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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Manuka ODI sellout could see Canberra leapfrog Perth, says Andrew Barr

David Polkinghorne Can cricket fatigue make Manuka Oval a permanent fixture?


Canberra Cavalry charge past Sydney Blue Sox with huge rally

Cavalry second baseman Christian Lopes blasts a base hit against the Blue Sox on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry manager Michael Collins had a sense of deja vu after his side's comeback win on Sunday.

Stair climbing

Mark Bourne wins fourth straight Eureka Climb

Top of the world: Mark Bourne won his fourth Eureka Climb in a row on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne You could forgive Canberra public servant Mark Bourne for taking the lift to work on Monday.


Canberra hoop Richard Bensley scores a double at Thoroughbred Park

Richard Bensley.

David Polkinghorne It was almost a case of doubles all round at Thoroughbred Park on Sunday.


Mitchell Lovelock-Fay hopes Avanti's NZ move will open doors

Mitchell Lovelock-Fay.

David Polkinghorne Aussie cycle team switching base to New Zealand, could help Canberra cyclist get noticed.


Canberra United slip to third after draw with Newcastle Jets

canberra united

David Polkinghorne But Canberra United stutter again.


Canberra trainer Norm Gardner hopes Nights On Fire can become city-class


David Polkinghorne Nights On Fire is cranky like her mother, Lucifina, and Canberra trainer Norm Gardner hopes she can go on to become a city-class horse like her as well.


Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak off to Adelaide to press claims for Rio Olympics

Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak has signed her first professional road cycling contract.

David Polkinghorne Will she achieve her dream of competing on the track at Rio or will she get a professional road contract?

Lawn Bowls

Canberra bowler Mac McLean eyes Australian Open and not a nudie run

Mac McLean beat two world champions at the Scottish International Open.

David Polkinghorne After taking down some of the world's best, Mac McLean hopes to return to the big stage.


Via Facile wins back to back Snake Gully Cups, Landlocked third

David Polkinghorne Snake Gully Cup run impresses.


Canberra United coach calls for longer W-League season for Matildas' future

Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen says 12 games is not enough for the W-League.

David Polkinghorne Should the W-League season be longer than 12 weeks?

Asian Cup to offer Qatar help for 2022 World Cup

Asian Cup.

David Polkinghorne Asian Cup Australia boss pushes for Land Down Under to bid for World Cups again.

Visually-impaired Canberra schoolgirl named Asian Cup ambassador

Claire Falls has been appointed as a Canberra Ambassador for AFC Asian Cup.

David Polkinghorne The visually impaired Canberra 12-year-old to help Asian Cup campaign.

Canberra's Ryan Carters picked to play India

David Polkinghorne While Jason Behrendorff continues to bowl his way into the national selector's thoughts, it seems fellow Canberran Ryan Carters is starting to bat his way there as well.


Trainer Joe Cleary eyeing Snake Gully Cup success with Landlocked

Joe Cleary will send his dad Frank to Gundagai to keep watch over his Snake Gully Cup hope Landlocked.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer calls on legend as work experience kid.

Super Coach

Charlesworth to help build road to Rio

Ric Charlesworth.

David Polkinghorne AIS taps into one of Australia's best-ever coaches.


Canberra Cavalry boosted by return of closer Sean Toler

Cavalry pitcher Brian Grening will be keen to bounce back after a poor opening weekend.

David Polkinghorne Cavalry bullpen bolstered by return of favourite son.

Allan Border backs Jason Behrendorff and Manuka Oval

Allan Border says Manuka Oval has a strong case to host more international fixtures.

David Polkinghorne But what does the former Australian captain think about Manuka Oval as an international venue?


Sydney Blue Sox complete ABL series win over Canberra Cavalry

Sydney’s Koo Dae-Sung loses his cool before his ejection from the match.

David Polkinghorne The Sydney Blue Sox overcame the ejection of closer Koo Dae-Sung to complete a 3-1 series win over the Canberra Cavalry with a 7-5 victory at Narrabundah Ballpark on Sunday night.


Taylor Macdonald wins Federal Amateur Open


David Polkinghorne A practice round with Australian golf legend Jack Newton has inspired Queenslander Taylor Macdonald to victory in the Federal Amateur Open Championship on Sunday.