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Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Canberra cricketer Jason Behrendorff picked in Australia A team to play South Africa

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Lee Gaskin Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is confident he will recover from injury to play for Australia A.

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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.

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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.

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ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell chasing World Cup glory with Southern Stars

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Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell is relishing the pressure of bowling the final over for Australia.

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Ticket prices bowl over Canberra for 2015 World Cup

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Lee Gaskin Big crowds will be expected to pack Manuka Oval for the 2015 World Cup after organisers released affordable prices for Canberra’s three games.

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PM's XI side revealed: Hodge, Lee and Bird head to Manuka

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01:  Brad Hodge of the Stars celebrates reaching 50 runs during the Big Bash League match between Sydney Thunder and the Melbourne Stars at ANZ Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Brad Hodge will get a chance to press his claims for the Twenty20 World Cup after being selected in the PM's XI team to take on England at Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

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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.

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Keep PM's XI at 50 overs: Maher

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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.
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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.

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

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

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Prime Minister's XI game is still relevant, says ACT Cricket's Mark Vergano

Lee Gaskin The Prime Minister’s XI game continues to have relevance as a showcase of Australia’s future stars, Mark Vergano says.

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Fast bowler Jackson Bird aiming to return to Australian Test team

Lee Gaskin If wickets are a fast bowler's currency, then Prime Minister's XI debutant Jackson Bird is quickly building a sizeable amount of funds to force his way back into the Australian Test team.

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Tennis ball cricket is coach Anil Rideegammanagedera's secret to training

Lee Gaskin Hitting a tennis ball around the streets of Galle was how a man with one of the longest surnames in world cricket learnt the game.

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Canberra in perfect position to give talented youngsters a bash at big time in BBL, says Michael Bevan

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Lee Gaskin Michael Bevan believes Canberra is perfectly placed for entry into the Twenty20 Big Bash League.

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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.

Test stars to boost NSW Blues' Sheffield Shield hopes

Lee Gaskin Fresh from their resounding triumph in South Africa, Test stars Steve Smith and Nathan Lyon could be parachuted into the NSW Sheffield Shield team for this week's trip to Canberra.

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Australian Test batsman Shaun Marsh scores third straight duck

Down and out: Shaun Marsh has scored three ducks in a row since making a century in the first Test in South Africa.

Lee Gaskin Quack, quack, quack - that's the sound of Shaun Marsh's last three innings as the Test batsman's recent run of outs continued.

Manuka Oval almost certain to host Sheffield Shield final

Doug Bollinger steams in to bowl at Manuka Oval on Wednesday.

Lee Gaskin Western Australia lost 4-8 to put NSW in pole position to host the Sheffield Shield final in Canberra.

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Cricket: Sheffield Shield NSW v WA - Day 3

NSW bowler Nathan Lyon in action on Wednesay at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin day 3 of the cricket at Manuka Oval

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NSW coach Trevor Bayliss hits out at umpire's decision to reverse call in Sheffield Shield

Ton of fun: Shaun Marsh celebrates his century against NSW at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin NSW coach Trevor Bayliss said a ''dangerous precedent'' could be set after umpire Paul Wilson overturned his decision and gave Western Australia centurion Shaun Marsh a second life.

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Blues' Stephen O'Keefe tips pace bowling to be decisive in Sheffield Shield final against Western Australia

NSW spinner Stephen O'Keefe  is the Sheffield Shield's highest wicket taker this season.

Lee Gaskin Stephen O'Keefe and Test off-spinner Nathan Lyon loom as the trump cards for the Blues in Shield final.