Andy Bracewell and Neil Holmes.
"And this season we have had a Saturday side and a Sunday side - we can't put the same team out and we cannot have that next season. We want to put the same side out all weekend and get some continuity then hopefully we can have a better season."
Enfield suffered a loss to Bacup on Sunday with Imran Abid taking 4-48 as Bacup made 179-8 but Petersen top scoring with 25 as Enfield were out for 124.
Accrington, without pro Tama Canning, lost out to Ramsbottom.
Opener Mohsin Ahmed top scored with 49 in their 124 but Ramsbottom eased home with eight wickets to spare.
Rishton, however, had a better day as they competed well against Rawtenstall. Sub pro Carl Greenidge took 6-48 in their 179 all out with opener Darren Eccles top scoring with 42 but they fell nine runs short. They are at home to Todmorden on Sunday.