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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Blues' Stephen O'Keefe tips pace bowling to be decisive in Sheffield Shield final against Western Australia

Lee Gaskin Stephen O'Keefe and Test off-spinner Nathan Lyon loom as the trump cards for the Blues in Shield final.

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Steve Smith to target WA youngsters in Sheffield Shield final

NSW captain Steve Smith with his WA opposite Adam Voges at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin The NSW captain plans to use intimidatory bowling to gain an edge over the callow Warriors.

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Western Australia aim to overcome the odds in Sheffield Shield final

WA coach Justin Langer.

Lee Gaskin WA coach Justin Langer is confident his side can become the first in nine years to win the Sheffield Shield away from home.

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Moises Henriques labels Shield final most important game of his career

Moises Henriques trains at Manuka Oval on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin He's represented Australia, but Moises Henriques labels the Sheffield Shield final as the most important game of his career.

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Canberra contingent shines in Sheffield Shield final at Manuka Oval

Steve Smith of the Blues.

Lee Gaskin Ryan Carters scored 72 and Jason Behrendorff bagged three wickets as Canberrans starred on the first day of the Sheffield Shield final.

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Canberra cricketer Ryan Carters named NSW's Sheffield Shield player of the year

Ryan Carters scored 861 runs at 53.81 in his debut Sheffield Shield season for the Blues.

Lee Gaskin Canberra product Ryan Carters was a clear winner of the NSW Sheffield Shield player of the year award.

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Australian Test batsman Shaun Marsh scores third straight duck

Down and out: Shaun Marsh has scored three ducks in a row since making a century in the first Test in South Africa.

Lee Gaskin Quack, quack, quack - that's the sound of Shaun Marsh's last three innings as the Test batsman's recent run of outs continued.

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Cricket: Sheffield Shield NSW v WA - Day 3

NSW bowler Nathan Lyon in action on Wednesay at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin day 3 of the cricket at Manuka Oval

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Sheffield Shield: NSW in box seat as WA all out for 82

Survivor: Not-out batsman Jason Behrendorf.

Lee Gaskin The first day of the Sheffield Shield game between NSW and WA at Manuka Oval turned up a few surprises.

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Carters credits ton to Canberra connection

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23:  Ryan Carters of the Blues celebrates scoring his century during day two of the Sheffield Shield match between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Bulls at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 23, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Ryan Carters has credited his closer ties with Canberra as a key factor in helping him break through for his maiden first-class century.

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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.

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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.

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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.

LIVE CRICKET: NSW v Queensland, Manuka Oval

Sport. Sheffield Shield cricket match at Manuka Oval between NSW and Qld. NSW bowler Josh Lalor, gets a wicket.

Lee Gaskin Follow our coverage of the NSW Blues v Queensland Bulls Sheffield Shield match, live from Manuka Oval. All times in AEDST.

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Overlooked Bollinger still fast and deadly accurate

Doug Bollinger

Lee Gaskin Doug Bollinger had two wickets in his first three deliveries, the new ball hooping around and the old ball reversing.

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Khawaja has the goods to step up

Usman Khawaja

Lee Gaskin Usman Khawaja failed twice at Manuka Oval this week, but Queensland coach Darren Lehmann backed the stylish left-hander to be considered as Ricky Ponting's long-term replacement in the Test team.

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Haddin looks to a triumphant homecoming

Steven Smith,

Lee Gaskin Veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will be looking to secure a triumphant Canberra homecoming as he attempts to steer NSW to a crucial Sheffield Shield win on Friday.

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Captain Khawaja in clash for Ponting spot

Usman Khawaja

Lee Gaskin Test hopefuls Usman Khawaja and Alex Doolan will go head to head in Canberra next week in the final audition for the role of Ricky Ponting's replacement.