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Live: Prime Minister's XI vs England

PM's XI

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

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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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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.

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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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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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

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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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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Wise heads crucial to Ashes: AB

David Polkinghorne Allan Border says Peter Siddle and Chris Rogers could be the key to the Aussies success in the Ashes.

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Beefed-up Dean ready to take the next step

Jono Dean

David Polkinghorne ACT Comets master blaster Jono Dean doesn't care whether Kevin Rudd or Tony Abbott is in charge, just as long as they pick him for next year's Prime Minister's XI fixture.

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Lyon in a spin over axe: Lawson

WORCESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 01:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Nathan Lyon of Australia poses on July 1, 2013 in Worcester, England.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Geoff Lawson says Nathan Lyon's head must be spinning from the mixed messages he is getting from selectors.

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Rookie walking in Max's steps

World Series Cricket.Bowral.January 7th, 2013.Photo.Sahlan Hayes.Sun Herald.Max Walker at the launch of a new exhibition of Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket at Bradman Oval.

David Polkinghorne The resemblance is striking - Ashton Agar and Max Walker could almost be twins.

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Clarke must review his DRS emotions

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke poses for a photo after a game of cricket on a barge in the river Thames by Tower Bridge in central London on June 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW COWIE

David Polkinghorne Australian captain Michael Clarke must avoid getting caught up in the emotion of the game to improve his use of the decision review system.

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Fleming wants Lyon on the line in third Test

David Polkinghorne Former swing bowler Damien Fleming believes Nathan Lyon ''won't let the Aussies down''.