MORTLAKE captain Tyler Schafer is slowly and confidently ticking off the goals he set for his first season in charge of the Cats' top side.
First it was scoring the South West Cricket Association twenty20 title and on Sunday the Cats ticked off item number two on the opener's list by winning the Sungold Cup.
Mortlake, led by a half-century to off-season recruit Brad Parsons, edged out Colac District Cricket Association side City United in the final at Allansford's Uebergang Oval, pocketing a cool $15,000 in the process.
Schafer, who made 26 with the bat and took a catch, said he was ecstatic with the victory.
"Ticks off one of the goals I set at the start of the year so happy days," he said.
"I thought (the total of 143) was around par and I backed our bowlers after our batting innings to definitely bowl them out for under that."
The Cats, who have now won the annual inter-association tournament twice, were sharp in the field with three run outs - much to the pleasure of Schafer.
"Run outs like that can change games and that is what happened and it really paid off," he said.
Todd Robertson (2-17) and Todd Lamont (2-28) were the pick of the bowlers.
Lamont (33 not out) also formed a critical partnership with man of the match winner Parsons, who made 53 off 36 balls to help the Cats escape from a tricky situation at 3-47.
"Full credit to City they bowled unreal so when I first got in there I saw a couple and then sort of played my way into it, which took me a little while," Parsons said of his innings.
"But then I started feeling it and just got a couple out of the middle and started building momentum and then I started losing a couple of partners.
"Then Todd (Lamont) came in and we really steadied the ship as we were in a little bit of trouble early so we had to stick in and once we did that we started building and ended coming up. I felt really good today."
The 24-year-old, who is in his first season with the Cats, said it was satisfying to be able to perform well in a final.
"You can't beat it and to win with my uncle (Neil Kelly) and cousin (Schafer) and the whole Mortlake community gets around the cricket club so it's such a special place to be," he said.
"To win it for them and put in a performance like I did I can't ask for much more."
The Federation University Health and PE student said this season may be his only one with the club.
"I'll be moving away at the end of the year so it will be a bit disappointing long term but I just wanted to play with my uncle one time before he retires," he said.
"That is the only reason I'm really here and I just love it and I haven't looked back since."
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