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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Big names return for NSW-WA Sheffield Shield showdown at Canberra's Manuka Oval

Chris Dutton Seven Test players, ODI star Adam Voges, a hat-trick of Canberra's cricket talent and a Sheffield Shield final up for grabs.

Cricket

Shane Warne and Michael Hussey in mix to lead Prime Minister's XI against England in January

Shane Warne is a chance to lead the Prime Minister's XI.

Chris Dutton The 'King of Spin' Shane Warne and 'Mr Cricket' Michael Hussey loom as the Prime Minister's XI's secret weapons in the bid to get a big crowd at Manuka Oval in Canberra's hectic sporting calendar.

Cricket

Darren Lehmann backs plans for more cricket at Manuka Oval

Darren Lehmann wants more cricket played at Manuka Oval.

Chris Dutton Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has backed plans to bring more international cricket to Canberra, adding he rates former ACT Comet Ryan Carters as a future star.

Cricket

Gilchrist in line to lead PM's XI

Chris Dutton The greatest wicketkeeper in Australian cricket history, Adam Gilchrist, may play the old foe one more time.

Cricket

Yes Prime Minister, I'm ready

Ryan Carters.

Chris Dutton Rising Canberra star Ryan Carters hopes he's found the ''recipe for runs'' and another blistering century has launched the 23-year-old into contention for the Prime Minister's XI.

Cricket

Second century puts rising star Carters in contention for Prime Minister's XI

Chris Dutton Another century launches Ryan Carters into contention for Prime Minister's XI.

Cricket

Ryan Carters: model student of the game

Ryan Carters

Chris Dutton Former Australia bowler Geoff Lawson says Canberra star Ryan Carters is ready to launch his cricket career.

Cricket

Comets' chance to shine among stars of Big Bash League

Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan successfully appeals for the wicket of England's batsman Ravi Bopara, unseen, during the Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match between England and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, March 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Chris Dutton ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs has challenged his players to prove they can perform on the big stage when they get a chance to impress Big Bash League scouts in a three-game series against the Melbourne...

Cricket

McClintock Comets debut

The Kookaburra Factory in Moorabbin, Melbourne....finished turf (used for Tests)
24TH OCTOBER 2012
PHOTO:PENNY STEPHENS
THE AGE

Chris Dutton Beau McClintock is preparing for a nervous Futures League initiation when he makes his ACT Comets debut at Manuka Oval today.

Cricket

Matthews backs selectors' call to omit injured star from Test team

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NCH SPORT  Former Australian Test Cricketer Greg Matthews, speaking at the Newcastle Club. Newcastle  10th December 2009  Newcastle  NCH SPORT PIC JONATHAN CARROLL SPECIAL 00000000

Chris Dutton Shane Watson hasn't scored enough runs to be a specialist batsman and the Australian star shouldn't be granted special dispensation to play only part of a Sheffield Shield match in Canberra, former...

Cricket

Haddin may join Ponting's Canberra farewell

Brad Haddin

Chris Dutton Manuka Oval is preparing for a dream double act with Brad Haddin set to join Ricky Ponting in a blockbuster Prime Minister's XI game in Canberra next year.