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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Shane Warne and Michael Hussey in mix to lead Prime Minister's XI against England in January

Chris Dutton The 'King of Spin' Shane Warne and 'Mr Cricket' Michael Hussey loom as the Prime Minister's XI's secret weapons in the bid to get a big crowd at Manuka Oval in Canberra's hectic sporting calendar.

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Australia coach Darren Lehmann wants cricket cleaned up

Chris Cairns denies being corrupt.

Chris Dutton Australia coach Darren Lehmann has implored International Cricket Council officials to "clean the game up" and send a strong message to the world as international match-fixing scandals engulf the...

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Darren Lehmann backs plans for more cricket at Manuka Oval

Darren Lehmann wants more cricket played at Manuka Oval.

Chris Dutton Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has backed plans to bring more international cricket to Canberra, adding he rates former ACT Comet Ryan Carters as a future star.

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Canberra's revamped Manuka Oval joins Australian sport's big boys, says curator

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Chris Dutton Manuka Oval curator Brad van Dam says the iconic Canberra venue can prove itself ''one of the big boys'' of Australian sport.

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Comets Shane Devoy and Michael Spaseski fight for final spot in PM's XI

sport.-3rd January 2014. CACT Comets players Shane Devoy and Michael Spaseski. Both are in contention for a spot in the PM's XI team to play against England at Manuka Oval. Canberra Times photo by Karleen Minney.

Chris Dutton ACT Comets stars do battle for one chance to shine in the Prime Minister's XI.

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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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Gilchrist in line to lead PM's XI

Chris Dutton The greatest wicketkeeper in Australian cricket history, Adam Gilchrist, may play the old foe one more time.

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Yes Prime Minister, I'm ready

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Chris Dutton Rising Canberra star Ryan Carters hopes he's found the ''recipe for runs'' and another blistering century has launched the 23-year-old into contention for the Prime Minister's XI.

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Second century puts rising star Carters in contention for Prime Minister's XI

Chris Dutton Another century launches Ryan Carters into contention for Prime Minister's XI.

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Brett Lee proud to lead Prime Minister's XI

Brett Lee has been named the captain of the Prime Ministers XI at Manuka Oval.

Chris Dutton A four-wicket haul for the Prime Minister's XI launched Brett Lee's international career and the fast-bowling great wants to help usher in the next Australian star when he captains the side next...

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Ryan Carters: model student of the game

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Chris Dutton Former Australia bowler Geoff Lawson says Canberra star Ryan Carters is ready to launch his cricket career.

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Locals offer to test out lights

2 October 2012. Sport.  Journalist Chris Dutton  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.  Team captains Matt Wheatley, Josh Connelly, Josh Kentwell, Ben Oakley, Adam Tett, Mark Bennett, Michael Wescombe and Michael Minns at the launch of the Cricket ACT season  at Red Hill Lookout.

Chris Dutton Canberra's top cricketers have volunteered to be guinea pigs to test the Manuka Oval lights before international matches and hope the first-grade competition will get a chance to play ''novelty''...

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Comets' chance to shine among stars of Big Bash League

Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan successfully appeals for the wicket of England's batsman Ravi Bopara, unseen, during the Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match between England and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, March 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Chris Dutton ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs has challenged his players to prove they can perform on the big stage when they get a chance to impress Big Bash League scouts in a three-game series against the Melbourne...

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Stewart hoping to bowl selectors over

Fletcher Stewart

Chris Dutton Fletcher Stewart's cricket career has taken him around the world and the all-rounder hopes a season with Cricket ACT will help him make the next step.

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Manuka's route to the elite level

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Chris Dutton Canberra needs to gain entry to one of Australia's premier cricket competitions before Manuka Oval can become a regular fixture on the international calendar, one-day great Michael Bevan says.

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Matthews backs selectors' call to omit injured star from Test team

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Chris Dutton Shane Watson hasn't scored enough runs to be a specialist batsman and the Australian star shouldn't be granted special dispensation to play only part of a Sheffield Shield match in Canberra, former...

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Haddin may join Ponting's Canberra farewell

Brad Haddin

Chris Dutton Manuka Oval is preparing for a dream double act with Brad Haddin set to join Ricky Ponting in a blockbuster Prime Minister's XI game in Canberra next year.

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ACT hopes for star power to take on West Indies

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Chris Dutton Power-hitter Chris Gayle is set to ignite Manuka Oval twice in eight days and Cricket ACT is hopeful Australian selectors will pick a full-strength side to take on the West Indies master blaster in...

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Lighting up the ACT's new dawn

The lights at Manuka oval are turned on for the first time .

Chris Dutton NEW LIGHTS and a new era - Cricket ACT wants to use Manuka Oval's transformation as the catalyst for the sport's revival in the capital.