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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Live: Prime Minister's XI vs England


David Polkinghorne The Prime Minister's XI take on England at Manuka Oval in Canberra.


Canberra's Jono Dean throws hat in Caribbean Premier League ring

David Polkinghorne A whirlwind 50 for the PM's XI helped launch Jono Dean's Big Bash League career.


Gayle's brilliance paves way for ACT

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)

David Polkinghorne Chris Gayle's return to the international arena is not only a boost to West Indian cricket but to Canberra's chances of attracting more games as well.


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.

Dean keen to take up Windies challenge

11th September 2012, Story by David Polkinghorne , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Canberra cricketer Jono Dean will play for the Perth Shorchers in the 20/20 season this year.

David Polkinghorne Chris Gayle has made a name as one of the most explosive batsmen in the world, but Canberra Comets opener Jono Dean would love nothing better than to go head-to-head with the West Indies maestro.


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.


Six things we uncovered at Manuka

Australia's Clint McKay (L) congratulates teammate James Faulkner (R) after he took the wicket of West Indies' Chris Gayle during their one-day international cricket match at Manuka Oval in Canberra February 6, 2013.  REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

David Polkinghorne Chris Gayle is officially in a form slump, Shane Watson can bat and how good is George Bailey?

Live cricket commentary: Australia v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Manuka Oval

Shane Watson

David Polkinghorne Real-time coverage from the third one-day international in Canberra with Australia chasing a series victory.

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Manuka to host three cricket World Cup matches

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 30:  Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd speaks during the Official Launch of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 on July 30, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Canberra will host three cricket World Cup matches, including giants South Africa, at Manuka Oval in 2015.


Windies' Gayle hits Manuka light twice

4 February 2010 NEWS/SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by James Buckley. The Prime Ministers XI cricket match against the West Indies at Manuka Oval, Canberra. West Indies captain Chris Gayle, with PM Kevin Rudd with the winner s trophy. SPECIAL 111

David Polkinghorne Canberra's centenary will get a double-barrelled blast from the world's most explosive batsman, Chris Gayle, under the glare of new Christmas lights.