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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Live: Australia v West Indies

Chris Dutton All the action from Colombo where Australia takes on the West Indies in the World Twenty20 semi-final.


ACT hopes for star power to take on West Indies


Chris Dutton Power-hitter Chris Gayle is set to ignite Manuka Oval twice in eight days and Cricket ACT is hopeful Australian selectors will pick a full-strength side to take on the West Indies master blaster in...

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...


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.


Locals offer to test out lights

2 October 2012. Sport.  Journalist Chris Dutton  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.  Team captains Matt Wheatley, Josh Connelly, Josh Kentwell, Ben Oakley, Adam Tett, Mark Bennett, Michael Wescombe and Michael Minns at the launch of the Cricket ACT season  at Red Hill Lookout.

Chris Dutton Canberra's top cricketers have volunteered to be guinea pigs to test the Manuka Oval lights before international matches and hope the first-grade competition will get a chance to play ''novelty''...


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.




Michael Bevan 2.jpg

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.


Haddin may join Ponting's Canberra farewell

Brad Haddin

Chris Dutton Manuka Oval is preparing for a dream double act with Brad Haddin set to join Ricky Ponting in a blockbuster Prime Minister's XI game in Canberra next year.

Time-tight Higgs happy for Ponting to call shots

Chris Dutton Mark Higgs is the coach but Ricky Ponting will be the boss when the Prime Minister's XI plays the West Indies at Manuka Oval on Tuesday.


Winter crosses fingers for smooth run

Nick Winter.

Chris Dutton A broken knuckle almost ended Nick Winter's cricket dreams but the Canberra fast-bowler says it's his turn to cause havoc and his Prime Minister's XI teammates are in his sights.


Lighting up the ACT's new dawn

The lights at Manuka oval are turned on for the first time .

Chris Dutton NEW LIGHTS and a new era - Cricket ACT wants to use Manuka Oval's transformation as the catalyst for the sport's revival in the capital.


Gayle to hit back hard, says Sammy

Chris Gayle

Chris Dutton Chris Gayle is back to his best ready toand spoil Ricky Ponting's farewell party, say Windies.


Sammy issues Gayle warning for Manuka

Chris Dutton CHRIS GAYLE is poised to recapture his big-hitting best and spoil Ricky Ponting's farewell party at Manuka Oval on Tuesday, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy says.


Gayle fireworks set to light up centenary celebrations

Chris Gayle.

Chris Dutton Chris Gayle is poised to recapture his big-hitting best and spoil Ricky Ponting's farewell party at Manuka Oval on Tuesday, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy says.

Dean boys told: have a bash at big league

30 March 2012, Sport, Canberra Times photo by ROHAN THOMSON. Chakradher Rabinuthala, Chris Cairns, and Syed Jaffry. Chris Cairns, former New Zealand cricketer has helped organise an India v Pakistan community cricket game. 


Chris Dutton Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has implored Jono Dean to make a sacrifice and move interstate to become a devastating addition to the Big Bash League.


Perry ready for a rare break

Australian Cricketer Ellyse Perry at the IN2 cricket awards at Aranda
giving some bowling tips to Lucas Sanden, 5.
The Canberra Times
02 march 2013
Photo Jay Cronan


Chris Dutton Ellyse Perry is set to enjoy her first three-month break from cricket and soccer in almost a decade.


Lyon claims spot in ODI, T20 sides

Nathan Lyon

Chris Dutton Former ACT Comets bowler Nathan Lyon has taken a step towards becoming Australia's first-choice spinner in all formats after he was selected in the one-day international and Twenty20 sides today.