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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland on Canberra future

Lee Gaskin Canberra hosting the Sheffield Shield final won't fast-track the city's Big Bash League campaign.


Big Bash League final may become permanent fixture in Canberra


Lee Gaskin The door remains open for the Big Bash League final to become a permanent fixture in Canberra.


Canberra to host the 2014-15 Big Bash League cricket final

Ryan Carters of the Thunder bats during the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's big summer of cricket keeps getting bigger.


Sheffield Shield final: Rain puts NSW in box seat

Nathan Lyon plays with a frisbee during the rain delay on day four of the Sheffield Shield final.

Lee Gaskin Throwing a Frisbee around on a soggy Manuka Oval has never been so much fun for the NSW Blues.

Cricket ACT signals interest in women's Twenty20 Big Bash League

Rene Farrell and Canberra could be involved in the inaugural women's Twenty20 Big Bash League when it gets underway in the 2015-16 season.

Lee Gaskin Cricket ACT has confirmed its interest in being involved in the inaugural women's Twenty20 Big Bash when it gets underway in the 2015-16 season.


Canberra cricketer Jason Behrendorff picked in Australia A team to play South Africa


Lee Gaskin Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is confident he will recover from injury to play for Australia A.


No team, but Canberra will host country cricket championships

Fast bowler Nick Winter could be playing his last game for the ACT Comets before going interstate.
22 Feb 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


Lee Gaskin Canberra will host the Australian country championships despite Cricket ACT withdrawing from the tournament.


University of Canberra reaffirms sporting focus with Big Bash League

Mike Hussey talks to media at the University of Canberra following the announcement of a sponsorship deal between the UC and Thunder.

Lee Gaskin The University of Canberra has reaffirmed its sporting focus with the sponsorship of Big Bash League cricket team the Sydney Thunder.


Big Bash success keeps PM's XI match off air

Sport. from left Local cricketers Michael Spaseski and Shane Devoy at Manuka Oval, they both have been selected for the PM's XI with Shane being selected as 12th man.  8 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin The success of the Big Bash League has unwittingly played a part in Canberra's most important cricket fixture being left off television.


England overcome disastrous start to crush PM's XI

English captain Alastair Cook celebrates with James Tredwell.

Lee Gaskin Finally, there is something for England to smile about with a comprehensive win against the Prime Minister's XI at Manuka Oval.

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Manuka makeover attracts admirers and sets stage for more internationals

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland is impressed with Manuka Oval's upgrades.

Lee Gaskin The latest stage of the Manuka Oval makeover passed its first test with flying colours.


Canberra a chance to host Sheffield Shield final

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Lee Gaskin Canberra is in the mix to host the Sheffield Shield final for the first time.

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Canberra sporting bodies wary of high cost of chasing elite codes

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 07:  Nikolai Topor-Stanley of the Wanderers looks on during the Western Sydney Wanderers A-League season launch at Parramatta Stadium on October 7, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra's sporting bodies are taking a cautious approach to prospects of entry into any of Australia's three major summer codes.


Canberra in perfect position to give talented youngsters a bash at big time in BBL, says Michael Bevan

Canberra-born retired cricketer Michael Bevan returning for community cricket match at Crace next month. For Private Capital. By Megan Doherty.




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Lee Gaskin Michael Bevan believes Canberra is perfectly placed for entry into the Twenty20 Big Bash League.


Cricket ACT pushing for indoor training centre

Lee Gaskin Cricket ACT has high hopes as it continues to build its case for a bigger slice of the national pie.

Test stars to boost NSW Blues' Sheffield Shield hopes

Lee Gaskin Fresh from their resounding triumph in South Africa, Test stars Steve Smith and Nathan Lyon could be parachuted into the NSW Sheffield Shield team for this week's trip to Canberra.

Sheffield Shield final to be played in Canberra

Steve Smith skies a delivery and is caught by Jason Behrendorff off the bowling of Ashton Agar.

Lee Gaskin Canberra will host the Sheffield Shield final for the first time after NSW hung on for a thrilling three-wicket victory against Western Australia at Manuka Oval on Friday.

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Saturday Serve – Sheffield Shield still has an important place in Australian cricket

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Lee Gaskin The resurgence of the Australian Test team proves the Sheffield Shield still has an important place in the game's future.


Manuka to pitch for Ryobi Cup

SPORT : Australia v West Indies at Manuka Oval, Canberra. front l-r Arunkumar Krishnamoorthy,27 of Lyneham and Sobers Francis ,28 of Lyneham . 6th February 2013.  Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin Cricket ACT is ready to put up its hand to host Ryobi Cup games next year.


Ryan Carters says Invitational XI ready to strike a blow

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Lee Gaskin Ryan Carters believes the Australian Invitational XI can have a ''real crack'' at England.