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Lahore School of Economics hosts University College Lahore at Annual Sports Fixture

By Javed Qureshi and Ahmad Babar

Lahore School of Economics hosted University College Lahore (UCL) for a friendly sports fixture on January 31, 2007 at its Main Campus. This was the first complete sports fixture between the two universities in five sporting disciplines: Cricket, Soccer, Basketball, Table Tennis and Badminton. The fixtures were attended by students and supporters from both sides on the scenic Burki Campus.

Soccer and cricket that were held simultaneously. The soccer match proved to be an enthralling encounter and the match was decided in the closing minutes. Lahore School scored two goals in the first half. UCL leveled the scores after the half-time. In the closing minutes UCL managed to sneak in the decider.

Cricket on the other hand was a one sided affair. Batting first, the Lahore School, supporting red shirts, scored a total of 119 for 4 in their allotted 8 overs. Lahore School's innings was highlighted by an early scare of losing 3 quick wickets and sixes and fours. UCL were all out for 55 in their seventh over.

Lahore School won the match by 64 Runs.

The Basketball match was played inside the sports complex under bright lights. UCL took 9-3 lead in the first half but then Lahore School team took over the match. UCL managed to level scores in the dying seconds and it was mutually decided to end the match as a draw at 29 points each.

The Table Tennis too were close matches with the balance swinging both sides from time to time. UCL and the Lahore school both managed a victory in the men's singles. UCL clean-swept the women's singles 2-0 but lost out in the exciting Table Tennis match of the day in the men's double by 2 sets to 3.

Badminton was an all Lahore School affair with the Lahore School taking all four matches, 3 men's singles and the men's double. Lahore School won the badminton fixture by 4-0.

Overall, the fixture was drawn at 2-2. All matches were played in great spirit and a lot of friends were made on both sides.


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 2/02/2007 12:34:00 PM,

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