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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Manuka Oval Test match hopes still a way off

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT chairman Ian McNamee says Manuka Oval is ready for its first Test match.


Nathan Lyon tipped to become Australia's best ever off-spinner

Nathan Lyon

David Polkinghorne Nathan Lyon is tracking to become Australia's greatest wicket-taking off-spinner, former Test all-rounder Greg Matthews claiming he has the potential to reach 400.

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Rene Farrell fired up for ACT Meteors, World Cup

David Polkinghorne ACT Meteors opening bowler Rene Farrell will set off on a reconnaissance mission of Sri Lanka next week.


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.


Canberra 'let down' by cricket hierarchy

Cricket. Pakistan  training at MCG as they prepare for Boxing Day Test  . former Australian test cricketer Dean Jones was on hand to help out Pakistan this afternoon. 
23rd December 2009 . THE AGE SPORT. Picture by Vince Caligiuri .

David Polkinghorne Cricket Australia ''dropped the ball'' in Canberra and Australia's first one-dayer in the nation's capital should have happened long ago.


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.


Manuka fears for depleted Aussies

Michael Clarke

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT is confident the first major sporting event of Canberra's centenary celebrations will not be a fizzer.

Haddin likely to miss PM's XI match

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Brad Haddin (L) and Mitchell Johnson (R) of Australia talk with Australian Chairman of Selectors John Inverarity during an Australian cricket team training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Brad Haddin looks set to miss the Prime Minister's XI game against the West Indies at Manuka Oval on January 29 due to a hamstring injury.


Time to send DRS packing

Kevin Pietersen DRS dismisal


David Polkinghorne Two former Australian umpires think the standard of umpiring has declined since the introduction of the DRS.

Indoor cricket

Pro is the way to go, say Canberra trio

ACT indoor cricket players Vinesh Bennett, and brothers (left and right) Matthew and Tim Floros have been selected in Australian Indoor Cricket team.
23 September 2013
The Canberra Time
Photo Jay Cronan

David Polkinghorne Australia's indoor cricketers are waiting for their ''Kerry Packer to come along''.


Windies' Gayle hits Manuka light twice

4 February 2010 NEWS/SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by James Buckley. The Prime Ministers XI cricket match against the West Indies at Manuka Oval, Canberra. West Indies captain Chris Gayle, with PM Kevin Rudd with the winner s trophy. SPECIAL 111

David Polkinghorne Canberra's centenary will get a double-barrelled blast from the world's most explosive batsman, Chris Gayle, under the glare of new Christmas lights.


ACT happy with niche role in new structure

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 is confident it has established itself as a niche market within Australian cricket and is hoping to build on that when the new, independent Cricket Australia board comes into power in...