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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell chasing World Cup glory with Southern Stars

Rene Farrell.

Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell is relishing the pressure of bowling the final over for Australia.

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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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Former ACT u19 teammates face off in Sheffield Shield final

Nathan Lyon enjoys a laugh at Manuka Oval on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin Former ACT u19 teammates Nathan Lyon, Ryan Carters and Jason Behrendorff have taken different paths to the Sheffield Shield final.

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Saturday Serve – Sheffield Shield still has an important place in Australian cricket

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Lee Gaskin The resurgence of the Australian Test team proves the Sheffield Shield still has an important place in the game's future.

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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.

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Moises Henriques and Josh Hazlewood prove winning combination with bat and ball

Josh Hazlewood, second from right, celebrates one of his three wickets.

Lee Gaskin Only a miracle will save Western Australia from a heavy defeat in the Sheffield Shield final.

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Rene Farrell's rise from the Ashes

ACT Meteors' Rene Farrell.

Lee Gaskin Rene Farrell credits her move to Canberra as aiding her international renaissance.

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Sheffield Shield final: Rain puts NSW in box seat

Nathan Lyon plays with a frisbee during the rain delay on day four of the Sheffield Shield final.

Lee Gaskin Throwing a Frisbee around on a soggy Manuka Oval has never been so much fun for the NSW Blues.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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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.