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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Rene Farrell's rise from the Ashes

Lee Gaskin Rene Farrell credits her move to Canberra as aiding her international renaissance.

Cricket

Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin laughs off Kevin Pietersen's comments about Canberra ahead of Big Bash League final

Brad Haddin is excited about the prospect of playing his first international match in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has laughed off Kevin Pietersen's derogatory rants about Canberra and is excited at the prospect of playing his first international at Manuka Oval.

Cricket

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.

Saturday Serve

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.

Cricket

ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell chasing World Cup glory with Southern Stars

Rene Farrell.

Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell is relishing the pressure of bowling the final over for Australia.

Border wary of hungry England striking back

Allan Border

Lee Gaskin Beware the wounded Lion - that’s the message from former Australian captain Allan Border as a desperate England aims to hang on to the Ashes.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Allan Border warns of England fightback in Perth

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 09: Alastair Cook of England looks on after a press conference at the end of day five of Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Beware the wounded Lion - that's the message from former Australian captain Allan Border.

Cricket

Inspired by Mitch Johnson, Ashes in sights again for Rene Farrell

Lee Gaskin Mitchell Johnson's Ashes revival is an inspiration for recalled bowler Rene Farrell to do the same for the Australian women's team.

Cricket

Big Basher: Jono Dean's chance meeting restarted his cricket career

ACT Comets batsman Jono Dean.

Lee Gaskin It took a quiet beer at the Top Pub in Queanbeyan to get Jono Dean back into cricket.

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

McDermott boys to take on England

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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

Brad Haddin hungry for Ashes redemption

SPORT: Australian cricketers L-R Brad Hadden and Nathan Lyon at Manuka oval, Canberra.  4th SEPTEMBER 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is hungry to reclaim the Ashes and believes a more settled preparation will assist the home side in regaining the treasured urn.

Cricket

Farrell aiming for Ashes

Lee Gaskin Rene Farrell hopes a strong start to the season will catapult her back into Southern Stars contention.

Cricket

Haddin key to Ashes: Ponting

Lee Gaskin Ricky Ponting believes Brad Haddin can be the X-factor for Australia in winning back the Ashes.

Cricket

Lyon's share shows he's on top of spin pack, says mentor

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrates victory during day four of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 24, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Nathan Lyon's former mentor at the ACT Comets, Mark Higgs, says the off-spinner has established himself well and truly as the No.1 slow bowler in the country.

Cricket

Lyon pitched from the sidelines into fiery heat of Ashes

Nathan Lyon.

Lee Gaskin Nathan Lyon was the groundsman used as training fodder the last time England played in Adelaide three years ago.

Cricket

Haddin bides his time

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 9:  Brad Haddin poses during the official Australian Test cricket team headshots session on August 9, 2012 in Darwin, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Brad Haddin wants retribution on the old enemy and still harbours ambitions to break back into the Australian team for next year's Ashes series.

Cricket, Rugby

Canberra set for a barmy invasion next year

England  Barmy Army  celebrate

Chris Wilson, Lee Gaskin Block your ears and warm up the beer - the British are coming, bringing two of the world's most iconic sporting teams and their passionate travelling supporters to Canberra next year.

LIVE CRICKET: NSW v Queensland, Manuka Oval

Sport. Sheffield Shield cricket match at Manuka Oval between NSW and Qld. NSW bowler Josh Lalor, gets a wicket.

Lee Gaskin Follow our coverage of the NSW Blues v Queensland Bulls Sheffield Shield match, live from Manuka Oval. All times in AEDST.

Cricket

Ponting not ready to walk into the sunset

Ricky Ponting

Lee Gaskin Canberra has been added to what could be the Ricky Ponting farewell tour, as the former Australian captain comes under increasing pressure in his spot in the Test team.