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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Australia coach Darren Lehmann wants cricket cleaned up

Chris Dutton Australia coach Darren Lehmann has implored International Cricket Council officials to "clean the game up" and send a strong message to the world as international match-fixing scandals engulf the...

Cricket

Ashes cricket: Brett Lee warns Australia bouncers won't cut it in Adelaide Test

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24:  Ian Bell of England jumps as he evades a short pitched ball from Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day four of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 24, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Test great Brett Lee has warned Australia it must scrap its bouncer barrage and adopt a smarter bowling strategy in Adelaide if it wants to beat England in the second Test, which starts on Thursday.

Cricket

Katie Mack leads ACT Meteors to clean sweep over South Australia

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SA Scorpians vs the ACT Meteors at Chisholm Oval. Meteors' celebrate after Rene Farrell, gets SA's Lauren Ebsary out LBW.
Filed: Sunday, 8 December 2013 11:58:54 am 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Chris Dutton ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson has backed Katie Mack as an Australian star of the future.

Cricket

Live: Australia v West Indies

Watto, live coverage

Chris Dutton All the action from Colombo where Australia takes on the West Indies in the World Twenty20 semi-final.

Cricket

Jason Behrendorff aims for his Australian cricket dream as Perth Scorchers prepare for Champions League

Jason Behrendorff  is hoping for a national call-up.

Chris Dutton Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has set his sights on a dream call up to the Australian team to cap off his remarkable rise through the cricketing ranks.

Canberra sport

Cricket World Cup and Asian Cup join forces for big crowds in Canberra

More than 50,000 fans could front up at Manuka Oval for the three Cricket World Cup matches in the capital.

Chris Dutton Cricket minnows Bangladesh and Afghanistan are more popular than two of the world's best teams and World Cup officials are convinced three games at Manuka Oval can attract almost 50,000 people next...

Cricket

Shane Warne and Michael Hussey in mix to lead Prime Minister's XI against England in January

Shane Warne is a chance to lead the Prime Minister's XI.

Chris Dutton The 'King of Spin' Shane Warne and 'Mr Cricket' Michael Hussey loom as the Prime Minister's XI's secret weapons in the bid to get a big crowd at Manuka Oval in Canberra's hectic sporting calendar.

Cricket

Darren Lehmann backs plans for more cricket at Manuka Oval

Darren Lehmann wants more cricket played at Manuka Oval.

Chris Dutton Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has backed plans to bring more international cricket to Canberra, adding he rates former ACT Comet Ryan Carters as a future star.

Cricket

Nathan Lyon has cemented his place in Test team: Mark Waugh

Nathan Lyon

Chris Dutton Former Canberra spinner Nathan Lyon has put ''points in the bank'' to prove his critics wrong, Australian great Mark Waugh says.

Meteors coach wants finals message

Chris Dutton The ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson says his team wants to send a message to the competition in its debut play-off campaign.

Cricket

Manuka Oval sellout looms as past and future stars turn out for PM's XI

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Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne Two Australian cricket veterans, the first sellout crowd in almost a decade and a prelude to hosting the Big Bash League - next week's Prime Minister's XI looms as one of the biggest in the fixture's...

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Double trouble as ACT Meteors and Canberra United get ready for Ellyse Perry

Ellyse Perry

Chris Dutton Ellyse Perry looms as Canberra's tormenter in clashes with the ACT Meteors and Canberra United.

Cricket

Rogers brothers set for Futures League family clash

Chris Dutton Tom Rogers wants revenge against older brother John when the pair play each other for the first time in the Futures League.

Cricket

Big names return for NSW-WA Sheffield Shield showdown at Canberra's Manuka Oval

Sport: WA cricket team trains at Manuka Oval Sunday afternoon, Adam Vogues. 9th of March 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Seven Test players, ODI star Adam Voges, a hat-trick of Canberra's cricket talent and a Sheffield Shield final up for grabs.

Cricket

Canberra's revamped Manuka Oval joins Australian sport's big boys, says curator

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Chris Dutton Manuka Oval curator Brad van Dam says the iconic Canberra venue can prove itself ''one of the big boys'' of Australian sport.

Cricket

Prime Minister's XI: Captain Brett Lee promises 'total wipe-out' of England

No holding back ... Prime Minister's XI captain Brett Lee.

Chris Dutton Prime Minister's XI captain Brett Lee has promised to help Australia ''wipe England away'' in Canberra.

Cricket

Ex-Comets aim for bright showing

Chris Dutton Canberra's cricket contingent has declared it's time to ''make an impact'' on the big stage.

Cricket

Gilchrist in line to lead PM's XI

Chris Dutton The greatest wicketkeeper in Australian cricket history, Adam Gilchrist, may play the old foe one more time.

Cricket

Spaseski may be a Big Bash bolter

Michael Spaseski.

Chris Dutton Michael Spaseski's blistering 99 for the ACT Comets on Monday is set to launch him into the Big Bash League.

Cricket

Yes Prime Minister, I'm ready

Ryan Carters.

Chris Dutton Rising Canberra star Ryan Carters hopes he's found the ''recipe for runs'' and another blistering century has launched the 23-year-old into contention for the Prime Minister's XI.