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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Tuggeranong Valley's Shane Devoy wins Cricket ACT's DB Robin Medal

David Polkinghorne ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs has backed Tuggeranong's Shane Devoy to make it to the big league.


Rene Farrell gets Cricket Australia contract

Rene Farrell.

David Polkinghorne Rene Farrell continues her cricket renaissance, with Cricket Australia naming her as one of 15 contracted Southern Stars on Wednesday.


Nathan Lyon tipped to become Australia's best ever off-spinner

Nathan Lyon

David Polkinghorne Nathan Lyon is tracking to become Australia's greatest wicket-taking off-spinner, former Test all-rounder Greg Matthews claiming he has the potential to reach 400.

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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.

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.


Costly Comets come up short with the bat

ACT's Aaron Ayre.

David Polkinghorne Mark Higgs was not overly impressed with his team's batting as the Comets were bowled out for 267 on the opening day of the Futures League contest.


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.


Higgs gets late Big Bash call

Mark Higgs

David Polkinghorne The renaissance of Australian cricket continues - Canberra Comets coach Mark Higgs is the latest retired tweaker to throw his spinning fingers into the Big Bash League ring.


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.