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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Manuka Oval's new amenities aimed at putting it up with the best grounds

Lee Gaskin The ACT government is confident the $9 million makeover of Manuka Oval will ensure an improved experience for the 12,500 spectators at the Prime Minister's XI day-night match against England on...

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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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Jono Dean looks to blitz Ginninderra bowlers again

Jono Dean

Lee Gaskin The last time Jono Dean faced Ginninderra, he bagged a triple-century.

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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.

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Verdict looms on Watson warm-up at Manuka Oval before Test

Shane Watson

Lee Gaskin NSW will announce on Friday whether Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will make his comeback from injury in next week's Sheffield Shield match in Canberra.

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.

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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.

Faulkner called up to take on Windies

James Faulkner.

Lee Gaskin Tasmanian all-rounder James Faulkner has been called into Australia's one-day squad.

Faulkner steps up to make the most of Henriques' misfortune

James Faulkner

Lee Gaskin TASMANIAN all-rounder James Faulkner has been called into Australia's one-day squad to replace the injured Moises Henriques and is in line to make his ODI debut against the West Indies later this...

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Windies primed for Manuka

Dwayne Bravo

Lee Gaskin Prime Minister’s XI: The West Indies plan to use their inside knowledge of local conditions and players gained from the Big Bash League to upset a revamped Australian one-day side.

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Asbestos piping hit for six at Manuka Oval

Manuka Oval turf change - taken from Twiter NOT OUR PHOTO @jackmasters13

Lee Gaskin Asbestos-covered irrigation piping dating back to the 1970s is being removed from Manuka Oval.

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SA coach wants Lyon in Australian colours

Lee Gaskin Nathan Lyon's state coach has implored national selectors to pick the Test off-spinner for Australia in all three formats of the game.

SA coach wants Lyon in Australian colours

Lee Gaskin Nathan Lyon's state coach has implored national selectors to pick the Test off-spinner for Australia in all three formats of the game.