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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Cricket Australia opens door for Manuka Oval to have permanent international fixture

David Polkinghorne Proteas to play Aussies in Canberra.

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Rene Farrell gets Cricket Australia contract

Rene Farrell.

David Polkinghorne Rene Farrell continues her cricket renaissance, with Cricket Australia naming her as one of 15 contracted Southern Stars on Wednesday.

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Nathan Lyon tipped to become Australia's best ever off-spinner

Nathan Lyon

David Polkinghorne Nathan Lyon is tracking to become Australia's greatest wicket-taking off-spinner, former Test all-rounder Greg Matthews claiming he has the potential to reach 400.

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Saturday Serve

Don't crow until Australia beats South Africa

David Polkinghorne Saturday Serve: Whoa Betsy! Easy there girl, we don't want the Australian bandwagon getting out of control.

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Cricket Australia considers Gallipoli centenary match for Canberra

David Polkinghorne Cricket Australia is considering celebrating Gallipoli's 100th anniversary by bringing the Australian team back to the ACT.

Live cricket commentary: Australia v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Manuka Oval

Shane Watson

David Polkinghorne Real-time coverage from the third one-day international in Canberra with Australia chasing a series victory.

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Canberra's super summer of cricket a tourism bonanza

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT won't get a financial windfall, despite hosting Canberra's biggest ever summer of cricket, but the ACT government is expecting tourism to gain in a big way.

Former ACT sports minister Andrew Barr wants infrastructure to be his legacy

Andrew Barr at Manuka Oval, which he hopes will be a legacy of his time as ACT sports minister.

David Polkinghorne When Andrew Barr was a child, he was known as the rugby league computer and could reel off his Western Suburbs hero Terry Lamb's every statistic.

NSW selects Manuka Oval to host Sheffield Shield final

David Polkinghorne Manuka Oval is on the verge of hosting the Sheffield Shield final - if NSW to beat WA to finish top of the ladder.

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Nathan Lyon, Justin Langer back Manuka Oval as quality Test venue

Canberra Times - Sport - March 10 2014
Former Canberra cricketer, now Australian Test spin bowler, Nathan Lyon will be making a Canberra comeback this week to play for the NSW Blues in their Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia at Manuka Oval.
Photo Elesa Kurtz

Jon Tuxworth and David Polkinghorne Nathan Lyon and Justin Langer have backed the push for Manuka to host Test cricket.

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Michael Clarke out of Canberra clash

Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the Sheffield Shield final in Canberra with a shoulder injury.

David Polkinghorne Michael Clarke was ruled out of playing for NSW against Western Australia in the final, which starts on Friday at Manuka Oval, due to a fractured shoulder.

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Justin Langer's work ethic has turned WA into Sheffield Shield contenders, says Simon Katich

Best mates ... Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden.

David Polkinghorne As Matthew Hayden tore apart bowling attacks around the world, Justin Langer was up the other end using guts and determination to grind his way into becoming one-half of one of the best ever opening...

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Nathan Lyon and Ryan Carters add Sheffield Shield to their Manuka Oval trophy cabinet

David Polkinghorne NSW teammates Ryan Carters and Nathan Lyon won a local cricket final together at Manuka Oval five years ago, now they've added the Sheffield Shield to their trophy cabinet.

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Steve Smith caps whirlwind 12 months with Sheffield Shield title

Steve Smith of the Blues plays a shot during day five of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales Blues and the Western Australia Warriors on Tuesday.

David Polkinghorne NSW captain Steve Smith says winning the Sheffield Shield caps a whirlwind 12 months.

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Tuggeranong Valley's Shane Devoy wins Cricket ACT's DB Robin Medal

David Polkinghorne ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs has backed Tuggeranong's Shane Devoy to make it to the big league.

Spinner Nathan Lyon must be in Ashes side, Dean Jones says

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 08:  Nathan Lyon adjusts the collar of David Warners shirt as Doug Bollinger of the Blues looks on during day three of the Sheffield Shield match between the Victoria Bushrangers and the New South Wales Blues at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 8, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Nathan Lyon's Sheffield Shield form might be average, but Dean Jones says he must play in the Ashes.

Rene Farrell fired up for ACT Meteors, World Cup

David Polkinghorne ACT Meteors opening bowler Rene Farrell will set off on a reconnaissance mission of Sri Lanka next week.

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Fawad Ahmed inspired by Mitchell Johnson's comeback

David Polkinghorne Fawad Ahmed knows about adversity, but even he is inspired by the Afghanistan cricket team's World Cup qualification.

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Vanuatu skipper's field of dreams: Test for his country or Twenty20 glory

David Polkinghorne Andrew Mansale dreams of one day playing a Test match, or getting a Big Bash League contract, but the Vanuatu and East-Asia Pacific captain realises it might never happen.

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Cricket: NSW Country in strong position

David Polkinghorne Mark Littlewood fell four agonising runs short of scoring the first century of the Australian Country Cricket Championships in Canberra on Tuesday.