Lindisfarne College and St Paul’s Sports Exchange

Lindisfarne College and St Paul’s Sports Exchange Lindisfarne vs St Paul's cricket

23 February 2024

Lindisfarne College and St Paul’s Collegiate School engaged in a series of matches across multiple sports in their recent exchange in the Hawke’s Bay.

Cricket The highlight of the exchange was the three-day cricket match between Lindisfarne College 1st XI and St Paul’s Development XI. Lindisfarne, batting first, set a challenging target of 240/7 in their first innings, with St Paul’s responding commendably with 161/10. Despite a valiant effort from the bowlers, St Paul’s fell short by 62 runs, ending at 144/10 in the final innings.

Colts Cricket In the Colts cricket matches, St Paul’s experienced contrasting outcomes. In the T20 match, Lindisfarne dominated, efficiently chasing down a target of 55 runs. However, in the time cricket match, St Paul’s showcased improvement, restricting Lindisfarne to 120 all out and demonstrating resilience in their batting.

Tennis St Paul’s tennis team faced a tough challenge against Lindisfarne’s higher-graded players. While individual performances from James Barton, Charlie Parlane, Fergus Hood, and Finn Pryor stood out, St Paul’s couldn't secure any doubles games, conceding the tennis side to Lindisfarne.

Golf The golf match, following a Ryder Cup format, provided intense competition. Despite a promising start with a 2-2 score after foursomes and fourballs, St Paul’s faltered in the singles matches, resulting in a 5-3 victory for Lindisfarne.

The exchange between Lindisfarne College and St Paul’s proved to be a valuable experience for all involved, emphasizing sportsmanship and camaraderie. Despite mixed results across sports, St Paul’s teams exhibited resilience and improvement, setting the stage for competitive contests in future exchanges.