WITH a weakened team Ordulph called on the services of Caroline Poppe to make up their numbers. Putting ?high riding? Lewdown in to bat the Ordulph proceeded to chase leather all afternoon. Lewdown started in the same vein as they continued for most of the afternoon by leathering the ball all over the park. Brendan Worth was in fine touch as was his support man Everard. The wicket of Batstone to Folley caught by keeper Lawrence in the fourth over was the only small piece of cheer the Ordulph had in the first 30 overs. Looking like chasing a 250 plus score Mansfield juggled the bowling a few times to bring on Lethbridge and Prescott to try and put a lid on the phenomenal run rate that Worth and Everard were generating. It worked, with the wicket of Worth falling to Prescott shortly after he reached his ton. This brought to an end a superb partnership of 170 between Worth and Everard. Lethbridge also took the wicket of Squire but more importantly was keeping the run rate down as well. With the Lewdown innings finishing on 209, the Ordulph felt some satisfaction as the score was looking at one point like exceeding 250. Everard finished up on an exceptional unbeaten 72. With a weakened batting line up the Ordulph needed their top order batsmen to do the business, unfortunately no one had told Lewdown?s Vernon this as he proceeded to produce a fine display of controlled bowling ripping the heart out of the Ordulph batting. Taking 5 for 24 off 9 overs, the Ordulph never recovered from his spell and only L Evans (24) managed to hang around long enough to trouble the score sheet. Highlight of the afternoon for the Ordulph was when stand-in Caroline Poppe avoided the duck by scoring a run in her first ever league cricket match. The Ordulph soon after were bowled out for a disappointing 76. On this showing it is clear to see why many think Lewdown will win the league. This week Ordulph entertain Yelverton 3rd XI at Brentor.