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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Soccer

Matildas striker Michelle Heyman wants a World Cup medal

David Polkinghorne With the disappointment of losing the women's Asian Cup final still fresh, Matildas striker Michelle Heyman already has a clear goal for next year's World Cup - she wants a medal.

Cricket

50-over World Cup game 'still the one'

David Polkinghorne The Cricket World Cup's controlling body is confident fans will flock to the games in 2015 because ''it's real''.

Rene Farrell fired up for ACT Meteors, World Cup

David Polkinghorne ACT Meteors opening bowler Rene Farrell will set off on a reconnaissance mission of Sri Lanka next week.

Cricket

Cricket World Cup 2015 sure to be great hit if bowlers can net a batsman

October 22 2010. Pic Elesa Lee, The Chronicle, Cricket ACT CEO Mark Vergano pushing for an upgrade of Manuka Oval SPECIAL 1

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT says Canberra cricketers will get a ''rare opportunity'' against some of the best batsmen in the world.

Cricket

Afghanistan defies World Cup odds

An Afghan cricket fan

David Polkinghorne Afghanistan will head to Canberra and the 50-over World Cup for the first time in 2015.

Cricket

Delaney eyes spot in Irish World Cup team

Sport. Launch of the ACT cricket season at Manuka Oval. Weston Creek
captain, Michael Delaney. October 10th. 2013 Canberra Times photograph
by Graham Tidy.


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David Polkinghorne Michael Delaney's long-term goal is to be charging in for Ireland at Manuka Oval during the 2015 World Cup.

Cricket

World Cup opens door for Manuka

Sport.   ACT sports minister Andrew Barr with the Cricket World Cup Trophy at Manuka Oval.  16 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne The ACT government is hoping the cricket World Cup will help Manuka Oval attract more sporting events.

Cricket

Manuka to host three cricket World Cup matches

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 30:  Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd speaks during the Official Launch of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 on July 30, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Canberra will host three cricket World Cup matches, including giants South Africa, at Manuka Oval in 2015.

Cricket

ACT Comets' Vele Dukoski selected for NSW Country

ACT Comets all-rounder Vele Dukoski.

David Polkinghorne All ACT Comets gun all-rounder Vele Dukoski needs to do to find inspiration is to is look at his hands.

Cricket

Michael Bevan backs Canberra Big Bash team

ACT Comets player Matt Condon will benefit from Michael Bevan's expertise.

David Polkinghorne Michael Bevan says the nation's capital deserves a bigger role in Australian cricket.

Cricket

Michael Bevan takes Canberra's Matt Condon under his wing

David Polkinghorne Matt Condon would run around the house in Michael Bevan pads - now he can learn from him.

Soccer

Oman calls on Canberra to support side at Asian Cup

Delegates from Asian Cup teams: Oman Board member Saeed Baqaweer, Korean representative Ilki Park, Japan team administrator Naoki Tsumura and UAE coach Hassan Al Abdooli examining the Canberra Stadium surface.

David Polkinghorne Oman hopes basing itself at the Australian Institute of Sport will see its success rub off on it and the nation wants Canberra to adopt it as its Asian Cup team.

Cricket

Canberra's super summer of cricket a tourism bonanza

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT won't get a financial windfall, despite hosting Canberra's biggest ever summer of cricket, but the ACT government is expecting tourism to gain in a big way.

Football

Carl Valeri sees Melbourne Victory as stepping stone to Socceroos

Carl Valeri is desperate to return to the Socceroos' fold.

David Polkinghorne Carl Valeri is hoping to use new club Melbourne Victory as a springboard for a Socceroos return.

Football

Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade says Canberra could host Asian Cup winner

Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade.

David Polkinghorne Former Socceroos and Canberra Cosmos captain Paul Wade thinks the ACT could play host to the eventual winner of next year's Asian Cup.

Cricket

Rene Farrell gets Cricket Australia contract

Rene Farrell.

David Polkinghorne Rene Farrell continues her cricket renaissance, with Cricket Australia naming her as one of 15 contracted Southern Stars on Wednesday.

Football

Former Socceroos star Carl Valeri considers stint in A-League

David Polkinghorne Will Canberra's Carl Valeri return to Australia to play in the A-League?

Football

Canberra's Carl Valeri signs with Melbourne Victory

An ankle injury has marred the last two years of Valeri's career.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos veteran Carl Valeri signs three-year deal with A-League club.

Soccer

Robbie Deeley wonder strike gives Canberra Olympic victory over arch-rival Canberra FC

Sport. Premier League Soccer at O'Connor Oval between Canberra FC (red tops) and Canberra Olympic (blue tops). Olympic's Josh Gaspari, on the move. June 8th. 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Polkinghorne Wonder strike guides Olympic to victory.

Football

Canberra City winger Gimale Essacu dreams of playing for Papua New Guinea on the world stage

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David Polkinghorne Canberra City winger Gimale Essacu's face lights up at the mere mention of the World Cup.