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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin laughs off Kevin Pietersen's comments about Canberra ahead of Big Bash League final

Lee Gaskin Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has laughed off Kevin Pietersen's derogatory rants about Canberra and is excited at the prospect of playing his first international at Manuka Oval.


Mark Solway follows footsteps of Brad Haddin, Nathan Lyon

Brothers Dean and Mark Solway are both in the ACT team for the u19 national championships.  Photo taken at Freebody Oval in Queanbeyan. 
30 December 2012. 
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times. 


Lee Gaskin It's a position Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and Test off-spinner Nathan Lyon have both held.


Brad Haddin hungry for Ashes redemption

SPORT: Australian cricketers L-R Brad Hadden and Nathan Lyon at Manuka oval, Canberra.  4th SEPTEMBER 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is hungry to reclaim the Ashes and believes a more settled preparation will assist the home side in regaining the treasured urn.


Big Bash: ACT's home-grown talent to makes its mark

Ryan Carters.

Lee Gaskin Introducing the Canberra XI set to light-up the Big Bash League.


Brett Lee backs Jackson Bird against England

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04:  Jackson Bird of the Stars celebrates the dismissal of Ben Rohrer of the Renegades during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Melbourne Stars at Etihad Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Fast bowling great Brett Lee has backed Jackson Bird to continue England's miserable summer and use the Prime Minister's XI game as a stepping stone back to the national side.


Brad Hodge hopeful of T20 call-up after selection in PM's XI

Brad Hodge

Lee Gaskin PM's XI player Brad Hodge would jump at the chance to represent Australia at the Twenty20 World Cup.


Canberra in perfect position to give talented youngsters a bash at big time in BBL, says Michael Bevan

Canberra-born retired cricketer Michael Bevan returning for community cricket match at Crace next month. For Private Capital. By Megan Doherty.




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Lee Gaskin Michael Bevan believes Canberra is perfectly placed for entry into the Twenty20 Big Bash League.


University of Canberra reaffirms sporting focus with Big Bash League

Mike Hussey talks to media at the University of Canberra following the announcement of a sponsorship deal between the UC and Thunder.

Lee Gaskin The University of Canberra has reaffirmed its sporting focus with the sponsorship of Big Bash League cricket team the Sydney Thunder.


Haddin key to Ashes: Ponting

Lee Gaskin Ricky Ponting believes Brad Haddin can be the X-factor for Australia in winning back the Ashes.


Ryan Carters says Invitational XI ready to strike a blow

Ryan Carters.

Lee Gaskin Ryan Carters believes the Australian Invitational XI can have a ''real crack'' at England.


Lyon's share shows he's on top of spin pack, says mentor

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrates victory during day four of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 24, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Nathan Lyon's former mentor at the ACT Comets, Mark Higgs, says the off-spinner has established himself well and truly as the No.1 slow bowler in the country.


Rain cheque plan for Manuka

West Indies' Chris Gayle celebrates after the dismissal of Ireland's Gary Wilson during the ICC World Twenty20 Group B match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo September 24, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown (SRI LANKA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Lee Gaskin Cricket ACT will take out rain insurance for next year's historic day-night PM's XI fixture to ensure there won't be another six-figure black hole in its budget.


Dawson shares past with Haddin

David Dawson

Andrew Wu, Lee Gaskin Brad Haddin used to coach David Dawson's school team but the pair will share a dressing room this week in NSW's Sheffield Shield game against Victoria.


Khawaja out to prove Test skills among stars

Brad Haddin

Lee Gaskin Australia's forgotten batsman Usman Khawaja will have the perfect opportunity to press his claims for a Test recall in next week's star-studded Sheffield Shield match in Canberra.


Haddin bides his time

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 9:  Brad Haddin poses during the official Australian Test cricket team headshots session on August 9, 2012 in Darwin, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Brad Haddin wants retribution on the old enemy and still harbours ambitions to break back into the Australian team for next year's Ashes series.


Lehmann backs Blues to cover star duo

Mitchell Starc

Lee Gaskin QUEENSLAND coach Darren Lehmann believes NSW has the depth to cover the loss of international duo Shane Watson and Mitchell Starc in this week's Sheffield Shield match in Canberra.


Gloves are off for Dawson homecoming

david dawson

Lee Gaskin David Dawson admits it will be a strange feeling to leave his wicketkeeping gloves behind for his Canberra homecoming this week.


Haddin ready to run up third shield ton

NSW cricketer Brad Haddin helps with students from Canberra Grammar school

Lee Gaskin Three centuries in as many Sheffield Shield games would put Brad Haddin in pretty esteemed company.


Relaxed Khawaja rediscovers his touch

Usman Khawaja

Lee Gaskin Queensland batsman Usman Khawaja is keen for a big score in Canberra this week to keep his name near the top of the Australian selectors' list.


Josh gets the phone call of his dreams

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21:  Josh Hazlewood of the Blues bowls during the Ryobi One Day Cup match between the Queensland Bulls and the New South Wales Blues at The Gabba on November 21, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Josh Hazlewood received the phone call every cricketer dreams of - pack your bags and welcome to the Australian Test squad.