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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

ANU all-rounder Scott Murn predicts upset in Douglas Cup semi-final

Lee Gaskin On paper it looms as a massive mismatch – a star-studded Queanbeyan against ANU.

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Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland on Canberra future

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.

Lee Gaskin Canberra hosting the Sheffield Shield final won't fast-track the city's Big Bash League campaign.

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Former ACT u19 teammates face off in Sheffield Shield final

Nathan Lyon enjoys a laugh at Manuka Oval on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin Former ACT u19 teammates Nathan Lyon, Ryan Carters and Jason Behrendorff have taken different paths to the Sheffield Shield final.

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Western Australia aim to overcome the odds in Sheffield Shield final

WA coach Justin Langer.

Lee Gaskin WA coach Justin Langer is confident his side can become the first in nine years to win the Sheffield Shield away from home.

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Moises Henriques labels Shield final most important game of his career

Moises Henriques trains at Manuka Oval on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin He's represented Australia, but Moises Henriques labels the Sheffield Shield final as the most important game of his career.

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Canberra winners in Sheffield Shield awards

Canberra's Jason Behrendorff and Ryan Carters have been standouts for their states this campaign.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Ryan Carters and Jason Behrendorff have been rewarded for outstanding Sheffield Shield seasons.

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Steve Smith to target WA youngsters in Sheffield Shield final

NSW captain Steve Smith with his WA opposite Adam Voges at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin The NSW captain plans to use intimidatory bowling to gain an edge over the callow Warriors.

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WA's Marcus North makes good on move up the order

Western Australia veteran Marcus North.

Lee Gaskin After being dropped last season for the first time in 10 years, Marcus North needed a new challenge.

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No pressure from Sheffield Shield finalists: Manuka Oval curator Brad Van Dam

On a roll: Manuka Oval curator puts the roller over the pitch on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin Manuka Oval curator Brad Van Dam says he hasn't been pressured from either NSW or Western Australia to prepare the pitch a certain way for this week's Sheffield Shield final in Canberra.

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Blues' Stephen O'Keefe tips pace bowling to be decisive in Sheffield Shield final against Western Australia

NSW spinner Stephen O'Keefe  is the Sheffield Shield's highest wicket taker this season.

Lee Gaskin Stephen O'Keefe and Test off-spinner Nathan Lyon loom as the trump cards for the Blues in Shield final.

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Manuka Oval curator happy to listen to Michael Clarke about Sheffield Shield pitch

Manuka Oval will come under plenty of scrutiny in the lead up to the Sheffield Shield final.

Lee Gaskin Manuka Oval curator happy to talk with Australian captain Michael Clarke about pitch for Sheffield Shield final, but won't be producing a batting paradise.

Cricket

ANU sneaks into Douglas Cup semi-finals

ANU cricket

Lee Gaskin ANU has pulled off a ''Bradbury'' as its rivals for the last spot in the Douglas Cup top four fell over.

Arizona Diamondbacks star Didi Gregorius back in Australia

Lee Gaskin Didi Gregorius excited about coming back to Australia after cutting his teeth in the ABL with the Canberra Cavalry.

Tuggeranong still in with Douglas Cup chance

Michael Barrington-Smith.

Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong will launch a last-ditch attempt to reach the finals of the Douglas Cup as its batsmen get the green light to attack in Saturday's match with North Canberra Gungahlin.

Canberra soccer controversy: Ray Junna says he never quit ACTAS coaching role

Former ACTAS and Canberra United coach Ray Junna.

Lee Gaskin Former ACTAS women's football coach Ray Junna says he did not quit his position, but Capital Football is adamant he tendered his resignation when he applied for an...

Sheffield Shield final to be played in Canberra

Steve Smith skies a delivery and is caught by Jason Behrendorff off the bowling of Ashton Agar.

Lee Gaskin Canberra will host the Sheffield Shield final for the first time after NSW hung on for a thrilling three-wicket victory against Western Australia at Manuka Oval on Friday.

Ice Hockey

Canberra launches Brave ice hockey

Ice branding: The new logo for the CBR Brave ice hockey team.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's new-look ice hockey team, the CBR Brave, has signed two imports from Finland and has unveiled its logo.

NSW Marathon kayaking series starts in Canberra

Lee Gaskin The Burley Griffin Canoe Club hopes to make a strong start to winning its third straight NSW Marathon series in the opening round in Canberra on Saturday.

Cricket

NSW coach Trevor Bayliss hits out at umpire's decision to reverse call in Sheffield Shield

Ton of fun: Shaun Marsh celebrates his century against NSW at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin NSW coach Trevor Bayliss said a ''dangerous precedent'' could be set after umpire Paul Wilson overturned his decision and gave Western Australia centurion Shaun Marsh a second life.

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Cricket: Sheffield Shield NSW v WA - Day 3

NSW bowler Nathan Lyon in action on Wednesay at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin day 3 of the cricket at Manuka Oval