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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Border wary of hungry England striking back

Allan Border

Lee Gaskin Beware the wounded Lion - that’s the message from former Australian captain Allan Border as a desperate England aims to hang on to the Ashes.


Ashes 2013: Allan Border warns of England fightback in Perth

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 09: Alastair Cook of England looks on after a press conference at the end of day five of Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Beware the wounded Lion - that's the message from former Australian captain Allan Border.


Brett Lee backs Jackson Bird against England

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04:  Jackson Bird of the Stars celebrates the dismissal of Ben Rohrer of the Renegades during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Melbourne Stars at Etihad Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Fast bowling great Brett Lee has backed Jackson Bird to continue England's miserable summer and use the Prime Minister's XI game as a stepping stone back to the national side.


McDermott boys to take on England

Brothers Ben and Alister McDermott who will both play in the PM's XI team.
Filed: Monday, 13 January 2014 4:34:56 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Lee Gaskin Alister and Ben McDermott now have at least one thing in common - selection in the Prime Minister's XI team.


Bopara gives England hope at long last

Gone: Brett Lee appeals for Joe Root's dismissal.

Lee Gaskin Tourists finally have something to smile about: a win against the PM's XI.


England overcome disastrous start to crush PM's XI

English captain Alastair Cook celebrates with James Tredwell.

Lee Gaskin Finally, there is something for England to smile about with a comprehensive win against the Prime Minister's XI at Manuka Oval.

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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.


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.


Adam Ritchard keen to deliver an all-round Sunday service for Tuggeranong

Lee Gaskin Adam Ritchard's long-term ambition is to become a minister in the Christian church.


Cameron Suidgeest steps up a gear but still faces nervous times

Lee Gaskin The nerves are kicking in for ACT Comets debutant Cameron Suidgeest as he makes his Futures League initiation.


Adam Hewitt back just in time to help Wests/UC in title defence

Lee Gaskin Stress fractures in his back forced last season's grand final hero Adam Hewitt to miss the start of Wests/UC's title defence.


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.


Steve Smith to target WA youngsters in Sheffield Shield final

NSW captain Steve Smith with his WA opposite Adam Voges at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin The NSW captain plans to use intimidatory bowling to gain an edge over the callow Warriors.


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.

Saturday Serve

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.


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.


No team, but Canberra will host country cricket championships

Fast bowler Nick Winter could be playing his last game for the ACT Comets before going interstate.
22 Feb 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


Lee Gaskin Canberra will host the Australian country championships despite Cricket ACT withdrawing from the tournament.


Keep PM's XI at 50 overs: Maher

Cricket stars (l-r) Ashley Noffke, Jimmy Maher, Michael Dighton, brendan drew, Peter Sleep and Murray Goodwin in canberra to impart their knowledge on to ACT junior cricketers.
The canberra times
10 January 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin Former Australian one-day international batsman Jimmy Maher believes the Prime Minister's XI match should stay at 50 overs and not switch to the Twenty20 format.


Manuka Oval's new amenities aimed at putting it up with the best grounds

Brett Lee and Prime Minister Tony Abbott during the launch of the Prime Minister's XI at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday 4 December 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Lee Gaskin The ACT government is confident the $9 million makeover of Manuka Oval will ensure an improved experience for the 12,500 spectators at the Prime Minister's XI day-night match against England on...


Brad Hodge hopeful of T20 call-up after selection in PM's XI

Brad Hodge

Lee Gaskin PM's XI player Brad Hodge would jump at the chance to represent Australia at the Twenty20 World Cup.