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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Australia and South Africa won't want to meet in quarter-finals: Shaun Pollock

Shaun Pollock talks to the media during a South Africa nets session at Manuka Oval on Monday.

David Polkinghorne Former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock believes both Australia and South Africa will want to avoid each other in the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals.

Matthew Dale predicts Canberra Guineas could follow Black Opal Stakes to group level

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Matthew Dale thinks the listed Canberra Guineas has become strong enough to follow the $275,000 Black Opal Stakes to group status.

Shoot-out between World Cup's fastest run scorers a real chance, says Shaun Pollock

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27:  AB de Villiers of South Africa bats during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and the West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Big hitters to light up Manuka Oval and Shaun Pollock thinks records may be broken again.

Tegan Molloy finishes second in Oceania downhill mountain bike champs

Tegan Molloy enjoyed success on Sunday in Toowoomba.

David Polkinghorne Jindabyne mountain biker Tegan Molloy has finished second in the women's elite downhill on Sunday.

Cricket

ACT Comets name Henry Hunt to make his Futures League debut

David Polkinghorne Canberra cricket legend Peter Solway played a massive role in the Comets past, now coach Mark Higgs is hoping he has played a role in shaping their future as well.

Adam Gilchrist backs AB de Villiers to beat his fastest ODI century at Manuka Oval

AB de Villiers of South Africa.

David Polkinghorne Exit Cyclone Gayle, enter AB de Villiers. Australian legend Adam Gilchrist thinks the South African captain is the world's most valuable cricketer and is capable of breaking his own record for the...

Chris Gayle labels Manuka Oval a happy hunting ground after 'best ever' innings

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle.

David Polkinghorne Chris Gayle thinks Manuka Oval is a "good hunting ground" in the aftermath of his record-breaking 215, an innings he calls his best ever.

West Indies Chris Gayle sets record World Cup score with 215 in big win against Zimbabwe

Chris Gayle of West Indies.

David Polkinghorne Chris Gayle has made the highest ever score at the cricket World Cup, belting 215 before being caught out on the final ball of the innings.

Glenn McGrath hunting furore 'blown out of proportion': Hamilton Masakadza

Glenn McGrath posing with dead wildlife.

David Polkinghorne Zimbabwe top-order batsman Hamilton Masakadza thinks the furor surrounding Glenn McGrath's hunting trip has been "blown out of proportion", stating big-game hunting in his native country is used...

If Chris Gayle fires, West Indies captain Jason Holder thinks 400 is a chance

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 21: Chris Gayle of West Indies reacts after dropping a catch during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Pakistan and the West Indies at Hagley Oval on February 21, 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Look out Zimbabwe, if Chris Gayle finds the destructive form he's famous for, West Indies captain Jason Holder is predicting a score   of 400 is within reach.

Racing

Gratz Vella aiming Mixed Blossom for Black Opal Stakes

Jockey Richard Bensley, second from left,  rides Mixed Blossom to victory in the Inglis Bonus Lightning Ridge 2YO Plate at Thoroughbred Park in Canberra on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne Trainer, jockey and connections bear canny resemblance to Black Opal Stakes win four years ago.

Melissa Breen claims 200m crown at Athletics ACT championships

Sport.  2014-15 AACT T & F Championships at the AIS Athletics Track.  Melissa Breen after running a time of 23.70 in the womens final of the 200m sprint.  22 February 2015.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne Melissa Breen is heeding the advice of one of our greatest sprinters as she sets her sights on Sally Pearson.

Sean Williams hopes Zimbabwe can repeat Ireland's upset of West Indies

Zimbabwe batsman Sean Williams at Manuka Oval on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne A disagreement with Zimbabwe's former coach left Sean Williams on the verge of retiring from international cricket, now he's shaping as a key figure as the Africans look to repeat Ireland's upset win...

Paralympian Evan O'Hanlon claims ACT able-bodied sprint crown

Evan O'Hanlon pictured during the 100m sprint heats.

David Polkinghorne Paralympic star Evan O'Hanlon is officially the fastest man in the ACT, including able-bodied sprinters.

Wests win over Eastlake opens up race for Cricket ACT minor premiership

Sport.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan are confident they can cover the loss of potential future England fast bowler Ed Barnard.

Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak wins individual pursuit world track crown

Rebecca Wiasak, right, celebrates winning gold with bronze medalist Amy Cure.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak could be excused for thinking Cycling Australia didn't want her.

Manuka Oval comes alive in Cricket World Cup debut with multicultural festivity

Ashwad Ahmed of Sydney.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's multicultural festival enjoyed an extended stay at Manuka Oval on Wednesday night.

Bangladesh start Cricket World Cup with easy win over Afghanistan

Bangladesh wicketkeeper Rahim Mushfiqur celebrates his side's win.

David Polkinghorne It was a Bangladesh victory that ruined dreams of an Afghanistan fairytale.

Afghanistan will be dancing in the streets if they beat Bangladesh: Geoff Lawson

Afghanistan coach Andy Moles has a big task ahead of him.

David Polkinghorne Australian great Geoff Lawson says there will be "dancing in the streets" of Afghanistan if they can continue the fairytale and upset Bangladesh in their Cricket World Cup debut at Manuka Oval on...

Governor-General Peter Cosgrove calls Afghanistan the 'fairy-tale' of cricket World Cup

The Afghanistan World Cup cricket team at their training session on Manuka Oval on Monday.

David Polkinghorne Australia's Governor General Peter Cosgrove has labelled Afghanistan the "fairy-tale nation" of the Cricket World Cup and coach Andy Moles just hopes his side doesn't "freeze" in its first visit to...