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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Sheffield Shield final to be played in Canberra

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.

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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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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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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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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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Saturday Serve – Sheffield Shield still has an important place in Australian cricket

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Lee Gaskin The resurgence of the Australian Test team proves the Sheffield Shield still has an important place in the game's future.

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Canberra a chance to host Sheffield Shield final

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Lee Gaskin Canberra is in the mix to host the Sheffield Shield final for the first time.

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Canberra contingent shines in Sheffield Shield final at Manuka Oval

Steve Smith of the Blues.

Lee Gaskin Ryan Carters scored 72 and Jason Behrendorff bagged three wickets as Canberrans starred on the first day of the Sheffield Shield final.

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Sheffield Shield final: Rain puts NSW in box seat

Nathan Lyon plays with a frisbee during the rain delay on day four of the Sheffield Shield final.

Lee Gaskin Throwing a Frisbee around on a soggy Manuka Oval has never been so much fun for the NSW Blues.

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Manuka Oval still in line to host Sheffield Shield final

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Lee Gaskin Cricket NSW officials will be in Canberra next week to assess Manuka Oval's viability to host the Sheffield Shield final.

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Manuka Oval given tick of approval after Sheffield Shield cricket final

Lee Gaskin Manuka Oval hit the Sheffield Shield final out of the ballpark after a Major League Baseball curveball sent the decider to Canberra.

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Manuka Oval uncertain for Sheffield Shield final

Lee Gaskin The Manuka Oval pitch has to be ''good enough for a Test match'', Geoff Lawson says.

Test stars to boost NSW Blues' Sheffield Shield hopes

Lee Gaskin Fresh from their resounding triumph in South Africa, Test stars Steve Smith and Nathan Lyon could be parachuted into the NSW Sheffield Shield team for this week's trip to Canberra.

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Canberra cricketer Ryan Carters named NSW's Sheffield Shield player of the year

Ryan Carters scored 861 runs at 53.81 in his debut Sheffield Shield season for the Blues.

Lee Gaskin Canberra product Ryan Carters was a clear winner of the NSW Sheffield Shield player of the year award.

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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.

Manuka Oval almost certain to host Sheffield Shield final

Doug Bollinger steams in to bowl at Manuka Oval on Wednesday.

Lee Gaskin Western Australia lost 4-8 to put NSW in pole position to host the Sheffield Shield final in Canberra.

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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

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Sheffield Shield: NSW in box seat as WA all out for 82

Survivor: Not-out batsman Jason Behrendorf.

Lee Gaskin The first day of the Sheffield Shield game between NSW and WA at Manuka Oval turned up a few surprises.