This year the annual staff v/s student cricket match was off with an unusual start due to unfortunate outbreak of the Coronavirus that caused most of the student body leave for their homes. Nevertheless the match still went on with great enthusiasm as the remaining ICSE boys warmed up for the match that lay forth.

The match took place on the bright sunny morning of the 18th March 2020 on the grassy second flat. The toss was won by the staff headed by Mr. Simon Weale who decided to bat first. The match followed a 20 over format and the opening batsmen for the staff were Mr. Dharma and Mr. Goel. Their partnership as always lasted well, until the wicket of Mr. Goel. He was followed by Mr. Weale who also played exceptionally well but the bowlers and fielders played their part and wickets kept on falling. Mr. Sachin Sharma who is also the cricket coach, was the last one to bat from the staff side. He played brilliantly scoring more than 50 runs and took the target up to 139 runs for the students to chase.

Then came along the openers for the student’s side, Aryaman Sood and Aarav Aggarwal faced Mr. Amod with his fast balling. Though the target was small, the students had a hard time facing the Director Mr. Simon Weale’s left arm spin.  Both the teams fought till the very last. The amazing batsman ship of Akash Drona, Mayank Barala and Guneet Sidhu drove the Student’s team to victory. In the end everything went off well with the students winning the match by 6 wickets to spare.

Thus, ended the staff v/s student’s 20-20 match, in the subtle hilltops of Shimla.

Mayank Barala

Cricket Captain