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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.


Winter aims for Australian World Cup cricket squad

Chris Dutton Cricket ACT rising star Nick Winter will use a stint in Darwin to launch his bid for selection in the Australian under-19 World Cup squad.


Ex-Socceroos skipper warns Rogic and Valeri

Tom Rogic

Chris Dutton Craig Moore has warned Canberra duo Tom Rogic and Carl Valeri a lack of game time could harm their World Cup hopes.


Football Federation Australia is all eyes for young talent

Former Socceroos Craig Moore and Tony Vidmar.

Chris Dutton FFA is banking on expert eyes to help it discover a new generation of soccer talent for the Socceroos.


Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen calls for drinks breaks rule change

SPORT: Canberra United v Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park. United player Ashleigh Sykes reacts after the referees decision .  8th December 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen wants the FFA to overhaul drinks break rules after a sapping 1-0 loss.


Manuka Oval sellout looms as past and future stars turn out for PM's XI

Brad Hodge

Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne Two Australian cricket veterans, the first sellout crowd in almost a decade and a prelude to hosting the Big Bash League - next week's Prime Minister's XI looms as one of the biggest in the fixture's...

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Nikolai gets a chance to star

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25:  Nikolai Topor-Stanley poses during the A-League All Stars jersey launch at Carriageworks on June 25, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton A-League All Star Nikolai Topor-Stanley has not given up on his dream of playing at the World Cup next year.


Heyman baffled by lock-out

SPORT: Michelle Heyman during training with the Matildas at the AIS athletics track, Bruce .. 12th June 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Michelle Heyman admits she is confused as to why the Matildas' match against New Zealand on Thursday has been closed to the public.

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Saturday Serve

FFA sells out Matildas

Chris Dutton dinkus

Chris Dutton Gender inequality, financial constraints or just laziness - all signs point to a huge FFA bungle in Canberra this week.


Pain of cousin's death reignites Heyman's dream

Sport.  Canberra United and Matildas striker Michelle Heyman during a break at the AIS, Michelle almost gave up soccer two months ago when her cousin [he was the reason she got into soccer] passed away  14 June 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton Michelle Heyman is using the pain of losing her cousing as the inspiration to chase her World Cup dream.


Will this be a season to remember?

Alessandro Del Piero

Lee Gaskin, Chris Dutton The A-League's moment of truth has arrived and I've got some bad news for the fans - I've looked into the soccer crystal ball and it doesn't look pretty.


Live: Australia v West Indies

Watto, live coverage

Chris Dutton All the action from Colombo where Australia takes on the West Indies in the World Twenty20 semi-final.


Star United recruit debuts

Canberra United's Nikki Washington.

Chris Dutton A whirlwind week will end with Nikki Washington making her W-League debut on Saturday. And Canberra United's international recruit is adamant jetlag and scorching heat won't stop her from making an...


Winter crosses fingers for smooth run

Nick Winter.

Chris Dutton A broken knuckle almost ended Nick Winter's cricket dreams but the Canberra fast-bowler says it's his turn to cause havoc and his Prime Minister's XI teammates are in his sights.


Perry ready for a rare break

Australian Cricketer Ellyse Perry at the IN2 cricket awards at Aranda
giving some bowling tips to Lucas Sanden, 5.
The Canberra Times
02 march 2013
Photo Jay Cronan


Chris Dutton Ellyse Perry is set to enjoy her first three-month break from cricket and soccer in almost a decade.


Perry wants parity, not T20 'token gestures'

Ellyse Perry

Chris Dutton Australian star Ellyse Perry fears a ''token gesture'' for females to play against men would divide the cricket community.


Winter off to warmer climes to help broken finger

10 May 2012, Sport, Journalist  Chris Dutton Canberra Times PHOTO by JAY CRONAN.  ACT Comets Under 19 fast bowler Nick Winter is making a comeback after breaking his finger.  He will be playing cricket in Darwin over the winter in an effort to make it into the Australian under 19 team.

Chris Dutton He's got a ''fake knuckle'' and still can't grip a bat, but Nick Winter will launch his bid to be selected in Australia's under-19 World Cup team in the most unlikely of places.