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Rain cheque plan for Manuka

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.

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Red-hot West Indies set to push Manuka to capacity

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.

Lee Gaskin The West Indies' stunning Twenty20 world championship success has lifted hopes of the full house sign going up at Manuka Oval twice in the space of eight days.

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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.

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Cricket in the spotlight

19TH FEBRUARY 2012 -SPORT -STORY CHRIS DUTTON- THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Steve Luby of Evatt.

Lee Gaskin Welcome to Canberra's day-night cricket revolution.

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Lights put to the test ahead of Prime Minister’s XI action

Manuka cricket lights are being positioned correctly to ensure no area is unlit on the field. Pictured is Wayne Webster.

Lee Gaskin Before West Indian master blaster Chris Gayle targets the Australian bowling attack, the newest additions to Canberra’s skyline are getting their own workout.

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Let there be light: Manuka ready for night shift

Sport - Manuka cricket lights are being positioned correctly to ensure no area is unlit on the field. Photograph of Wayne Webster working on the lights. 9th January 2013. Photo by Katherine Griffiths of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin Before West Indian master-blaster Chris Gayle targets the Australian bowling attack, the newest additions to Canberra's skyline are getting their own workout.

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Refugee spinner selected for PM's XI

Fawad Ahmed

Lee Gaskin Fawad Ahmed has gone from asylum seeker to rubbing shoulders with Julia Gillard at The Lodge.

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Rain expected to clear for Prime Minister's XI

Rain cancelled the Prime Minister's XI cricket match at Manuka Oval in 2012.

Lee Gaskin Rain at Manuka Oval is expected to clear, allowing Cricket ACT to breathe a sigh of relief after last year’s match with Sri Lanka was abandoned due to rain.

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Haddin, Gayle on collision course

Brad Haddin

Lee Gaskin Prime Minister’s XI: Test off-spinner Nathan Lyon is in no doubt what corner he'll be in for Haddin v Gayle II, but the main combatants are eager to put their Big Bash League stoush to bed ahead of...

Haddin, Gayle spat 'is over'

Chris Gayle of the Thunder and Brad Haddin of the Sixers.

Lee Gaskin Brad Haddin and Chris Gale are eager to put their BBL stoush to bed ahead of their rematch.

Faulkner called up to take on Windies

James Faulkner.

Lee Gaskin Tasmanian all-rounder James Faulkner has been called into Australia's one-day squad.

Faulkner steps up to make the most of Henriques' misfortune

James Faulkner

Lee Gaskin TASMANIAN all-rounder James Faulkner has been called into Australia's one-day squad to replace the injured Moises Henriques and is in line to make his ODI debut against the West Indies later this...

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Windies primed for Manuka

Dwayne Bravo

Lee Gaskin Prime Minister’s XI: The West Indies plan to use their inside knowledge of local conditions and players gained from the Big Bash League to upset a revamped Australian one-day side.

Not about me, says Ponting of farewell

PM's XI captain Ricky Ponting at the team hotel ahead of the game tomorrow at Manuka Oval against the West Indies.

Chris Wilson and Lee Gaskin Canberra cricket lovers will be keeping one eye to the heavens today in the hope rain doesn't ruin the Prime Minister's XI match at Manuka Oval for the second year in a row.

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Prime Minister's XI

Haddin, Gayle share fleeting moment in middle

Brad Haddin.

Lee Gaskin Prime Minister's XI: Chris Gayle didn't play, but still managed to get up close and personal with Brad Haddin.

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Stars align for sell-out Manuka showdown

Shane Watson

Lee Gaskin A near full-strength national side will converge on Canberra for the city's inaugural visit by the Australian team on Wednesday.

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Gayle's Manuka mission

News: Chris Gayle from the West Indies Cricket team trains at the Manuka Cricket Oval in preparation for their game against the Prime Minister's XI.  28th of January 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin IF THERE'S any ground in Australia where Chris Gayle is going to rediscover his explosive best, it's Manuka Oval.

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Hope for Gayle to blow hot

Chris Gayle.

Lee Gaskin If there's any ground in Australia where Chris Gayle is going to rediscover his explosive best, it's Manuka Oval.

Third ODI

Ideal surface gives Clarke some cause for thought

Michael Clarke

Lee Gaskin ONE look at the Manuka Oval pitch and some inside knowledge from Brad Haddin has convinced Michael Clarke the winless West Indies are going to be difficult to contain on the flat surface.

Near full-strength side ready to tackle Windies at Manuka

Shane Watson Manuka Oval selection.

Lee Gaskin A near full-strength national side will converge on Canberra for the city's inaugural visit by the Australian cricket team.