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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Live: Prime Minister's XI vs England

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David Polkinghorne The Prime Minister's XI take on England at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

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

Australia will play South Africa at Manuka Oval in November.

David Polkinghorne Proteas to play Aussies in Canberra.

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

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Manuka Oval Test match hopes still a way off

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David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT chairman Ian McNamee says Manuka Oval is ready for its first Test match.

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

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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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Curator pitching for high scores on revamped Manuka oval

Sport/Chronicle: Work has commenced on the laying of turf for the new wicket area being constructed as part of the Manuka Oval re-development. Brad van Dam, Manuka Curator. 25th of September 2013, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

David Polkinghorne Curator Brad van Dam plans to provide a near-sellout crowd with ''big scores, big sixes'' at next week's Prime Minister's XI match against England after Manuka Oval's $9 million facelift.

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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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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.

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Tide could turn for James Muirhead after impressive performance

James Muirhead bowls Eoin Morgan for four runs during the PM's XI vs England at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday 14 January 2014. Photo: Andrew Meares

David Polkinghorne James Muirhead bowled a delivery that could draw comparisons with Shane Warne's ''Ball of the Century".

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Time to send DRS packing

Kevin Pietersen DRS dismisal

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David Polkinghorne Two former Australian umpires think the standard of umpiring has declined since the introduction of the DRS.

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50-over World Cup game 'still the one'

David Polkinghorne The Cricket World Cup's controlling body is confident fans will flock to the games in 2015 because ''it's real''.

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Make way for Bailey at Gabba: Blewett

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 06:  George Bailey of the Tigers looks on during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between the Queensland Bulls and the Tasmania Tigers at Allan Border Field on November 6, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Former Australian opener Greg Blewett believes George Bailey should make his Test debut in Brisbane.

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.

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Canberra 'let down' by cricket hierarchy

Cricket. Pakistan  training at MCG as they prepare for Boxing Day Test  . former Australian test cricketer Dean Jones was on hand to help out Pakistan this afternoon. 
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David Polkinghorne Cricket Australia ''dropped the ball'' in Canberra and Australia's first one-dayer in the nation's capital should have happened long ago.

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Farrell toey to finally make her debut for Meteors

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25:  (L-R) Rene Farrell, Alex Blackwell and Sarah Elliott of Australia pose with the Ashes trophy after winning the match during day four of the Women's CBA Test match between Australia and England at Bankstown Oval on January 25, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne She has doubled both her number of dogs and the amount of care she takes climbing the stairs and now ACT Meteors opening bowler Rene Farrell is finally making her debut two months after first planned.

Haddin likely to miss PM's XI match

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Brad Haddin (L) and Mitchell Johnson (R) of Australia talk with Australian Chairman of Selectors John Inverarity during an Australian cricket team training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Brad Haddin looks set to miss the Prime Minister's XI game against the West Indies at Manuka Oval on January 29 due to a hamstring injury.

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On-song Lyon hits high note

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ACT Cricketer Nathan Lyon at a cricket clinic for asylum seekers next to Manuka oval ahead of the PM's XI tomorrow.
28 Jan 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.

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David Polkinghorne Nathan Lyon has shown why Mike Hussey entrusted him with leading the Australian victory song, but he is still less than ''halfway'' to the bowler he could be.