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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.


Tons of runs in ACT cricket first grade round one

Chris Dutton More than 2200 runs, three double centuries, last-gasp wins and heartbreaking defeats, Cricket ACT's two-day competition was off to a blistering start as batsmen dominated and bowlers had nightmares...

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Boden becomes blushing bride


Chris Dutton She’s used to jumping hurdles at a quick pace, but it was a more leisurely stroll down the aisle which changed the life of Canberra athlete Lauren Wells (nee Boden).


Battler trainer chases glory

Chris Dutton Canberra trainer Len Hodgson has recruited jockey Damien Oliver to chase the biggest win of his career.


Rookie draft a spur to Velocity

Chris Dutton Canberra Velocity had to draft in a 14-year-old rookie to help kick-start its Asia Pacific Tennis League campaign.


Lobigs hopes camp is a ticket to ride

Chris Dutton Canberra's Louisa Lobigs hopes her sporting gamble delivers a Cycling Australia scholarship next week.


Gilchrist in line to lead PM's XI

Chris Dutton The greatest wicketkeeper in Australian cricket history, Adam Gilchrist, may play the old foe one more time.


Velocity to stake claims for Fed Cup spot

Chris Dutton The Canberra Velocity are adamant they can show they are capable of playing Federation Cup in coming years.

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Beatty slams Capitals comeback

Chris Dutton Canberra sport covered - From grassroots to gossip.


Home-town girl jets in to give United lift

Sport.  Returning Canberra United goal keeper Lydia Williams following the team launch at the Belconnen Markets.  30 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton Goalkeeper Lydia Williams says she's ready to lead Canberra United's charge back to the W-League finals.


Star Cavalry pitcher waits on scan as new season starts

27 November 2011, sport, story by David Polkinghorne, picture by STUART WALMSLEY. Canberra Cavalry v Melbourne Aces in the Australian Baseball League at Narrabundah Ballpark. Canberra pitcher Steven Kent.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Cavalry hopes scans will clear star pitcher Steven Kent of a potential season-ending elbow injury.

Lydia Williams ready to lead United back to the finals

Returning Canberra United goal keeper Lydia Williams following the team launch.

Chris Dutton She's spent more than 30 hours on planes in the past week but returning goalkeeper Lydia Williams says she's ready to lead Canberra United's charge back to the W-League finals.


A. Hoy, can you get me to Rio?

Olympic gold medallist Andrew Hoy at Murrambateman working with Canberra riders ahead of this weekend's Canberra horse trials.
Filed: Tuesday, 29 October 2013 3:11:34 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Chris Dutton Seven-time Olympian Andrew Hoy has backed Yass-based rider Natalie Blundell to compete at the 2016 Olympics.

Young high-flyer handballs cricket

Luke Behrendorff.

Chris Dutton He walked away from a promising cricket career to start his own sporting journey and Luke Behrendorff is hoping his Australian handball duties help him claim family bragging rights.

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Griffins to soar at frisbee nationals


Chris Dutton They’re a mixed team of public servants, consultants, scientists and even a vet.


Jessie holds on to her Olympic dream

Jessie May-Nel a 17-year-old former gymnast who is aiming to get picked up for Australian selection for the Olympics and Commonweath games will be competing in the  Canberra Cup freestyle wrestling tournament.
The Canberra Times
24 October 2013
The Canberra Times

Chris Dutton Jessie May-Nel hopes her unusual sporting transformation helps catapult her towards the Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

Stadium backer found at last

Canberra stadium

Chris Dutton Canberra Stadium will have a naming rights sponsor for the first time in its history.

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Capitals must dig deep to reverse slide

Abby Bishop

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals star Abby Bishop has implored her teammates to find some ''mongrel''.

Talent search

Desperately seeking gold medallists: hunt begins for sporting freaks

Chris Dutton THE ACT Academy of Sport believes it can discover ‘‘one rare freak’’ when it starts a talent search on Sunday to find Canberra’s next sporting star.

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Stats guru gets Ashes call up

Chris Dutton Canberra sport covered - From grassroots to gossip.

Saturday Serve

How 'Aussie' should we be?


Chris Dutton Chris Dutton and Chris Wilson debate the merits of foreign coaches versus Australian coaches.