TOP of the ladder, but plenty to work on.
Todd Robertson knows Mortlake isn't the finished article.
The Cats asserted their dominance on Saturday, stunning Simpson by nine wickets to maintain first place in the South West Cricket Association.
"We're happy in that we're sitting on top of the ladder," Robertson said.
"It gives us a good chance to start planning for finals a bit. We want to try and get a settled side.
(Slater and Wareham) bounce off one another and keep each other's head in the game.Todd Robertson
"We've managed to be on top, but we have a lot of areas to improve upon which is pleasing. We don't want to be hitting our straps too early."
Robertson said fielding improvement was a high priority but felt his side's batting and bowling was up to scratch.
"Fielding is number one on our list at the moment. Against (Simpson) you could put that down to the fact it was the first game back after Christmas," he said.
"We're really just wanting to put together a complete performance."
The first-year skipper praised opening batsman Shane Slater and Isaac Wareham for their mental edge in chasing Simpson's 116-run total.
"It's a bit tricky when you're chasing a low score sometimes. I tried to encourage our guys to play freely, just as if they're chasing a big score," Robertson said.
"Shane has a wealth of knowledge and experience and that takes the pressure off.
"Both Shane and Isaac are complementary to each other and are a good mix of experience and youth. They bounce off one another and keep each other's head in the game."
Six of Mortlake's seven bowlers chimed in with wickets.
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