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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Jono Dean hits Twenty20 for six with Adelaide Strikers

Lee Gaskin Smashing an Ashes hero for six is Jono Dean's way of showing he is not out of place on the national stage.

Canberra sport

Canberra sporting bodies wary of high cost of chasing elite codes

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 07:  Nikolai Topor-Stanley of the Wanderers looks on during the Western Sydney Wanderers A-League season launch at Parramatta Stadium on October 7, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra's sporting bodies are taking a cautious approach to prospects of entry into any of Australia's three major summer codes.

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

NZ's Nicole Browne back to shine with Meteors at Twenty20

Lee Gaskin Nicola Browne enjoyed her first two stints with the ACT Meteors so much she couldn't help but come back for a third.

Cricket

ACT Meteors fail to recover from top-order collapse against Qld Fire

Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors will need an improved performance from their top order after going down to the Queensland Fire on Friday.

Cricket

ACT awaits World Cup announcement with bated breath

?pics of Manuka and lights by Ben Wrigley who works for Cox Architecture, designers of the lights.

Ian Warden Gang Gang, Canberra Times, 6th February 2013.

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Lee Gaskin Canberra will be in the international spotlight when a revamped Manuka Oval rolls out the red carpet to the 2015 cricket World Cup.

Cricket

Lanning's ton still haunts Meteors

SPORT - Meteors bowler Charlotte Anneveld  looks on as  Victorian Spirit's Meg Lanning almost plays onto her stumps during a Women's one day cricket match  at Manuka Oval , Canberra.
10th November 2012
Photo : Colleen Petch

Lee Gaskin With Meg Lanning's amazing 175 still fresh in the memory, the Meteors are on red alert for Victoria's master blaster.

Cricket

Browne feasts on new start with Meteors

Sport
New ACT Meteors bowler Nicola Browne practising in the nets at Manuka oval.
The Canberra Times
7 Novemeber 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors recruit Nicola Browne is easy to spot - she's the one carrying a bag of food wherever she goes.

Cricket

NSW Breakers stars hold no fear for flying ACT Meteors, says Andrew Dawson

Lee Gaskin Andrew Dawson has urged the ACT Meteors to take the fight to a star-studded NSW Breakers.

Cricket

Sam Bates aiming to spin ACT Meteors into T20 finals

Sport.  Women's National Cricket League ACT Meteors Vs Tasmania.  ACT Meteors bowler Sam Bates during the match at Chisholm Oval.  10 November 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin Sam Bates will look to continue her red-hot form as the ACT Meteors aim to keep their finals hopes alive.

Cricket

Internationals set to speed up the Meteors

Rene Farrell

Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors will unleash a new and improved pace bowling arsenal in their quest to claim their maiden Women's National Cricket League title.

Cricket

Ruck beefs up armaments with help from death bowler

Sian Ruck of New Zealand celebrates dismissing Laura Marsh of England during the ICC Women's World Twenty20 2012 Semi Final between England and New Zealand at R. Premadasa Stadium on October 4, 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Lee Gaskin FORMER New Zealand speedster Shane Bond was renowned as one of the most devastating death bowlers in world cricket - a trait fellow Kiwi Sian Ruck is hoping to replicate for the ACT Meteors.

Cricket

Hopeful Meteors lose Ruck

17 October  2011 .....Canberra Times Photo by RICHARD BRIGGS......ACT Meteors  NZ recruit Sian Ruck  is happy about the All Blacks win over the Wallabies  as she settles in at Manuka  Oval......Sport-james Buckley

Lee Gaskin The resurgent ACT Meteors have been dealt a blow in their quest to topple the defending champions, losing New Zealand representative Sian Ruck for this weekend's Women's National Cricket League...

Cricket

Meteors upset the under-strength Vics

Meteors player, Kate Owen in action.

Lee Gaskin A blistering half century from opener Asha Smith has helped the ACT Meteors upset the defending women's Twenty20 champions.

Cricket

Meteors' Twenty20 win sweeps Victoria aside

Sport. Cricket Twenty20 ACT Meteors Vs VicSpirit, from left, Victoria's Brianna Binch walks of the field as ACT Meteors wicket keeper Laura Wright and bowler Kris Britt celebrate another wicket during the match at Manuka Oval.  November 2012. Photo: Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors overcame a controversial umpiring decision to complete a Twenty20 clean sweep of defending champions VicSpirit.

Cricket, Rugby

Canberra set for a barmy invasion next year

England  Barmy Army  celebrate

Chris Wilson, Lee Gaskin Block your ears and warm up the beer - the British are coming, bringing two of the world's most iconic sporting teams and their passionate travelling supporters to Canberra next year.

Jayawardene calls for strong start against 'wounded' Australians

Lee Gaskin Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene is bracing for a vicious backlash from Michael Clarke's men as the visitors attempt to break through for their first Test victory in Australia.

Cricket

Khawaja misses chance to prove selectors wrong

Queensland batsman Usman Khawaja.

Lee Gaskin Usman Khawaja and Alex Doolan missed golden opportunities to feast on a modest Sri Lanka bowling attack on the opening day of the tour match in Canberra.

Cricket

Jayawardene wary of 'wounded soldiers'

Mahela Jayawardene

Lee Gaskin SRI LANKA captain Mahela Jayawardene is bracing for a vicious backlash from Michael Clarke's men as the visitors try to break through for their first Test victory in Australia.

Cricket

Dilshan off with a ton

Tillakaratne Dilshan

Lee Gaskin Sri Lankan veteran Tillakaratne Dilshan is planning to go out on his final Test tour of Australia with a bang, and began it in perfect fashion with an immaculate century in Canberra.