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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Stewart hoping to bowl selectors over

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.


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...


Prime Minister's XI: Captain Brett Lee promises 'total wipe-out' of England

No holding back ... Prime Minister's XI captain Brett Lee.

Chris Dutton Prime Minister's XI captain Brett Lee has promised to help Australia ''wipe England away'' in Canberra.


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.


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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Yes Prime Minister, I'm ready

Ryan Carters.

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.


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.


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...


McClintock Comets debut

The Kookaburra Factory in Moorabbin, Melbourne....finished turf (used for Tests)

Chris Dutton Beau McClintock is preparing for a nervous Futures League initiation when he makes his ACT Comets debut at Manuka Oval today.


Higgs has one eye on Big Bash return

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Chris Dutton Queanbeyan star Mark Higgs is preparing to make a surprise comeback with the ACT Comets that could see the veteran picked up for the Big Bash League this year.


Little league a teaser to the Big Bash prize

Sport.  ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs at the cricket nets at Manuka Oval, he will be making a playing comeback next week. 14 November 2012. Photo: Jeffrey Chan of Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Mark Higgs wants to rediscover his competitive edge to launch himself on to the Big Bash League radar and complete a spectacular comeback with a contract in the Twenty20 competition.


I'm still the boss, says Comets skipper, as star makes Mark

Chris Dutton Mark Higgs might be the returning star, but ACT Comets captain Jono Dean insists he's still ''the boss'' when the second round of the Futures League begins in Melbourne on Monday.


Fit Britt helps Meteors take off

Canberra Meteors captain Kris britt, batting in the nets.

Chris Dutton Kris Britt hopes the ACT Meteors’ new and strict fitness regimen will provide the launching pad she needs to make a return to international cricket.


ACT hopes for star power to take on West Indies


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...


Lyon claims spot in ODI, T20 sides

Nathan Lyon

Chris Dutton Former ACT Comets bowler Nathan Lyon has taken a step towards becoming Australia's first-choice spinner in all formats after he was selected in the one-day international and Twenty20 sides today.


Winter aims for Australian World Cup cricket squad

Nick Winter is aiming for the Australian squad

Chris Dutton Cricket ACT rising star Nick Winter will use a stint in Darwin to launch his bid for selection in the Australian under-19 World Cup squad.


Winter off to warmer climes to help broken finger

10 May 2012, Sport, Journalist  Chris Dutton Canberra Times PHOTO by JAY CRONAN.  ACT Comets Under 19 fast bowler Nick Winter is making a comeback after breaking his finger.  He will be playing cricket in Darwin over the winter in an effort to make it into the Australian under 19 team.

Chris Dutton He's got a ''fake knuckle'' and still can't grip a bat, but Nick Winter will launch his bid to be selected in Australia's under-19 World Cup team in the most unlikely of places.