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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins restricted to six overs in PM's XI game against England

Lee Gaskin Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins got the match practice national selectors wanted, but fans at the Prime Minister's XI game could have been excused for being annoyed at his overs being restricted.

Glenn Maxwell's sensational century not enough for PM's XI against England at Manuka Oval

Ian Bell.

Lee Gaskin Mercurial all-rounder Glenn Maxwell burst back to form with a rollicking century in Canberra - but it wasn't enough.

Moeen Ali backs England's ruthless approach to World Cup

England opener Moeen Ali: ''I'll tell myself to go hard.''

Lee Gaskin Opener Moeen Ali says England will maintain its ''ruthless'' approach and aim to be more aggressive heading into next month's World Cup.

Cricket

Prime Minister's XI captain Chris Rogers ready to inflict pain on England in tour match at Manuka Oval

Lee Gaskin Prime Minister's XI captain Chris Rogers✓ is keen to make amends for last year's shellacking and strike an early blow to England's World Cup preparations.

Cricket

Glenn Maxwell to use Prime Minister's XI as World Cup springboard

Glenn Maxwell, at Manuka Oval ahead of the Prime Minister's XI match.

Lee Gaskin Mercurial Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell set to use the Prime Minister's XI game against England as his springboard for the World Cup.

Soccer

South Korean midfielder Son Heung-min a player to watch at the Asian Cup

One to watch: South Korean superstar Son Heung-Min dazzles against Paraguay.

Lee Gaskin South Korean midfielder Son Heung-Min will be one of the players to watch at the Asian Cup and has a reported $38 million transfer price tag.

Cricket

ACT Meteors eliminated from National Cricket League finals contention after dramatic loss

Katie Mack.

Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors have missed out on the Women's National Cricket League finals in dramatic circumstances, losing on the second last ball of Friday's game with the Tasmania Roar.

Cricket

Teenage cricketer Mac Wright from the south coast to face England at Manuka Oval next Monday

Wright won't be bowling his leg-spinners at senior club cricketers or batting against handy fast bowlers.

Lee Gaskin A 16-year-old all-rounder, who plays in Canberra but lives on the NSW south coast, is about to face the England cricket team.

Cricket

New England captain Eoin Morgan tipped to lead aggressivly in first Australian tour since Alastair Cook's sacking

England batsman James Taylor said he expected Morgan, above,  to embrace the captaincy and to continue his play his natural game despite having the extra responsibility.

Lee Gaskin New England one-day international skipper Eoin Morgan is tipped to captain the side aggressively in his country's first tour since the sacking of Alastair Cook for next month's World Cup.

Soccer

South Korea out to win back the respect of its country by breaking 55-year Asian Cup drought

News.  from left, Josh Yang, Michael Yang, Justine Yang and Sam Yang of Turner have their tickets ready for all the South Korea and North Korea games to be played in Canberra during the AFC Asian Cup.  They will join the many South Korean fans known as the Red Devil's for the games.  8 January 2015.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin South Korea are embracing the pressure of football-mad country ahead of Saturday's opening Asian Cup game against Oman at Canberra Stadium.

Socceroos great Mark Bosnich backs South Korea to break its 55-year Asian Cup drought

Sport. The South Korean, Asian Cup football team training at Deakin Oval. January 6th. 2015 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Lee Gaskin Former Socceroos great Mark Bosnich believes South Korea can avoid another toffee treatment from its fans and break the country’s 55-year Asian Cup drought.

Canberra Cavalry's hitters go wild as they hammer Brisbane Bandits 10-3 in Australian Baseball League

Jack Murphy had a night to remember, driving in six runs.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Cavalry went on an offensive rampage with a 10-3 win against Brisbane on Thursday.

Fans go wild as South Korea arrives in Canberra for the Asian Cup

Abaigaile Lim- Webber 3 of Kambah

Lee Gaskin Any doubts about how big the Asian Cup is were silenced with the wild screaming that accompanied the South Korean team on its arrival in Canberra.

Jason Behrendorff home in Canberra for Prime Minister's XI

Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff will be making his second appearance in the PM's XI.

Lee Gaskin Canberra product Jason Behrendorff returns to the PM's XI six years after his debut to take on England at Manuka Oval on Wednesday.

Oman captain Ali Al-Habsi arrives in Canberra ahead of Asian Cup opening game against South Korea

Al-Habsi is one of the few Middle Eastern players to have success in the English top flight, having joined Wigan in 2011 on a reported £4 million transfer fee from Bolton Wanderers.

Lee Gaskin Oman captain Ali Al-Habsi✓ has shaken off a 25-hour flight to join his countrymen for the first time ahead of the Asian Cup.

Soccer

Asian Cup ticket prices inflated by up to 700 per cent on rogue website

Lee Gaskin Asian Cup organisers have warned people from buying game tickets from unofficial sellers who are inflating prices by as much as 700 per cent.

Cricket

ACT Comets batsman Matt Condon teams up with idol Michael Hussey for PM's XI against England

ACT Comets batsman Matt Condon has been selected in the PM's XI team to play England.

Lee Gaskin ACT Comets batsman Matt Condon will join his idol when he lines up with Michael Hussey in the PM's XI team against England next week.

Cummins, Maxwell, Behrendorff in PM's XI to face England in Canberra

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins has been named in the PM's XI team to face England.

Lee Gaskin Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and in-form Canberra left-armer Jason Behrendorff highlight the PM's XI team named to take on England at Manuka Oval.

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Tennis

More than 800 players converge on Canberra for Australian Senior Tennis Championships preview

Sport.
January 4th 2015.

Australian Masters Tennis Championships at the National Hockey Centre in Lyneham. From left Linda Culcutt, 46, Tim Harris, 55, John Greenup, 65, Don Biddle, 75, Ron Moulton, 81, Peter Breugelman, 70, Alan Wilmshurst, 61, and Ros Balodis. 

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford

Lee Gaskin They range in age from their 30s to their 80s, but that won't stop the best players in the country from serving up aces, volleys and winners at the Australian Seniors Championship.

ACT Meteors bowled out for 76 in Women's T20 loss to Western Australia

Rhiannon Dick top-scored for the Meteors in their nine-wicket loss to Western Fury on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors are bowled out for just 76 in a nine-wicket loss to Western Australia at Manuka Oval on Sunday.