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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

Cricket World Cup 2015 sure to be great hit if bowlers can net a batsman

October 22 2010. Pic Elesa Lee, The Chronicle, Cricket ACT CEO Mark Vergano pushing for an upgrade of Manuka Oval SPECIAL 1

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT says Canberra cricketers will get a ''rare opportunity'' against some of the best batsmen in the world.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

Michael Clarke out of Canberra clash

Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the Sheffield Shield final in Canberra with a shoulder injury.

David Polkinghorne Michael Clarke was ruled out of playing for NSW against Western Australia in the final, which starts on Friday at Manuka Oval, due to a fractured shoulder.

Cricket

Steve Smith caps whirlwind 12 months with Sheffield Shield title

Steve Smith of the Blues plays a shot during day five of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales Blues and the Western Australia Warriors on Tuesday.

David Polkinghorne NSW captain Steve Smith says winning the Sheffield Shield caps a whirlwind 12 months.

Cricket

Win that could reunite a country

David Polkinghorne If the Afghanistan cricket team could help ''reunite'' the wartorn country by qualifying for the 2015 World Cup.

Cricket

Afghanistan defies World Cup odds

An Afghan cricket fan

David Polkinghorne Afghanistan will head to Canberra and the 50-over World Cup for the first time in 2015.

Cricket

Delaney eyes spot in Irish World Cup team

Sport. Launch of the ACT cricket season at Manuka Oval. Weston Creek
captain, Michael Delaney. October 10th. 2013 Canberra Times photograph
by Graham Tidy.


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David Polkinghorne Michael Delaney's long-term goal is to be charging in for Ireland at Manuka Oval during the 2015 World Cup.

Cricket

Testing time for suspect spinner

David Polkinghorne The suspect bowling action of spinner Johan Botha was put under the spotlight at the AIS on Wednesday.

Cricket

World Cup opens door for Manuka

Sport.   ACT sports minister Andrew Barr with the Cricket World Cup Trophy at Manuka Oval.  16 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne The ACT government is hoping the cricket World Cup will help Manuka Oval attract more sporting events.

Cricket

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''.

Comets' Dean hopeful of fulfilling T20 dream

Canberra cricketer Jono Dean will find out if he will play for the Perth Shorchers in the Twenty20 season this year.

David Polkinghorne Jono Dean has a nervous wait to find out whether he's made the Perth Scorchers squad for the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in South Africa next month.

Cricket

Gayle's brilliance paves way for ACT

West Indies' Chris Gayle celebrates after the dismissal of Ireland's Gary Wilson during the ICC World Twenty20 Group B match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo September 24, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown (SRI LANKA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

David Polkinghorne Chris Gayle's return to the international arena is not only a boost to West Indian cricket but to Canberra's chances of attracting more games as well.

Cricket

Lyon is on the right track: Matthews

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18:  Nathan Lyon of Australia looks frustrated after bowling during day five of the First Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Blundstone Arena on December 18, 2012 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Greg Matthews has backed ''Australia's best spinner since Warnie'' and questioned the lack of support for tweakers in the country.

Cricket

Ahmed hopes to inspire fellow asylum seekers

Fawad Ahmed

David Polkinghorne Prime Minister’s XI: Fawad Ahmed knows how traumatic life as an asylum seeker is, and he hopes his story might inspire others.

Live cricket commentary: Australia v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Manuka Oval

Shane Watson

David Polkinghorne Real-time coverage from the third one-day international in Canberra with Australia chasing a series victory.

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Cricket

Manuka to host three cricket World Cup matches

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 30:  Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd speaks during the Official Launch of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 on July 30, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Canberra will host three cricket World Cup matches, including giants South Africa, at Manuka Oval in 2015.