David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne


Nick Pugliese leaves a hole for the Canberra Cavalry

David Polkinghorne Nick Pugliese's departure to take up a ''real job'' couldn't have come at a worse time for the Canberra Cavalry.


Tide could turn for James Muirhead after impressive performance

James Muirhead bowls Eoin Morgan for four runs during the PM's XI vs England at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday 14 January 2014. Photo: Andrew Meares

David Polkinghorne James Muirhead bowled a delivery that could draw comparisons with Shane Warne's ''Ball of the Century".

Live: Prime Minister's XI vs England


David Polkinghorne The Prime Minister's XI take on England at Manuka Oval in Canberra.


87 proves to be a lucky number for veteran galloper

Horse #1 Astronomer takes out the 3:45 race at Queanbeyan Race Club.
31 May 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson.
The Canberra Times.


David Polkinghorne In Australian cricket 87 is the devil's number, but it worked a charm for veteran sprinter Riverwina Prince at Queanbeyan on Monday.


Nat Hurst in push to regain bounce

Australian Opals and Canberra Capitals player Natalie Hurst.

David Polkinghorne Nat Hurst admits the past few weeks haven't been her best, but Opals coach Brendan Joyce was confident that form was just around the corner and encouraged her to focus on what she was doing a month...


Kyrgios favoured by 'dream draw'

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a backhand during his match against Fernando Verdasco of Spain during day three of the AAMI Classic at Kooyong on January 10, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chris Wilson, David Polkinghorne Canberra's teenage tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios has declared his dodgy shoulder ready for his Australian Open debut.

Softball, Baseball

Teams compete for talent as well as titles

David Polkinghorne ACT's baseball and softball teams are not only competing for national titles in the country's capital this week, they are also competing for Canberra's talented athletes.


Chloe Hosking inspired by lost brother-in-law

David Polkinghorne Nothing will bring back Lachlan Smith, but Canberra cyclist Chloe Hosking is hoping she can use his memory to make a difference for other young people suffering from rare forms of cancer.


Nick Kyrgios to play world number 81 Benjamin Becker in Australian Open

Pat Cash and Nick Kyrgios.

David Polkinghorne Even as a boy, Nick Kyrgios played tennis like a man.


ABL: Pitcher Clinton Everts out to make amends for Canberra Cavalry

David Polkinghorne Moneyball has come to the Canberra Cavalry.


Curator pitching for high scores on revamped Manuka oval

Sport/Chronicle: Work has commenced on the laying of turf for the new wicket area being constructed as part of the Manuka Oval re-development. Brad van Dam, Manuka Curator. 25th of September 2013, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

David Polkinghorne Curator Brad van Dam plans to provide a near-sellout crowd with ''big scores, big sixes'' at next week's Prime Minister's XI match against England after Manuka Oval's $9 million facelift.


Cricket: NSW Country in strong position

David Polkinghorne Mark Littlewood fell four agonising runs short of scoring the first century of the Australian Country Cricket Championships in Canberra on Tuesday.


Cycling: Elvin aims to make it a triple treat

David Polkinghorne Gracie Elvin is looking to become the first woman to win back-to-back Australian road race titles since Olympic gold medallist Kathy Watt in the early 90s.


Vanuatu skipper's field of dreams: Test for his country or Twenty20 glory

David Polkinghorne Andrew Mansale dreams of one day playing a Test match, or getting a Big Bash League contract, but the Vanuatu and East-Asia Pacific captain realises it might never happen.


Manuka Oval sellout looms as past and future stars turn out for PM's XI

Brad Hodge

Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne Two Australian cricket veterans, the first sellout crowd in almost a decade and a prelude to hosting the Big Bash League - next week's Prime Minister's XI looms as one of the biggest in the fixture's...

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Contador backs Rogers' drug claim

David Polkinghorne Alberto Contador has backed his Saxo-Tinkoff teammate Michael Rogers in his bid to clear his name.


Breach of rules may mar Adelaide Bite's ABL win over Canberra Cavalry

David Polkinghorne Adelaide's 3-1 series win over Canberra could be soured by a breach of import rules during their 6-5 win on Sunday.

Canberra Capitals hold on to beat Flames


David Polkinghorne It would have been easy for the Canberra Capitals to tighten up and let another last-quarter lead slip.

Saturday Serve

Don't crow until Australia beats South Africa

David Polkinghorne Saturday Serve: Whoa Betsy! Easy there girl, we don't want the Australian bandwagon getting out of control.


Nick Kyrgios still in limbo as injury cloud hovers

David Polkinghorne It will be the Australian Open or bust for emerging Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios this summer.