BATSMEN beware - Jonathan Fielding is just beginning to find his bowling form.
The Baxenden spinner has been disappointed with his wicket haul so far this season but his 7-46 on Saturday showed he is back in business.
This took the professional to 36 wickets in the campaign - and now he wants more to make sure Bash maintain their challenge for the Ribblesdale League title.
"It was a good performance and it was a good result for us. The wickets have been a bit dry but it all came together on Saturday and I hope to get more wickets now," said the former Clitheroe and Walshaw paid man whose best is 9-50 at Ramsbottom.
"I had hoped I would have more than 36 at this stage of the season but it has been difficult and I am just really pleased to get seven."
Not only did he take the wickets against Ribblesdale Wanderers to move his side back up to third place in the league, but he then hit the winning runs to record a seven wicket win.
"I could hear everyone shouting for me to hurry up as England were just about to take the penalties in the World Cup! They wanted it over so I hit a six and raced into the dressing room and got to watch the penalties just in time."
While the England football team faded though, Fielding is hoping that Baxenden don't and will be able to stay the pace for the rest of the season.
"We play the leaders Clitheroe in a couple of weeks and that is a big game. We have got to try and go on a run now and keep the momentum going and make sure we keep them in sight.
"What I have been really pleased about with us as a team is that we have bounced back.
"We suffered a loss against Padiham a couple of weeks ago and then, last weekend, we put on what I think was our best performance of the season. We haven't let a defeat put us off.
"And I do think we have the strongest batting line-up in the league. We bat down to 10 and 11 and that is why we are where we are in the league and are doing so well.
"At the start of the season, you obviously want to win the league but we said a top four place would be fantastic for a young side like ours.
"We did take a few games to gel but now we are beginning to get it together and I see no reason why we can't stay up there."
Baxenden face Settle tomorrow (Sat) in the return match after their game was abandoned on Sunday because of the thunderstorms
"Settle did have us on the back foot on Sunday but it was a difficult wicket," said the professional.
"Clitheroe lost on Saturday but unfortunately, after most of the games were off on Sunday, they won their game but we are still within touching distance.
"And it means Settle tomorrow is a big game for us and we have got to try and come through that and carry on.
"They haven't played much on their pitch and we don't know what it will be like. It will be a difficult game but if we win that it will put us in a good position."
Great Harwood are on the chase to get into the top six after celebrating a nail biting win over the league leaders on Saturday.
Paul Houldsworth held his nerve with the bat with an unbeaten 78 as Harwood made 208-8.
Clitheroe's Mark Bolton chalked up a half century in the chase and they needed 10 off the final over.
But the Harwood bowlers kept it as tight as they could to record a win which they hope will kick start their season.
Pro Gyan Pandey (89) and captain Allan Armer (64) proved a strong partnership for Harwood on Sunday against Read but their thunderstorms forced their match to be abandoned.
- BAXENDEN wicket keeper Andrew Caunce and captain Mark Rishton are part of the Ribblesdale League side which will face the Bolton Association in the semi-finals of the MEN Cup on Sunday at Darcy Lever. (12.30 start)