MORTLAKE may be on a three-game winning streak, but captain Todd Lamont is looking for improvement.
Since coming back after the Christmas break, Mortlake is undefeated and sitting third on the ladder.
Today it comes up against sixth-placed Terang on the Terang turf wicket with a top two place in its sights.
But it is an underachieving batting line-up that Lamont is keen to see improve to give the team a chance to climb up the ladder.
“Even though we have been winning, our form has been a little bit ordinary,” Lamont said.
“We have managed to get away with a few wins, thanks mainly to some good bowling, but our batting has been really poor at times.
“Each week we have had one or two blokes out and we have been a bit unsettled but we need to get our batting going sooner rather than later.”
Lamont said a top-two finish would provide insurance should wet weather intervene come finals time.
“We always have really tough low scoring battles with Terang no matter where both teams are on the ladder,’’ he said. “But we know we have to win most of our games if we are to get into the top two, so there is plenty to play for.”
In other round 14 games today it will be top versus bottom when league leader Pomborneit takes on Woorndoo.
Noorat is in second place, less than a point clear of Mortlake, and it will have to be alert in what is a danger away encounter against Simpson.
Cobden will host the Heytesbury Rebels in a must win for both teams if it is to keep its finals hopes alive.
In the final match of the round, fourth placed Bookaar can put a gap between itself and those seeking to tip it out of the top four when it comes up against Boorcan.
Strong form will not be an issue for Bookaar, which is on a roll having won its last four games.