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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


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

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

Saturday Serve

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.

Border wary of hungry England striking back

Allan Border

Lee Gaskin Beware the wounded Lion - that’s the message from former Australian captain Allan Border as a desperate England aims to hang on to the Ashes.


Ashes 2013: Allan Border warns of England fightback in Perth

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 09: Alastair Cook of England looks on after a press conference at the end of day five of Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Beware the wounded Lion - that's the message from former Australian captain Allan Border.


Fast bowler Oakley gets his chance

Lee Gaskin Former Test paceman Geoff Lawson identified the potential in ACT Comets fast bowler Ben Oakley a decade ago.


McDermott boys to take on England

Brothers Ben and Alister McDermott who will both play in the PM's XI team.
Filed: Monday, 13 January 2014 4:34:56 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Lee Gaskin Alister and Ben McDermott now have at least one thing in common - selection in the Prime Minister's XI team.


Jason Behrendorff continues stellar Big Bash League season in the west

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Jason Behrendorff of the Scorchers celebrates taking the wicket of Moises Henriques of the Sixers during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and the Perth Scorchers at SCG on January 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Geoff Lawson says he is one of the finds of the tournament and a player who is on the radar of national selectors.


Manuka Oval still in line to host Sheffield Shield final

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Lee Gaskin Cricket NSW officials will be in Canberra next week to assess Manuka Oval's viability to host the Sheffield Shield final.


Adam Hewitt back just in time to help Wests/UC in title defence

Lee Gaskin Stress fractures in his back forced last season's grand final hero Adam Hewitt to miss the start of Wests/UC's title defence.


Owen Chivers puts right hand up for Futures League

Lee Gaskin Promising batsman Owen Chivers will make his ACT and Manuka Oval debuts on Monday.


Lyon's share shows he's on top of spin pack, says mentor

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrates victory during day four of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 24, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Nathan Lyon's former mentor at the ACT Comets, Mark Higgs, says the off-spinner has established himself well and truly as the No.1 slow bowler in the country.


Internationals set to speed up the Meteors

Rene Farrell

Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors will unleash a new and improved pace bowling arsenal in their quest to claim their maiden Women's National Cricket League title.


Ruck beefs up armaments with help from death bowler

Sian Ruck of New Zealand celebrates dismissing Laura Marsh of England during the ICC Women's World Twenty20 2012 Semi Final between England and New Zealand at R. Premadasa Stadium on October 4, 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Lee Gaskin FORMER New Zealand speedster Shane Bond was renowned as one of the most devastating death bowlers in world cricket - a trait fellow Kiwi Sian Ruck is hoping to replicate for the ACT Meteors.


Wicketkeeper, opener and now inclined to ramp

Laura Wright

Lee Gaskin Lofted drives, slogs to cow corner, even the audacious ramp shot - Laura Wright is willing to use every trick in her arsenal to adapt to the shortest form of the game.


Meteors' Twenty20 win sweeps Victoria aside

Sport. Cricket Twenty20 ACT Meteors Vs VicSpirit, from left, Victoria's Brianna Binch walks of the field as ACT Meteors wicket keeper Laura Wright and bowler Kris Britt celebrate another wicket during the match at Manuka Oval.  November 2012. Photo: Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors overcame a controversial umpiring decision to complete a Twenty20 clean sweep of defending champions VicSpirit.


Overlooked Bollinger still fast and deadly accurate

Doug Bollinger

Lee Gaskin Doug Bollinger had two wickets in his first three deliveries, the new ball hooping around and the old ball reversing.

Jayawardene calls for strong start against 'wounded' Australians

Lee Gaskin Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene is bracing for a vicious backlash from Michael Clarke's men as the visitors attempt to break through for their first Test victory in Australia.


Jayawardene wary of 'wounded soldiers'

Mahela Jayawardene

Lee Gaskin SRI LANKA captain Mahela Jayawardene is bracing for a vicious backlash from Michael Clarke's men as the visitors try to break through for their first Test victory in Australia.


Lyon wants his share

Nathan Lyon

Lee Gaskin Test off-spinner Nathan Lyon has revealed his long-term desire to be Australia's premier spinner in all three formats of the game and not to be pigeon-holed as a baggy green specialist.


Higgs hits Eastlake into ton of pain

Lee Gaskin Veteran all-rounder Mark Higgs made Eastlake pay for a sloppy display in the field, compiling a timely century to give Queanbeyan the upper hand after the first day of their Douglas Cup semi-final...