RAWTENSTALL skipper Keith Roscoe believes the building blocks put in place this season will serve the club well heading into 2018.

The Worswick Memorial men are bottom of the Division B table but recorded their second win of the campaign last time out when they beat Bacup.

Rocky have also moved to sign former Accrington and Lowerhouse man Will Driver as professional for the 2018 season with the club's current pro Andrew Payne, who made an unbeaten 128 in that win over Bacup, signing on as an amateur.

The possibility of those two players - with more than 11,000 Lancashire League runs between them - at the top of the order bodes well for Rawtenstall with captain Roscoe hoping the club's younger players will be stronger for the experience of this season.

He said: "We are pleased to sign Will for next year.

"He is a local lad, from Burnley, and will be a great addition to our batting.

"He also bowls a bit of off-spin and he is keen to coach the juniors which was important for us.

"Andy Payne will play on as an amateur and we can look forward to next season now.

"We had a job to do this year and I think we have done it, we have brought through a lot of players and hopefully they can develop and improve next season."

Of the win over Bacup last weekend Roscoe added: "It was a great knock by Andy and he was well supported by Tabassum Aziz.

"We batted well and then took a few early wickets but Tim Farragher (who finished on 106 not out) counter attacked us and it got a bit nervy towards the end.

"It looked like it might slip away from us but we showed some great character and got over the line - helped by a couple of run outs.

"I think ultimately we panicked a little bit less than they did."

Rawtenstall travel to Accrington on Sunday looking to make it back to back wins.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Enfield could wrap up the Division B title with a win at Great Harwood.

The league leaders have a 19-point advantage over Church with just two games to go and could even be crowned champions in defeat should their rivals fail to win away at Colne.

The other match sees Bacup travel to Rishton.