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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Nathan Lyon and Ryan Carters add Sheffield Shield to their Manuka Oval trophy cabinet

David Polkinghorne NSW teammates Ryan Carters and Nathan Lyon won a local cricket final together at Manuka Oval five years ago, now they've added the Sheffield Shield to their trophy cabinet.


Steve Smith caps whirlwind 12 months with Sheffield Shield title

Steve Smith of the Blues plays a shot during day five of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales Blues and the Western Australia Warriors on Tuesday.

David Polkinghorne NSW captain Steve Smith says winning the Sheffield Shield caps a whirlwind 12 months.


Trainer Gerald Ryan sets Lucky Raquie for Black Opal's cause

David Polkinghorne Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan thinks Canberra’s $275,000 Black Opal Stakes (1200 metres) deserves to be a group 3 race and hopes his winner Lucky Raquie and third-placegetter Klammer can help return...


Coach confident Nick Kyrgios can create court continuity

Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios.

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios's coach says he needs to be back playing continuously in lower tier challenger events before returning to Grand Slams.


Canberra trainer Matthew Dale undecided on Jacinta and the Sunline Stakes

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David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Matthew Dale is leaning towards taking Jacinta to Sandown on Saturday.


Melissa Breen to take on the men again in Stawell Gift

Melissa Breen.

David Polkinghorne Melissa Breen will attempt to become the first woman to make the semi-finals of the prestigious Stawell Gift.


Without TAC Cup I never would've been drafted, says Craig Bolton

David Polkinghorne Craig Bolton believes the only reason he got drafted was because of the NSW-ACT Rams.


Nick Kyrgios cleared of elbow nerve damage

David Polkinghorne Canberra tennis starlet Nick Kyrgios has been cleared of nerve damage in his right elbow.


Tuggeranong hopes injection of experience will give it a shot at title

Players from the ACT State Netball League teams at the 2014 season launch (l-r) Georgia Winter (South Canberra), Sepi Hawke (Belconnen), Maddie White (Tuggeranong), Kim Rice (Arawang), Bec Collis (Canberra) and Leanne McGrath (Queanbeyan).

David Polkinghorne Tuggeranong hopes Swifts premiership player can help it challenge for Netball ACT state league crown.


Justin Langer's work ethic has turned WA into Sheffield Shield contenders, says Simon Katich

Best mates ... Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden.

David Polkinghorne As Matthew Hayden tore apart bowling attacks around the world, Justin Langer was up the other end using guts and determination to grind his way into becoming one-half of one of the best ever opening...


Gerald Ryan hopes Lucky Raquie and Klammer can help Black Opal get group status

David Polkinghorne Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan thinks Canberra's $275,000 Black Opal Stakes (1200 metres) deserves to be a group 3 race and hopes his winner Lucky Raquie and third-placegetter Klammer can help return...


Michael Clarke out of Canberra clash

Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the Sheffield Shield final in Canberra with a shoulder injury.

David Polkinghorne Michael Clarke was ruled out of playing for NSW against Western Australia in the final, which starts on Friday at Manuka Oval, due to a fractured shoulder.


Narrabundah Velodrome reopening puts cyclists back on track

David Polkinghorne Paralympic gold medallist Sue Powell says the new Narrabundah Velodrome could be the difference between winning and missing out on a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.


Jason Behrendorff ready to test himself against NSW in Sheffield Shield final

Canberra product Jason Behrendorff has taken 57 wickets in 14 first-class matches for Western Australia.

David Polkinghorne West Australian opening bowler Jason Behrendorff hopes to put his Big Bash League-winning experience to good use in the Sheffield Shield final as his reputation starts to build.


Canberra weightlifter Kylie Lindbeck off to Commonwealth Games

ACT weightlifter Kylie Lindbeck has qualified for the Commonwealth Games.

David Polkinghorne Canberra weightlifter produces two personal bests to be halfway onto the plane the Commonwealth Games.


Narrabundah Velodrome to reopen on Monday

Narrabundah Velodrome wil reopen on Monday.

David Polkinghorne Revamped Narrabundah velodrome to "improve training dramatically" for Canberra's cyclists.


Charity ride to honour Canberra Cavalry stalwart Toni Forder

Tribute: Toni Forder's brother-in-law Andrew Burden is riding from the MCG to the SCG to raise money for her family after her death in October. Her husband Glenn will be riding with him.

David Polkinghorne Andrew Burden will cycle from the MCG to SCG in honour of Canberra Cavalry stalwart Toni Forder.


Canberra weightlifter, javelin thrower powering their way to Commonwealth Games

ACT weightlifter Kylie Lindbeck, aiming to qualify this weekend for her first Commonwealth Games.

David Polkinghorne Canberra weightlifter Kylie Lindbeck and javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Roberts have formed an elite training partnership.

Lawn bowls

Plenty of spice in bowls finals

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David Polkinghorne Revenge, rivalry, player poaching, former teammates, future teammates - this quarter-final has everything.


Four Canberra Capitals to be named in extended world championships squad

Capitals player Carley Mijovic has been named in the extended Opals squad for the world championships, along with Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop and Nat Hurst.

David Polkinghorne Extremely mobile, great ball-handling skills and athletic - they're the tools Opals coach Brendan Joyce believes could help Canberra Capitals forward Carley Mijovic make the final squad for the world...