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Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Canberra cricketer Jason Behrendorff picked in Australia A team to play South Africa

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Lee Gaskin Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is confident he will recover from injury to play for Australia A.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

Blues' Stephen O'Keefe tips pace bowling to be decisive in Sheffield Shield final against Western Australia

NSW spinner Stephen O'Keefe  is the Sheffield Shield's highest wicket taker this season.

Lee Gaskin Stephen O'Keefe and Test off-spinner Nathan Lyon loom as the trump cards for the Blues in Shield final.

Cricket

Western Australia aim to overcome the odds in Sheffield Shield final

WA coach Justin Langer.

Lee Gaskin WA coach Justin Langer is confident his side can become the first in nine years to win the Sheffield Shield away from home.

Cricket

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland on Canberra future

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.

Lee Gaskin Canberra hosting the Sheffield Shield final won't fast-track the city's Big Bash League campaign.

Cricket

Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin laughs off Kevin Pietersen's comments about Canberra ahead of Big Bash League final

Brad Haddin is excited about the prospect of playing his first international match in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has laughed off Kevin Pietersen's derogatory rants about Canberra and is excited at the prospect of playing his first international at Manuka Oval.

Indoor cricket

ACT Rockets players Vinesh Bennett and Matthew Floros in Australian indoor cricket team for World Cup

Lee Gaskin ACT's Vinesh Bennett and Matthew Floros selected in Australian men's indoor cricket team for World Cup.

Cricket

Canberra to host the 2014-15 Big Bash League cricket final

Ryan Carters of the Thunder bats during the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's big summer of cricket keeps getting bigger.

Cricket

Jacques Kallis to line up for Sydney Thunder in Canberra Big Bash warm-up

Here to make a difference: Jacques Kallis will play for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bas

Lee Gaskin The Sydney Thunder has promised to bring its strongest possible squad, including champion all-rounder Jaques Kallis, to Canberra for a Big Bash League warm-up in December.

Cricket

Queanbeyan closes on Douglas Cup finals berth

Sport. First grade cricket match between Queanbeyan and ANU at Freebody Oval, Queanbeyan. The Queanbeyan boys celebrate an early wicket. February 22nd 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Lee Gaskin An all-round bowling performance from Queanbeyan has put the Douglas Cup leader within touch of the finals.

Cricket

Comet's hat-trick in vain as devil of a pitch and Duke ball dominate Futures League loss to WA

Lee Gaskin It will go down as one of the most bizarre games in ACT Comets' history.

Cricket

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

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

Cricket

Manuka Oval still in line to host Sheffield Shield final

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Lee Gaskin Cricket NSW officials will be in Canberra next week to assess Manuka Oval's viability to host the Sheffield Shield final.

Cricket

Cricket ACT pushing for indoor training centre

Lee Gaskin Cricket ACT has high hopes as it continues to build its case for a bigger slice of the national pie.

Cricket

Manuka Oval uncertain for Sheffield Shield final

Lee Gaskin The Manuka Oval pitch has to be ''good enough for a Test match'', Geoff Lawson says.

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.

Cricket

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.

Manuka Oval almost certain to host Sheffield Shield final

Doug Bollinger steams in to bowl at Manuka Oval on Wednesday.

Lee Gaskin Western Australia lost 4-8 to put NSW in pole position to host the Sheffield Shield final in Canberra.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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.