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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Jono Dean hits Twenty20 for six with Adelaide Strikers

Lee Gaskin Smashing an Ashes hero for six is Jono Dean's way of showing he is not out of place on the national stage.

Border wary of hungry England striking back

Allan Border

Lee Gaskin Beware the wounded Lion - that’s the message from former Australian captain Allan Border as a desperate England aims to hang on to the Ashes.

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Allan Border, Dean Jones in Canberra for MS

Allan Border


Cricket Super Star

Lee Gaskin A host of Australian cricketing greats will be in Canberra for two days raising awareness for multiple sclerosis.

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Haddin key to Ashes: Ponting

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

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Chellew's big break thanks to unreliable mate

30 September 2012 Sport, Journalist Lee Gaskin The Canberra Times, Photo Jay Cronan. ACT Comets new recruit from Perth Chris Chellew.

Lee Gaskin Chris Chellew arrived at his audition for Foxtel's reality television series Cricket Superstar annoyed at the mate who bailed at the last minute after dragging him into it.

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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.

Ponting to lead Prime Minister’s XI

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 25:  Ricky Ponting of the Tigers looks on in the field during day three of the Sheffield Shield match between the Victorian Bushrangers and the Tasmanian Tigers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 25, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting will lead the Prime Minister’s XI in the first-ever day night match at Manuka Oval next year.

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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Ponting not ready to walk into the sunset

Ricky Ponting

Lee Gaskin Canberra has been added to what could be the Ricky Ponting farewell tour, as the former Australian captain comes under increasing pressure in his spot in the Test team.

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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.

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Manuka to host Ponting's last game

Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh

Lee Gaskin Ricky Ponting's retirement from international cricket has ensured next year's Prime Minister's XI match will be the most emotional since Steve Waugh's send-off in 2004.

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Doolan eyes Chairman XI match to press Test claims

Alex Doolan

Lee Gaskin Tasmanian Alex Doolan says he's as ready as he'll ever be for a Test call-up and credits an off-season with Ricky Ponting as the catalyst for his breakthrough summer.

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Khawaja hopes to add baggy green to Raiders jersey

News. Cricketer Usman Khawaja who will be playing for the chairmans XI later this week and is big Canberra Raiders fan was presented with a signed jersey today. (player pictured are Sam Williams, left, and Jarrod Croker) 5th December 2012. Canberra Times photo by Karleen Minney.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Raiders fan Usman Khawaja was fitted with a lime green jersey by the NRL club on Wednesday, and hopes to win back his Australian baggy green just 24 hours later.

Monday's Expert

Canberra deserves Test after Tasmania turns its back on series opener

Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin C'mon Tasmania, it's time to hand over what's rightfully ours - Test cricket.

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Historic Manuka Oval set to appear in a new light

SPORT: One of the six field lights has gone up on Thursday 13th December at Manuka oval, Canberra. 13th December 2012. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin Lights, Manuka, action! The biggest change in the 83-year history of Canberra's iconic cricket and Australian rules football ground is under way, with the first of six light towers erected at Manuka...

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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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Ponting backs rotation and Nine

Ricky Ponting

Lee Gaskin Retired great Ricky Ponting says rotating players in and out of the Australian team is part of the modern game, but reckons Channel Nine has every right to feel short-changed for showing games with...

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Nine has a valid point, but players need to be rested, says Ponting

Ricky Ponting

Lee Gaskin Retired great Ricky Ponting admits Channel Nine has every right to feel short-changed.