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Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

England overcome disastrous start to crush PM's XI

English captain Alastair Cook celebrates with James Tredwell.

Lee Gaskin Finally, there is something for England to smile about with a comprehensive win against the Prime Minister's XI at Manuka Oval.

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Cricket

Cricket: PM's XI a well-balanced team, says Brett Lee

Sport
Australia's Brett Lee at Manuka oval ahead of the PM's XI tomorrow.
Filed: Monday, 13 January 2014 2:19:40 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Lee Gaskin Brett Lee has defended the selection of the Prime Minister's XI side, declaring the combination of old heads, fringe national players and untried youngsters can continue England's miserable summer.

Cricket

English fast bowler Chris Jordan on track to making a name for himself

Sport
Australia's Brett Lee and England's Chris Jordan at Manuka oval ahead of the PM's XI tomorrow.
Filed: Monday, 13 January 2014 2:19:39 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Lee Gaskin He shares a surname with the greatest basketballer of all time and went to school with pop star Rihanna.

Cricket

McDermott boys to take on England

Sport
Brothers Ben and Alister McDermott who will both play in the PM's XI team.
Filed: Monday, 13 January 2014 4:34:56 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Lee Gaskin Alister and Ben McDermott now have at least one thing in common - selection in the Prime Minister's XI team.

Cricket

Michael Spaseski has a chance to impress in the Prime Minister's XI

Lee Gaskin This time 12 months ago, ACT Comets captain Jono Dean was preparing to open the batting for the Prime Minister's XI against the West Indies.

Cricket

Fast bowler Jackson Bird aiming to return to Australian Test team

Lee Gaskin If wickets are a fast bowler's currency, then Prime Minister's XI debutant Jackson Bird is quickly building a sizeable amount of funds to force his way back into the Australian Test team.

Cricket

PM's XI at Manuka: Late change for Australian side

Lee Gaskin The Prime Minister's XI has been forced into a late change for Tuesday's match with England at Manuka Oval, with Brisbane Heat and Queensland Bulls batsman Chris Lynn ruled out with a knee injury.

Futsal

Rookie Ashleigh Palombi embraces pressure as ACT defends futsal title

Sport: ACT women's futsal player Ashleigh Palombi. 11th of January 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin ACT women's futsal rookie Ashleigh Palombi is tired of being the bridesmaid.

Baseball

ABL: Sydney Blue Sox grab cup and play-off advantage

SEAN TOLER - Action from Game 1 _ Round 9 of the Australian Baseball League between the Perth Heat and the Canberra Cavalry. - .Played at Barbagallo Ballpark,Perth - December 28th,2012.Conditions of Use -this image is intended for editorial use only.(print or electronic).Any further use requires additional clearance for Sports Media Publishing (SMP Images).Photo THERON KIRKMAN (SMP Images)

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Cavalry is in danger of missing the Australian Baseball League play-offs after another loss to Sydney.

Cricket

Prime Minister's XI game is still relevant, says ACT Cricket's Mark Vergano

Lee Gaskin The Prime Minister’s XI game continues to have relevance as a showcase of Australia’s future stars, Mark Vergano says.

Cricket

Brad Hodge hopeful of T20 call-up after selection in PM's XI

Brad Hodge

Lee Gaskin PM's XI player Brad Hodge would jump at the chance to represent Australia at the Twenty20 World Cup.

Cricket

Striker Oakley uses his day off to help his Canberra club

Lee Gaskin Wests/UC captain Ben Oakley went from bowling in front of a capacity crowd of 26,000 at the Adelaide Oval to making a cameo for his Canberra club side.

Football

Victory striker Lisa De Vanna United's biggest challenge after shock defeat

Lee Gaskin Containing Melbourne Victory striker Lisa De Vanna looms as Canberra United's biggest hurdle on Sunday.

Cricket

Kevin Jacob gallops from 100 to under-17s

Sport
ACT Under 17s batsman Kevin Jacob after scoring a centaury.
The canberra times
10 January 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin After becoming the youngest century-maker in the history of the Cricket ACT first-grade competition, Weston Creek Molonglo opener Kevin Jacob's next challenge is taking on players his own age.

Basketball

Abby Bishop's best yet to come, says coach Carrie Graf

Sport: Canberra Capitals  V Logan Thunder. Capitals player Abby Bishop and Logan player Emma Langford in action. 20th of December 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals coach and former Australian mentor Carrie Graf believes star forward Abby Bishop can be a cornerstone of the Opals team for the next decade as she becomes one of the most dominant...

Cricket

Manuka Oval's new amenities aimed at putting it up with the best grounds

Brett Lee and Prime Minister Tony Abbott during the launch of the Prime Minister's XI at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday 4 December 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Lee Gaskin The ACT government is confident the $9 million makeover of Manuka Oval will ensure an improved experience for the 12,500 spectators at the Prime Minister's XI day-night match against England on...

Cricket

Keep PM's XI at 50 overs: Maher

Sport
Cricket stars (l-r) Ashley Noffke, Jimmy Maher, Michael Dighton, brendan drew, Peter Sleep and Murray Goodwin in canberra to impart their knowledge on to ACT junior cricketers.
The canberra times
10 January 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin Former Australian one-day international batsman Jimmy Maher believes the Prime Minister's XI match should stay at 50 overs and not switch to the Twenty20 format.

Cricket

Brett Lee backs Jackson Bird against England

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04:  Jackson Bird of the Stars celebrates the dismissal of Ben Rohrer of the Renegades during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Melbourne Stars at Etihad Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Fast bowling great Brett Lee has backed Jackson Bird to continue England's miserable summer and use the Prime Minister's XI game as a stepping stone back to the national side.

Cricket

ACT Meteors pace bowler Rene Farrell in line for a recall to Australian Ashes side

Lee Gaskin She's fitter, stronger and in better shape than when she took a hat-trick for Australia two years ago.

Cricket

PM's XI side revealed: Hodge, Lee and Bird head to Manuka

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01:  Brad Hodge of the Stars celebrates reaching 50 runs during the Big Bash League match between Sydney Thunder and the Melbourne Stars at ANZ Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Brad Hodge will get a chance to press his claims for the Twenty20 World Cup after being selected in the PM's XI team to take on England at Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

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