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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

SA Redbacks' Nick Winter hoping summer brings one-day debut

David Polkinghorne Canberra fast bowler confident he can make his Sheffield Shield debut this summer.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

Higgs gets late Big Bash call

Mark Higgs

David Polkinghorne The renaissance of Australian cricket continues - Canberra Comets coach Mark Higgs is the latest retired tweaker to throw his spinning fingers into the Big Bash League ring.

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.

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.

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

Ponting applauds Dean for fast knock

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: Jono Dean of the PM's XI celebrates his half century during the International Tour Match between the Prime Minister's XI and West Indies at Manuka Oval on January 29, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth and David Polkinghorne The brutality of his Prime Minister's XI knock was likened to that of a ''right-handed David Warner'' and earned the admiration of former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting.

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

Wise heads crucial to Ashes: AB

David Polkinghorne Allan Border says Peter Siddle and Chris Rogers could be the key to the Aussies success in the Ashes.

Cricket

Beefed-up Dean ready to take the next step

Jono Dean

David Polkinghorne ACT Comets master blaster Jono Dean doesn't care whether Kevin Rudd or Tony Abbott is in charge, just as long as they pick him for next year's Prime Minister's XI fixture.