David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne

Cricket

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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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''.

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.

Football

Tom Rogic must be picked for Socceroos, says Robbie Slater

Tom Rogic.

David Polkinghorne Tom Rogic has been cleared of serious injury and must be picked in the Socceroos squad, Robbie Slater says.

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Canberra's Tom Rogic part of Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou's new golden generation vision

Tom Rogic.

David Polkinghorne Canberra young gun Tom Rogic is part of Ange Postecoglou's vision of a new golden generation.

Cricket

Fawad Ahmed inspired by Mitchell Johnson's comeback

David Polkinghorne Fawad Ahmed knows about adversity, but even he is inspired by the Afghanistan cricket team's World Cup qualification.

Football

Rogic's got it all, says Valeri

David Polkinghorne Carl Valeri is the same as every other Socceroos fan - he wants to see Tom Rogic at the World Cup.

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Manuka Oval Test match hopes still a way off

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David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT chairman Ian McNamee says Manuka Oval is ready for its first Test match.

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Brad Haddin in the right frame of mind for 2015 Ashes series, says Ian Healy

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14: Brad Haddin of Australia takes the ball during day two of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 14, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne A ''great mental state'' has Ian Healy backing Brad Haddin to keep his job behind the stumps until at least 2015 - if not beyond.

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Vanuatu skipper's field of dreams: Test for his country or Twenty20 glory

David Polkinghorne Andrew Mansale dreams of one day playing a Test match, or getting a Big Bash League contract, but the Vanuatu and East-Asia Pacific captain realises it might never happen.

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Curator pitching for high scores on revamped Manuka oval

Sport/Chronicle: Work has commenced on the laying of turf for the new wicket area being constructed as part of the Manuka Oval re-development. Brad van Dam, Manuka Curator. 25th of September 2013, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

David Polkinghorne Curator Brad van Dam plans to provide a near-sellout crowd with ''big scores, big sixes'' at next week's Prime Minister's XI match against England after Manuka Oval's $9 million facelift.

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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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Cricket Australia considers Gallipoli centenary match for Canberra

David Polkinghorne Cricket Australia is considering celebrating Gallipoli's 100th anniversary by bringing the Australian team back to the ACT.

Live: Prime Minister's XI vs England

PM's XI

David Polkinghorne The Prime Minister's XI take on England at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

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Win that could reunite a country

David Polkinghorne If the Afghanistan cricket team could help ''reunite'' the wartorn country by qualifying for the 2015 World Cup.