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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Jason Behrendorff aims for his Australian cricket dream as Perth Scorchers prepare for Champions League

Chris Dutton Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has set his sights on a dream call up to the Australian team to cap off his remarkable rise through the cricketing ranks.

Canberra sport

Cricket World Cup and Asian Cup join forces for big crowds in Canberra

More than 50,000 fans could front up at Manuka Oval for the three Cricket World Cup matches in the capital.

Chris Dutton Cricket minnows Bangladesh and Afghanistan are more popular than two of the world's best teams and World Cup officials are convinced three games at Manuka Oval can attract almost 50,000 people next...

Cricket

Shane Warne and Michael Hussey in mix to lead Prime Minister's XI against England in January

Shane Warne is a chance to lead the Prime Minister's XI.

Chris Dutton The 'King of Spin' Shane Warne and 'Mr Cricket' Michael Hussey loom as the Prime Minister's XI's secret weapons in the bid to get a big crowd at Manuka Oval in Canberra's hectic sporting calendar.

Cricket

Darren Lehmann backs plans for more cricket at Manuka Oval

Darren Lehmann wants more cricket played at Manuka Oval.

Chris Dutton Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has backed plans to bring more international cricket to Canberra, adding he rates former ACT Comet Ryan Carters as a future star.

Cricket

Big names return for NSW-WA Sheffield Shield showdown at Canberra's Manuka Oval

Sport: WA cricket team trains at Manuka Oval Sunday afternoon, Adam Vogues. 9th of March 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Seven Test players, ODI star Adam Voges, a hat-trick of Canberra's cricket talent and a Sheffield Shield final up for grabs.

Cricket

Comets' chance to shine among stars of Big Bash League

Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan successfully appeals for the wicket of England's batsman Ravi Bopara, unseen, during the Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match between England and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, March 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Chris Dutton ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs has challenged his players to prove they can perform on the big stage when they get a chance to impress Big Bash League scouts in a three-game series against the Melbourne...

Cricket

Manuka's route to the elite level

Canberra-born retired cricketer Michael Bevan returning for community cricket match at Crace next month. For Private Capital. By Megan Doherty.

 

 

 

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Chris Dutton Canberra needs to gain entry to one of Australia's premier cricket competitions before Manuka Oval can become a regular fixture on the international calendar, one-day great Michael Bevan says.

Cricket

Matthews backs selectors' call to omit injured star from Test team

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Chris Dutton Shane Watson hasn't scored enough runs to be a specialist batsman and the Australian star shouldn't be granted special dispensation to play only part of a Sheffield Shield match in Canberra, former...