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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Brad Haddin in the right frame of mind for 2015 Ashes series, says Ian Healy

David Polkinghorne A ''great mental state'' has Ian Healy backing Brad Haddin to keep his job behind the stumps until at least 2015 - if not beyond.

Cricket

Michael Bevan backs Canberra Big Bash team

ACT Comets player Matt Condon will benefit from Michael Bevan's expertise.

David Polkinghorne Michael Bevan says the nation's capital deserves a bigger role in Australian cricket.

Saturday Serve

Don't crow until Australia beats South Africa

David Polkinghorne Saturday Serve: Whoa Betsy! Easy there girl, we don't want the Australian bandwagon getting out of control.

Cricket

Make way for Bailey at Gabba: Blewett

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 06:  George Bailey of the Tigers looks on during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between the Queensland Bulls and the Tasmania Tigers at Allan Border Field on November 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Former Australian opener Greg Blewett believes George Bailey should make his Test debut in Brisbane.

Cricket

Canberra 'let down' by cricket hierarchy

Cricket. Pakistan  training at MCG as they prepare for Boxing Day Test  . former Australian test cricketer Dean Jones was on hand to help out Pakistan this afternoon. 
23rd December 2009 . THE AGE SPORT. Picture by Vince Caligiuri .

David Polkinghorne Cricket Australia ''dropped the ball'' in Canberra and Australia's first one-dayer in the nation's capital should have happened long ago.

Cricket

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.

Haddin likely to miss PM's XI match

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Brad Haddin (L) and Mitchell Johnson (R) of Australia talk with Australian Chairman of Selectors John Inverarity during an Australian cricket team training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Brad Haddin looks set to miss the Prime Minister's XI game against the West Indies at Manuka Oval on January 29 due to a hamstring injury.

Cricket

Ahmed hopes to inspire fellow asylum seekers

Fawad Ahmed

David Polkinghorne Prime Minister’s XI: Fawad Ahmed knows how traumatic life as an asylum seeker is, and he hopes his story might inspire others.

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.

Cricket

Full house doesn't add up for CA chief

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07:  Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland speaks to media representatives at Parliament House on February 7, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. The Australian Crime Commission today released findings from a 12 month investigation into Australian sport, uncovering the possibility of match fixing, drugs in sport and links to organised crime.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne A ''fussy'' Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland leaves Canberra feeling short-changed by 1500 people.

Prime Minister's XI

Batsman's paradise provides plenty of fireworks

Alex Doolan

David Polkinghorne Prime Minister's XI: Ricky Ponting missed out on runs, but he did end his international career with a win.

Cricket

Clarke must review his DRS emotions

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke poses for a photo after a game of cricket on a barge in the river Thames by Tower Bridge in central London on June 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW COWIE

David Polkinghorne Australian captain Michael Clarke must avoid getting caught up in the emotion of the game to improve his use of the decision review system.

Cricket

Fleming wants Lyon on the line in third Test

David Polkinghorne Former swing bowler Damien Fleming believes Nathan Lyon ''won't let the Aussies down''.

Cricket

Big Merv says give Canberra the big bash

David Polkinghorne FORMER Test star Merv Hughes has backed Canberra's bid to have its own Big Bash League team when the fledgling competition expands.