Bishop Cotton School, Shimla – After a week of intense and captivating cricket matches, Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, Bangalore emerged victorious at the 21st Goldstein Cricket Tournament held at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla on April 25, 2024.

The final match, hailed as a ‘battle of the Bishop’s Schools’, made history as it was the first time Bishop Cotton, Shimla played against its ‘brother’ school in the event. Both teams qualified unbeaten for the final, with the Shimla team winning matches against Pinegrove, Mayo College, and Daly College, Indore in the group stages.

BCS Bangalore Triumphs In Goldstein Cricket Final At Bishop Cotton School, Shimla!

In the final showdown, the Bangalore boys proved to be too strong for their opponents, scoring 209 runs comfortably.

Surinder S Thakur, President of the Shimla District Cricket Association, graced the final match as the chief guest, handing out trophies and medals to the victorious team.

Expressing his delight, BCS Director, Simon Weale, said, “This is an outstanding competition which brings together young men from across India in the national sport. Our boys proved once again that their team spirit and resilience are a match for any other school in the country. Congratulations to BCSB; their boys showed great skill and determination, and we look forward to continuing our friendly rivalry in the future.”

The 21st Goldstein Cricket Tournament witnessed some of the most prestigious schools from across India competing at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla. The eight participating teams represented five different states and included Bishop Cotton, Shimla, Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bangalore, Mayo College, La Martiniere Lucknow, Daly College, Vasant Valley, YPS Mohali, and Pinegrove.

The tournament commenced with a traditional march past, led by the BCS brass band, followed by thrilling matches that kept the supporters on the edge of their seats. Hosts BCS won the opening match against Pinegrove by one wicket, setting the tone for an exhilarating tournament.

Mr. Simon Weale, Director of BCS, inaugurated the tournament, expressing his excitement about showcasing young cricketing talent in India. He highlighted the tournament’s role in nurturing cricketing talent, citing the example of Mayank Dagar, who represented BCS in the tournament before making his mark in IPL and Ranji Trophy.

Mayank Dagar, recalling his experience, said, “Winning games for my school was the best feeling, especially in the Goldstein tournament. I was pumped up to win for BCS, and that’s where they saw my talent.”

BCS Bangalore Triumphs In Goldstein Cricket Final at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla!

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