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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Football

Lucy Zelic and Sally Shipard say women's soccer World Cup on synthetic pitches discriminatory

David Polkinghorne Canberra soccer identities say FIFA's decision to play women's World Cup on synthetic pitches is discriminatory.

Cricket

Afghanistan prepares for Cricket World Cup in Canberra

All smiles: The Afghanistan cricket team trains at Manuka Oval on Thursday.

David Polkinghorne Long tough, journey for Afghanistan team leads to playing ACT Comets at Manuka Oval.

Soccer

Matildas striker Michelle Heyman wants a World Cup medal

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.

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

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''.

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

Mountainous escape from Afghanistan war takes Samiullah Shinwari into cricket

Samiullah Shinwari, takes a photo on his phone of team mates having an impromptu backyard game near the Wide Brown Land sculpture at the National Arboretum in  Canberra.

David Polkinghorne Afghanistan all-rounder Samiullah Shinwari was too young to remember his family's trek through the mountains, as his mother and father fled the war to seek safety in neighbouring Pakistan.

Football

Canberra United striker Michelle Heyman backs Alen Stajcic's appointment as Matildas coach

Michelle Heyman.

David Polkinghorne Canberra United striker wants the Matildas No.9 jersey - and the W-League's golden boot.

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.

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.

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.

Former ACT sports minister Andrew Barr wants infrastructure to be his legacy

Andrew Barr at Manuka Oval, which he hopes will be a legacy of his time as ACT sports minister.

David Polkinghorne When Andrew Barr was a child, he was known as the rugby league computer and could reel off his Western Suburbs hero Terry Lamb's every statistic.

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.