Justin Langer

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Nathan Lyon, Justin Langer back Manuka Oval as quality Test venue

Jon Tuxworth and David Polkinghorne Nathan Lyon and Justin Langer have backed the push for Manuka to host Test cricket.

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Western Australia coach Justin Langer tips Australian honours for Jason Behrendorff

Canberra product Jason Behrendorff is close to a national team call-up, says WA state coach Justin Langer.

Lee Gaskin Justin Langer believes it's only a matter of time before Jason Behrendorff is called up to the Australian team.

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Justin Langer's work ethic has turned WA into Sheffield Shield contenders, says Simon Katich

Best mates ... Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden.

David Polkinghorne As Matthew Hayden tore apart bowling attacks around the world, Justin Langer was up the other end using guts and determination to grind his way into becoming one-half of one of the best ever opening...

It's not the last of Michael Beer: WA coach Justin Langer

Michael Beer

Brad Elborough Western Australian cricket coach Justin Langer believes that the latest setback for Michael Beer does not spell the end of his playing days with the Warriors.

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Perth Scorchers coach Justin Langer says Melbourne Stars are beatable

Simon Katich of the Scorchers bats during the Big Bash League.

Brad Elborough Justin Langer does not see the Perth Scorchers final KFC Big Bash clash against the unbeaten Melbourne Stars as 'mission impossible'.

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Justin Langer to give Mitchell Johnson every chance

Mitchell Johnson

Brad Elborough Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has the support of his WA state coach Justin Langer in his bid to return to the Australian Test cricket side.

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WACA will be another Gabba: Justin Langer

WACA pitch.

Former Test opener Justin Langer has warned the third Test WACA pitch will be similar to the bouncy Gabba wicket

Justin Langer to quit state cricket

Former Test opener Justin Langer says he'll quit state cricket after this weekend's Pura Cup clash for WA against Tasmania.

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Marcus North retires after brilliant season

Marcus North.

Brad Elborough Former West Australian captain Marcus North has retired from first class cricket in Australia.

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Western Australia aim to overcome the odds in Sheffield Shield final

WA coach Justin Langer.

Lee Gaskin WA coach Justin Langer is confident his side can become the first in nine years to win the Sheffield Shield away from home.

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Moises Henriques labels Shield final most important game of his career

Moises Henriques trains at Manuka Oval on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin He's represented Australia, but Moises Henriques labels the Sheffield Shield final as the most important game of his career.

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Moises Henriques and Josh Hazlewood prove winning combination with bat and ball

Josh Hazlewood, second from right, celebrates one of his three wickets.

Lee Gaskin Only a miracle will save Western Australia from a heavy defeat in the Sheffield Shield final.

Manuka Oval almost certain to host Sheffield Shield final

Doug Bollinger steams in to bowl at Manuka Oval on Wednesday.

Lee Gaskin Western Australia lost 4-8 to put NSW in pole position to host the Sheffield Shield final in Canberra.

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Jason Behrendorff ready to test himself against NSW in Sheffield Shield final

Canberra product Jason Behrendorff has taken 57 wickets in 14 first-class matches for Western Australia.

David Polkinghorne West Australian opening bowler Jason Behrendorff hopes to put his Big Bash League-winning experience to good use in the Sheffield Shield final as his reputation starts to build.

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Michael Clarke out of Canberra clash

Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the Sheffield Shield final in Canberra with a shoulder injury.

David Polkinghorne Michael Clarke was ruled out of playing for NSW against Western Australia in the final, which starts on Friday at Manuka Oval, due to a fractured shoulder.

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No pressure from Sheffield Shield finalists: Manuka Oval curator Brad Van Dam

On a roll: Manuka Oval curator puts the roller over the pitch on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin Manuka Oval curator Brad Van Dam says he hasn't been pressured from either NSW or Western Australia to prepare the pitch a certain way for this week's Sheffield Shield final in Canberra.

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WA's Marcus North makes good on move up the order

Western Australia veteran Marcus North.

Lee Gaskin After being dropped last season for the first time in 10 years, Marcus North needed a new challenge.

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Old solution brings a new-found strength

Greg Baum dinkus

Greg Baum What began as an exercise in benchmarking has become another triumph in its own right.

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Steve Smith caps whirlwind 12 months with Sheffield Shield title

Steve Smith of the Blues plays a shot during day five of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales Blues and the Western Australia Warriors on Tuesday.

David Polkinghorne NSW captain Steve Smith says winning the Sheffield Shield caps a whirlwind 12 months.