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Steve Smith to target WA youngsters in Sheffield Shield final

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

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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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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.

Test stars to boost NSW Blues' Sheffield Shield hopes

Lee Gaskin Fresh from their resounding triumph in South Africa, Test stars Steve Smith and Nathan Lyon could be parachuted into the NSW Sheffield Shield team for this week's trip to Canberra.

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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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Western Australia coach Justin Langer tips Australian honours for Jason Behrendorff

Canberra product Jason Behrendorff is close to a national team call-up, says WA state coach Justin Langer.

Lee Gaskin Justin Langer believes it's only a matter of time before Jason Behrendorff is called up to the Australian team.

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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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NSW coach Trevor Bayliss hits out at umpire's decision to reverse call in Sheffield Shield

Ton of fun: Shaun Marsh celebrates his century against NSW at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin NSW coach Trevor Bayliss said a ''dangerous precedent'' could be set after umpire Paul Wilson overturned his decision and gave Western Australia centurion Shaun Marsh a second life.

Sheffield Shield final to be played in Canberra

Steve Smith skies a delivery and is caught by Jason Behrendorff off the bowling of Ashton Agar.

Lee Gaskin Canberra will host the Sheffield Shield final for the first time after NSW hung on for a thrilling three-wicket victory against Western Australia at Manuka Oval on Friday.

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No pressure from Sheffield Shield finalists: Manuka Oval curator Brad Van Dam

On a roll: Manuka Oval curator puts the roller over the pitch on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin Manuka Oval curator Brad Van Dam says he hasn't been pressured from either NSW or Western Australia to prepare the pitch a certain way for this week's Sheffield Shield final in Canberra.

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Canberra in perfect position to give talented youngsters a bash at big time in BBL, says Michael Bevan

Canberra-born retired cricketer Michael Bevan returning for community cricket match at Crace next month. For Private Capital. By Megan Doherty.

 

 

 

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Lee Gaskin Michael Bevan believes Canberra is perfectly placed for entry into the Twenty20 Big Bash League.

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Brad Haddin hungry for Ashes redemption

SPORT: Australian cricketers L-R Brad Hadden and Nathan Lyon at Manuka oval, Canberra.  4th SEPTEMBER 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is hungry to reclaim the Ashes and believes a more settled preparation will assist the home side in regaining the treasured urn.

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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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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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Blues take narrow win over Bulls at Manuka

NSW batsman, Adam Zampa in action.

Lee Gaskin NSW survived a late collapse to limp across the line with a vital three-wicket win against Queensland in the Sheffield Shield match at Manuka Oval on Friday.

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Ring-in Abbott sings the Blues

Sean Abbott

Lee Gaskin Sean Abbott was supposed to kick back on the central coast this week - instead he hit the winning runs for NSW in a thrilling Sheffield Shield match in Canberra.