It really is make or break Saturday for Carlisle, who have forced their way back into the Cumbria League Premier Division title race.
The Edenside club was left with little room for manoeuvre after a disappointing run of results, but they have bounced back well to claw themselves into it again.
But next up are leaders Furness away when defeat against one of their main rivals would virtually signal the end of their challenge.
Early in the campaign Carlisle won a thriller at Edenside by one run, but then Furness evened the score with a convincing win in the semi-final of the Higson Cup.
Hanging over them, and the rest of Saturday’s participants, is the threat of rain wiping out an important round of matches. It is forecast to be wet all over the county for much of the day.
Keswick, who won at Furness to go top and then slipped to defeat at home to Workington to lose top spot, are itching to get back into action to repair the damage.
They have the perfect opportunity as they visit bottom side Lindal Moor, currently playing with very little confidence.
Unfortunately, Keswick will have to go into their remaining games without Glen Weightman who is now committed to his rugby union career at Kendal.
Top order batsman and leg spin bowler Ben Sharp is on crutches after damaging ankle ligaments and opening bat James Benson is captaining Keswick RUFC this season and unlikely to feature in any more games.
Arran Davies’ work commitments tend to rule him out and the same applies, periodically, to Steve Moss so Keswick are going to have to maintain their challenge the hard way.
Cockermouth would appear to be the main threat to Furness, currently 11 points adrift but with a game against struggling Lindal Moor in hand.
They host Dalton tomorrow, mindful of the fact their visitors have won their last two matches to move off the foot of the table.
Workington will have one eye on Sunday’s Higson Cup final against Furness when they host Haverigg while Whitehaven need to start picking up a win or two as they slip uncomfortably near the foot of the table.
Whitehaven visit Wigton on Saturday while the final game sees Cleator travel to Millom.