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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


ACT Comets' Vele Dukoski selected for NSW Country

David Polkinghorne All ACT Comets gun all-rounder Vele Dukoski needs to do to find inspiration is to is look at his hands.


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.


Jason Behrendorff ready to test himself against NSW in Sheffield Shield final

Canberra product Jason Behrendorff has taken 57 wickets in 14 first-class matches for Western Australia.

David Polkinghorne West Australian opening bowler Jason Behrendorff hopes to put his Big Bash League-winning experience to good use in the Sheffield Shield final as his reputation starts to build.


Delaney eyes spot in Irish World Cup team

Sport. Launch of the ACT cricket season at Manuka Oval. Weston Creek
captain, Michael Delaney. October 10th. 2013 Canberra Times photograph
by Graham Tidy.


David Polkinghorne Michael Delaney's long-term goal is to be charging in for Ireland at Manuka Oval during the 2015 World Cup.

Spinner Nathan Lyon must be in Ashes side, Dean Jones says

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 08:  Nathan Lyon adjusts the collar of David Warners shirt as Doug Bollinger of the Blues looks on during day three of the Sheffield Shield match between the Victoria Bushrangers and the New South Wales Blues at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 8, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Nathan Lyon's Sheffield Shield form might be average, but Dean Jones says he must play in the Ashes.


Lyon is on the right track: Matthews

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18:  Nathan Lyon of Australia looks frustrated after bowling during day five of the First Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Blundstone Arena on December 18, 2012 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Greg Matthews has backed ''Australia's best spinner since Warnie'' and questioned the lack of support for tweakers in the country.


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.

Behrendorff to put heat on Pomersbach

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 16:  Jason Behrendorff of the Scorchers looks on from the outfield during the Big Bash League semi-final match between the Perth Scorchers and the Melbourne Stars at the WACA on January 16, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne He burst on to the Twenty20 scene with the prized wicket of Australia opener Aaron Finch, now Jason Behrendorff needs to stop a firing Luke Pomersbach in the Big Bash League final on Saturday.


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.


He picks himself: Walker not tangled on Lyon

TAUNTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26:  Nathan Lyon of Australia during day one of the Somerset versus Australia tour match at The County Ground on June 26, 2013 in Taunton, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Max Walker has warned Australia against opting for an all-out pace attack in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday, saying former Canberra Comet Nathan Lyon ''picks himself''.


Lyon in a spin over axe: Lawson

WORCESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 01:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Nathan Lyon of Australia poses on July 1, 2013 in Worcester, England.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Geoff Lawson says Nathan Lyon's head must be spinning from the mixed messages he is getting from selectors.