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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Wests/UC assembles a champion team in quest for third straight Douglas Cup Cricket ACT premiership

Lee Gaskin Wests/UC subscribes to the theory that a champion team beats a team of champions.

Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff puts Australia ahead of Indian Premier League

Lee Gaskin Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff put his ambitions of representing Australia ahead of a lucrative Indian Premier League contract, taking time out to recover from a back injury.

Cricket

Cricket ACT agrees to historic partnership with Cricket Australia and Cricket NSW

Lee Gaskin Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says cricket will become the No 1 sport in Canberra after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Cricket ACT and Cricket NSW.

Locker Room

Locker Room: Queanbeyan's Darren Southwell misses out on perfect 10 wickets

Queanbeyan fast bowler Darren Southwell was one wicket off taking all 10 wickets in an innings.

Lee Gaskin Darren Southwell claims nine wickets for a Queanbeyan record, the Raiders unveil a new jersey and the Brumbies' new sponsor relief for players.

Cade Brown scores 192 from 167 for Weston Creek Molonglo in four-run loss to Wests/UC in Gallop Cup final

Weston Creek Molonglo batsman Cade Brown leaves the field dejected after Wests/UC win the one-day compeition.

Lee Gaskin Cade Brown produced arguably the greatest innings in the history of Canberra one-day cricket, but Wests/UC hung on to end a 15-year Gallop Cup drought with a thrilling three-run victory at Stirling...

Soccer

Canberra trio back home for Sydney FC in the National Youth League

SPORT: FFA Centre of Excellence v Sydney FC Youth at the Australian Institute of Sport in Bruce. From left, FFA Centre of Excellence player Cameron Joice and Sydney FC Youth player George Timotheou in action. 8th February 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin Canberra doesn’t have a National Youth League team, but three of the city’s brightest products are making their mark in the competition.

Cricket

Cricket ACT board to have final say on new chief executive

Outgoing Cricket ACT chief executive Mark Vergano.

Lee Gaskin The Cricket ACT board will have the final say on the appointment of the organisation's new chief executive, with a decision expected to be made by the end of February.

Cricket

Blake Dean scores second straight century ahead of Cricket ACT one-day final

Wests/UC batsman Matthew Gilkes scored 97 in the Douglas Cup match against Weston Creek Molonglo on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin Weston Creek Molonglo all-rounder Blake Dean is in ominous form for Sunday's one-day final, posting his second century in as many games.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop calls on missing teammates to stand up in WNBL play-off push

Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop has called on her ''missing'' teammates to stand up and be counted with their playoff hopes hanging in the balance.

Athletics

Commonwealth gold medallist Michael Shelley to contest world cross-country titles

Lee Gaskin Commonwealth Games marathon gold medallist Michael Shelley will contest the world cross country championship qualifiers in Canberra on Sunday.

Cricket

Veteran Heath Axelby showing the way for younger teammates

North Canberra Gungahlin spinner Heath Axelby celebrates a wicket with teammates.

Lee Gaskin North Canberra Gungahlin spinner Heath Axelby is the veteran of the first-grade team, but has a long way to go to match the longevity of his family.

Soccer

Gungahlin United players agree to stay for debut National Premier League season despite pay cuts

Lee Gaskin Gungahlin United's players are committed to chasing a National Premier League championship after accepting less money than they were originally offered.

Boxing

Canberra's Ben Edwards fighting for title, but would fight Sonny-Bill Williams for free

Ben Edwards will fight Hunter Sam in Canberra on February 27.

Lee Gaskin Australian heavyweight title contender Ben Edwards would fight Sonny-Bill Williams or Paul Gallen "for free", but isn't holding his breath for the football stars to answer his challenge.

Marathon medallist Jess Trengove learns from brother Jack's resilience

Jack Trengove with his older sister Jess.

Lee Gaskin Commonwealth Games marathon bronze medallist Jess Trengove will compete at the national cross country championships at Stromlo on Sunday.

Brandon Starc hopes to continue brother Mitch's impressive summer

High jumper Brandon Star with older brother, Australian fast bowler Mitchell.

Lee Gaskin High jumper Brandon Starc hopes to follow older brother Mitch of the Australian cricket team, but at the Canberra Track Classic.

Racing

Road to Canberra's premier race, the Black Opal Stakes, heats up as two-year-olds vie for spots

Trainer Gerald Ryan after winning last year's Black Opal Stakes.

Lee Gaskin Leading Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan will begin his assault on back-to-back Black Opal Stakes victories a month out from the richest race on the ACT calendar.

Soccer

ACT to re-invest Asian Cup financial windfall into grassroots soccer

Bumper crowds at the Asian Cup will result in a boost for grassroots soccer in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin The ACT Government will re-invest any profits it receives from the Asian Cup back into grassroots soccer in Canberra and infrastructure projects.

Ice Hockey

New Canberra Brave coach Brad Hunt aims to improve on fairytale season in Australian Ice Hockey League

Canberra Brave ice hockey coach Brad Hunt.

Lee Gaskin There's a new coach, but the same burning desire for the Canberra Brave to build on its impressive inaugural season in the Australian Ice Hockey League.

Athletics

Para-runner Evan O'Hanlon breaks down barriers at Canberra Track Classic

Lee Gaskin Para-running star Evan O'Hanlon wants to get in the slipstream of teenage prodigy Jack Hale to help him achieve his goal of qualifying for the men's 100 metres at the national championships.

Australian fast bowler Jason Behrendorff ruled out for rest of the summer with a back injury

Jason Behrendorff has been ruled out for the rest of the summer with a back injury.

Lee Gaskin Jason Behrendorff's chance to be an Ashes bolter and to cash in on a massive Indian Premier League pay day have been thwarted by a back injury.