Uppingham win Raymond Waite Shield

THE final of the Raymond Waite Shield for the under 15s was hosted by Ketton at their Pit Lane ground.

Uppingham won the toss and elected to bat. James Ferrow and Joe Morley bowled good lines and kept the opening pair of Jamie Richardson and James Dodworth in check.

The first to fall was Richardson mistiming a drive and being caught mid-off.

George Morley added quick runs before being bowled by Tim Juggins in his first over.

James Dodworth and Jack Salt batted composedly to retire on 30 and Jack Godfrey hit some hard fours to also retire on 30. The innings ended on a competitive 137. James Ferrow had figures of 1-17 off his four overs and Tim Juggins had figures of 1-20 again off four overs.

Stamford had the worst of starts losing Tom Davies run out for three in the second over after a fine throw from the boundary by James Dodworth.

Tom Dytham and Juggins also fell early leaving Stamford on 15-3. James Farrow hit a very rapid 31 including two big sixes to get the Stamford innings back on track before he retired and he was ably assisted by Zac Chappell who grafted well for this 30 retired.

The introduction of Jack Godfrey and Tom Johnson slowed the run rate and Johnson picked up 2 wickets along the way.

Stamford were still on target at 97-5 in the 15th over but wickets were the problem and Stamford finally fell short on 124 all out in the 20th over.

Tom Johnson was the pick of the Uppingham bowlers with 4-11 off 3.3 overs.

Uppingham were presented the shield for winning the cup and on the same evening Peterborough were presented the league trophy for the U15 League sponsored by Richardson and Market Deeping were presented the fair play award for the season.