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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Sri Lanka off to a solid start

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07:  Dimuth Karunaratne of Sri Lanka looks dejected during day two of the international tour match between the Chairman's XI and Sri Lanka at Manuka Oval on December 7, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Sri Lanka has made an impressive start to the second day of the match with the Chairman’s XI at Manuka Oval on Friday.

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Chairman's XI fixtures not in doubt despite Sri Lanka's lunch call

Mark Vergano

Lee Gaskin Cricket ACT chief executive Mark Vergano has defended the credibility of the Chairman's XI match in Canberra after play was abandoned with two sessions remaining on the final day.

Sri Lanka's dangerman finds form

Kumar Sangakkara in full flow against the Chairman's XI.

Lee Gaskin, Canberra Kumar Sangakkara emerges from his mini slump and is poised to be a thorn in Australia's side.

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Rene Farrell's rise from the Ashes

ACT Meteors' Rene Farrell.

Lee Gaskin Rene Farrell credits her move to Canberra as aiding her international renaissance.

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Lyon's share shows he's on top of spin pack, says mentor

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrates victory during day four of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 24, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Nathan Lyon's former mentor at the ACT Comets, Mark Higgs, says the off-spinner has established himself well and truly as the No.1 slow bowler in the country.

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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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University of Canberra reaffirms sporting focus with Big Bash League

Mike Hussey talks to media at the University of Canberra following the announcement of a sponsorship deal between the UC and Thunder.

Lee Gaskin The University of Canberra has reaffirmed its sporting focus with the sponsorship of Big Bash League cricket team the Sydney Thunder.

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Eastlake win rains on Brown's parade

Sport.  Koinca Minolta CupTwenty20 cricket Eastlake vs Weston Creek Molonglo.   Weston Creek Molonglo batsman Cade Brown during the match at Kingston Oval.   26 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin Eastlake spoils comeback of ACT stalwart Cade Brown with seven-wicket win against Weston Creek Molonglo.

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Red-hot West Indies set to push Manuka to capacity

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.

Lee Gaskin The West Indies' stunning Twenty20 world championship success has lifted hopes of the full house sign going up at Manuka Oval twice in the space of eight days.

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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.

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Verdict looms on Watson warm-up at Manuka Oval before Test

Shane Watson

Lee Gaskin NSW will announce on Friday whether Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will make his comeback from injury in next week's Sheffield Shield match in Canberra.

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Haddin ready to run up third shield ton

NSW cricketer Brad Haddin helps with students from Canberra Grammar school

Lee Gaskin Three centuries in as many Sheffield Shield games would put Brad Haddin in pretty esteemed company.

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Ponting not ready to walk into the sunset

Ricky Ponting

Lee Gaskin Canberra has been added to what could be the Ricky Ponting farewell tour, as the former Australian captain comes under increasing pressure in his spot in the Test team.

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Khawaja has the goods to step up

Usman Khawaja

Lee Gaskin Usman Khawaja failed twice at Manuka Oval this week, but Queensland coach Darren Lehmann backed the stylish left-hander to be considered as Ricky Ponting's long-term replacement in the Test team.

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Captain Khawaja in clash for Ponting spot

Usman Khawaja

Lee Gaskin Test hopefuls Usman Khawaja and Alex Doolan will go head to head in Canberra next week in the final audition for the role of Ricky Ponting's replacement.

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Doolan eyes Chairman XI match to press Test claims

Alex Doolan

Lee Gaskin Tasmanian Alex Doolan says he's as ready as he'll ever be for a Test call-up and credits an off-season with Ricky Ponting as the catalyst for his breakthrough summer.

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.

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Khawaja hopes to add baggy green to Raiders jersey

News. Cricketer Usman Khawaja who will be playing for the chairmans XI later this week and is big Canberra Raiders fan was presented with a signed jersey today. (player pictured are Sam Williams, left, and Jarrod Croker) 5th December 2012. Canberra Times photo by Karleen Minney.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Raiders fan Usman Khawaja was fitted with a lime green jersey by the NRL club on Wednesday, and hopes to win back his Australian baggy green just 24 hours later.

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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.