In a stunning display of sportsmanship and skill, St. Paul’s School emerged victorious in the highly-anticipated Edinburgh Shield tournament against St. Joseph School, Darjeeling. The match was a thrilling spectacle from start to finish, with both teams demonstrating exceptional talent and unwavering determination.
St. Paul’s School won the toss and elected to bat, showcasing their exceptional batting skills by scoring an impressive total of 178 runs within the allotted 40 overs. The excitement continued during the subsequent innings when the Paulites’ remarkable bowling and fielding came into play, leading to the successful dismissal of St. Joseph School for just 149 runs.
The tournament was packed with nail-biting moments, with both teams fiercely competing for the coveted victory. Ultimately, it was St. Paul’s School who emerged triumphant, a well-deserved win that highlighted the team’s hard work and unrelenting spirit.
The Edinburgh Shield victory has undoubtedly added to the school’s already illustrious history, and the entire community is filled with pride and joy. The boys of St. Paul’s School have truly excelled, proving themselves to be formidable opponents on the field. This triumph has been a fitting tribute to the 200-year legacy of the institution.
In expressing their gratitude, the school community acknowledges the invaluable contributions of Mr. B. Rai (MIC), Mr. D. Thapa (MIC), and Mr. S Banerjee (Coach) to the team’s success. We would also like to mention OPA Kolkata for providing us with the cricket coach. These three individuals have provided exceptional guidance, coaching, and mentorship to the boys, shaping them into the winning team that they are today.
In conclusion, the Edinburgh Shield victory is a testament to the outstanding sportsmanship and excellence that St. Paul’s School embodies. The team’s impressive achievement has undoubtedly made the entire school community proud and serves as a testament to the boys’ hard work and exceptional talent.
Photo credit:- Mr N Bakshi with Photography club.