Mortlake book spot in Sungold Cup quarter finals in victory over Heytesbury Rebels

Mortlake's Todd Lamont runs in to bowl. Picture: Morgan Hancock
Mortlake's Todd Lamont runs in to bowl. Picture: Morgan Hancock

ONE OF South West Cricket Association’s fiercest competitor’s has sounded a warning to its Sungold Cup rivals.

Multiple premier Mortlake cemented its status as the association’s Sungold Cup representative with a triumph over Heytesbury Rebels on Sunday.

Mortlake captain Todd Lamont said a strong batting display – in which his side blasted more than 180 runs – laid the platform for success.

“Our openers put on 120 which was just unreal – we couldn’t have had a better start,” Lamont told The Standard.

“We hit the bad balls to the boundary and pushed the good ones around for singles and that really set up the game.

“They’ve been in good form with the bat and the ball and we knew they’d be tough so we’re rapt.”

The top-order batsman said his men had identified the Sungold Cup as a goal at the beginning of the season.

“We want to challenge clubs from other associations and this is the only form you can do that in,” Lamont said.

“It hasn’t been a huge focus, but it’s definitely been at the back of their minds. We wanted to get ourselves into the best position possible.”

He revealed batting form was a focus as Mortlake prepared for the tournament’s quarter finals, which take place next Sunday.

“Scoreboard pressure is crucial in finals,” Lamont said. The Sungold Cup takes place on Australia Day.

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