JONATHAN Fielding is already gearing up for next season where he feels Baxenden will be serious Ribblesdale League title contenders.
The Back Lane side are currently challenging for second spot after Clitheroe clinched the top spot on Sunday to make them treble winners for the season.
But the strong Clitheroe side is set to split up with their Pakistani pro Shahad Nawaz retiring and so it could be anyone's title in 2007.
"I feel it will be an open league next season and I think we have got a really good side, and we will have had a year's experience together, and the addition of an opening bowler could be the final piece of the jigsaw," said the paid man.
"We targetted the top four for this season and now we want to go all out for second place as that would be a huge boost and a massive bonus. Everyone at the club is pleased and we have just got to make sure we stay together."
There are just three games left with two points separating second from fourth.
Baxenden are currently in that fourth place, one point behind Padiham who they face on Sunday while Great Harwood could boost Bash's hopes by seeing off second placed Settle tomorrow.
"We have Oswaldtwistle tomorrow which will be a tough game although we will be expected to win, then Padiham which could be the decider and our last game is against Ribblesdale Wanderers who we beat early on in the season," continued Fielding.
"It is there for us especially if Great Harwood do us a favour.
"But what we have got to do is make sure there are no repeats of Sunday's loss to Edenfield. That was a disaster but perhaps it was the kick up the backside we needed.
"Our problem is that we have let ourselves down two or three times this season and played badly - we have beat ourselves in those games really."
Fielding has taken 66 wickets in the league - a fantastic return although he isn't too happy.
"I would have liked some more. I think I am the leading wicket taker in the league but, to be honest, I should be with the amount of overs I have bowled. I must have bowled about 100 more than anyone else!
"But my job is also to keep it tight and keep the runs down and I have done that.
"I am disappointed with my batting total as I have only got 480 runs and when I played with Clitheroe years ago I got 700-900. Still I have got three games to turn it around."
Fielding was the star of Baxenden's win over Blackburn Northern on Saturday.
The Bash paid man made 73 in their 245-6 and then took 6-69 as Baxenden restricted Northern to 180 in their 65 run win.
But then on Sunday, Baxenden's hopes of a runners-up spot were hindered by their defeat against Edenfield.
They just couldn't get going with the bat and made just 63 in reply to Edenfield's 165-7.
Great Harwood celebrated a double win weekend as they look for a top six finish.
On Saturday, it was a close 12 run victory over Ribblesdale Wanderers. Wanderers pro Joe Scuderi made 63 as they set a target of 203-9 but Harwood paid man Gyan Pandey outdid him with a stunning 96.
Captain Allan Armer made 56 in the win but they didn't have things all their own way - Ribblesdale's David Howard celebrated a hat-trick in his 62-5.
Harwood had an easier win on Sunday - but it was at the expense of Oswaldtwistle.
Ian Howarth made 54 of their 218-8 and Gerard Metcalf's side could only manage 84 as they remain in the bottom two.
And, the day before, Oswaldtwistle suffered a 142 run loss to Earby. Earby had made 299-5 with Ali Azmat (116) and Sam Munns (84) setting the pace. Immanuel's Oliver Clare made 65 in reply but it was a formidable target.
However, they did have something to smile about as pro Ahmer Saeed's 28 and 15 this weekend took him to 1049 runs for the season - to set a new club record.