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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Cricket Australia opens door for Manuka Oval to have permanent international fixture

David Polkinghorne Proteas to play Aussies in Canberra.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Canberra Times - Sport - March 10 2014
Former Canberra cricketer, now Australian Test spin bowler, Nathan Lyon will be making a Canberra comeback this week to play for the NSW Blues in their Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia at Manuka Oval.
Photo Elesa Kurtz

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

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Tuggeranong Valley's Shane Devoy wins Cricket ACT's DB Robin Medal

David Polkinghorne ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs has backed Tuggeranong's Shane Devoy to make it to the big league.

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Manuka Oval Test match hopes still a way off

manuka Oval.

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

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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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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.

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Testing time for suspect spinner

David Polkinghorne The suspect bowling action of spinner Johan Botha was put under the spotlight at the AIS on Wednesday.

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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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ACT happy with niche role in new structure

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 is confident it has established itself as a niche market within Australian cricket and is hoping to build on that when the new, independent Cricket Australia board comes into power in...

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Canberra 'let down' by cricket hierarchy

Cricket. Pakistan  training at MCG as they prepare for Boxing Day Test  . former Australian test cricketer Dean Jones was on hand to help out Pakistan this afternoon. 
23rd December 2009 . THE AGE SPORT. Picture by Vince Caligiuri .

David Polkinghorne Cricket Australia ''dropped the ball'' in Canberra and Australia's first one-dayer in the nation's capital should have happened long ago.

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Manuka fears for depleted Aussies

Michael Clarke

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT is confident the first major sporting event of Canberra's centenary celebrations will not be a fizzer.

Haddin likely to miss PM's XI match

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Brad Haddin (L) and Mitchell Johnson (R) of Australia talk with Australian Chairman of Selectors John Inverarity during an Australian cricket team training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Brad Haddin looks set to miss the Prime Minister's XI game against the West Indies at Manuka Oval on January 29 due to a hamstring injury.

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Manuka worthy of more big games - Lyon

Nathan Lyon

David Polkinghorne Prime Minister’s XI: With Manuka Oval a week off hosting the Australian cricket team for the first time, Nathan Lyon has backed the revamped ground to host more international matches.

Live: PM's XI v West Indies, Manuka Oval

SPORT - PM's XI captain Ricky Ponting at the team hotel ahead of the game tomorrow at Manuka Oval against the West indies.                                                                                                                                                                                          28th January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

David Polkinghorne Re-live the action as Ricky Ponting farewells international cricket in the first ever day-night match to be played under lights at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

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Six things we uncovered at Manuka

Australia's Clint McKay (L) congratulates teammate James Faulkner (R) after he took the wicket of West Indies' Chris Gayle during their one-day international cricket match at Manuka Oval in Canberra February 6, 2013.  REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

David Polkinghorne Chris Gayle is officially in a form slump, Shane Watson can bat and how good is George Bailey?