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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra to host Australia and South Africa in ODI cricket

Jon Tuxworth International cricket is poised to return to Canberra this summer.


Allan Border backs Haddin as stand-in captain

Capable: Brad Haddin.

Jon Tuxworth Allan Border has backed Brad Haddin to shoulder keeping and captaincy duties in Michael Clarke's absence.


Nathan Hauritz cut by Queensland Bulls

Canberra's Jason Floros could return to first class cricket following the axing of Nathan Hauritz.

Jon Tuxworth Former Test spinner Nathan Hauritz's future is up in the air after he became the big-name casualty when Queensland named their player contract list for the upcoming season on Tuesday.


Women's cricket's ACT Meteors are brought down to earth with a winless weekend against Queensland Fire

Jon Tuxworth ACT coach Andrew Dawson is adamant the Meteors will not be cannon fodder in the Women's Twenty20 finals despite another top-order capitulation against Queensland on Sunday.


ACT Meteors hope to add to Canberra's female sports legacy with national T20 glory

Canberra Capitals players celebrate winning the 2008-09 WNBL title.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby has anointed the city ''far and away'' the women's sporting capital of Australia.


Queensland Fire defeat ACT Meteors in women's T20 cricket final

Kris Britt of the Meteors leaves the field after being caught by Haidee Birkett

Jon Tuxworth A blistering unbeaten 78 from Queensland opener Delissa Kimmince has denied ACT Meteors a maiden national title.


Cricket NSW boss Andrew Jones backs Manuka Oval for Sheffield Shield final

Manuka Oval under lights.

Jon Tuxworth Manuka Oval has firmed as favourite to stage the Sheffield Shield final should NSW win hosting rights.


Sheffield Shield preview: Former Manuka curator Nathan Lyon's roots stay strong

Former Manuka Oval curator and Australian Test spinner Nathan Lyon will line up for NSW in the Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia at Manuka Oval starting on Tuesday.

Jon Tuxworth Despite his Test sucesses, Nathan Lyon knows the ''former curator'' questions are inevitable when he returns to Manuka. 


Jason Behrendorff looks forwards to Canberra player reunion at NSW-WA Shield clash

Jason Behrendorff and Ryan Carters, both from Canberra, will play for WA and NSW respectively in the Sheffield Shield game at Manuka this week.

Jon Tuxworth His fearsome pace bowling destroyed England and South Africa, but it is a guiding hand from Mitch Johnson which Jason Behrendorff hopes helps him build an international career. 


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.


Solway keen to impress on return

Jon Tuxworth Dean Solway has returned from a stint in South Australia keen to convince himself he is good enough for state cricket.


Meteors shoot for the Stars

13 October 2012. Lee Gaskin Story. Canberra Times photo by Rohan Thomson. The 2012 ACT Meteors team. 


Jon Tuxworth ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson has told his troops they must improve their professionalism and preparation if they want to be considered for Australian selection.


Hard-hitting Breakers send the Meteors crashing

The Lend Lease Breakers playing in the  Women’s National Cricket League matches against Western Australia, winning today’s Twenty20 match at Blacktown Olympic Park by seven wickets with 21 balls remaining . Photo shows, Player of the Match, Alyssa Healy, led the way for the Lend Lease Breakers with the bat. Her 45 not out came off 46 balls with six boundaries. Photo by Peter Rae pmr Sunday 28 Bovember 2010. SMH Sports story by Danial Lewis.

Jon Tuxworth A hard-hitting masterclass from Alyssa Healy and Alex Blackwell condemned ACT Meteors to a big loss in its season-opening Twenty20 clash against New South Wales yesterday.


Career tweaker swaps topspin for off-spin

ACT Comet newest recruit Josh Connolly overlooks Manuka Oval ready for the season.

Jon Tuxworth He couldn't match it with Bernard Tomic on the tennis court, now Josh Connolly is focused on emulating Nathan Lyon by kickstarting a cricket career with ACT Comets.


Moylan adopts a Meteoric approach to her first love

Meteors cricketer Sally Moylan.

Jon Tuxworth Like Ellyse Perry, Sally Moylan loves finding the back of the net as much as batting in one.


Haddin an 'inspiration'

David Dawson.

Jon Tuxworth NSW lower-grade wicketkeeper David Dawson says it would be ''inspirational'' to watch Brad Haddin don the baggy green again after admiring his resilience during his family crisis.


Lure of Shield too good to ignore, says Solway

ACT Comets Batsman Dean Solway will make his way south to the South Australian Cricket Academy.

Jon Tuxworth It was the toughest decision of his life, but Dean Solway says he had no option but to leave Canberra to have any chance of breaking into first-class cricket.


Bowled over by Pup's change, and it demands an apology

Australia's captain Michael Clarke celebrates making 200 runs against South Africa during their cricket test match in Adelaide, Australia, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. The three-game series is even with a draw from the first test. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Jon Tuxworth Dear Pup, on behalf of the Australian sports media and cricket fans across this sunburnt nation, it's time to officially say sorry.

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Higgs hopes for another spin with the Strikers

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Jon Tuxworth ACT Comets skipper Mark Higgs rates himself a ''better than 50-50'' chance of earning a Big Bash League contract after being invited to train with the Adelaide Strikers next week.


Haddin turns up the heat on Wade

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28:  Brad Haddin of the Blues bats during day two of the Sheffield Shield match between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Bulls at Manuka Oval on November 28, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Brad Haddin has mounted further pressure on Australia's selectors to win a Test recall after his batting purple patch continued for New South Wales against Queensland at Manuka Oval on Wednesday.