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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cricket

Red-hot West Indies set to push Manuka to capacity

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.

Canberra cricketer Jono Dean re-signs with Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League

Lee Gaskin Hard-hitting Canberra batsman Jono Dean could form a devastating one-two punch with master blaster Craig Simmons after signing a two-year contract extension with the Adelaide Strikers.

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

Rene Farrell.

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

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NZ's Nicole Browne back to shine with Meteors at Twenty20

Lee Gaskin Nicola Browne enjoyed her first two stints with the ACT Meteors so much she couldn't help but come back for a third.

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Big Basher: Jono Dean's chance meeting restarted his cricket career

ACT Comets batsman Jono Dean.

Lee Gaskin It took a quiet beer at the Top Pub in Queanbeyan to get Jono Dean back into cricket.

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Fast bowler Oakley gets his chance

Lee Gaskin Former Test paceman Geoff Lawson identified the potential in ACT Comets fast bowler Ben Oakley a decade ago.

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Big Bash success keeps PM's XI match off air

Sport. from left Local cricketers Michael Spaseski and Shane Devoy at Manuka Oval, they both have been selected for the PM's XI with Shane being selected as 12th man.  8 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin The success of the Big Bash League has unwittingly played a part in Canberra's most important cricket fixture being left off television.

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Cricket: Primie Minister's XI newcomer keen to bury reeling English

Sport. from left Local cricketers Michael Spaseski and Shane Devoy at Manuka Oval, they both have been selected for the PM's XI with Shane being selected as 12th man.  8 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin Michael Spaseski usually spends his days getting his hands dirty working for his family's landscaping business.

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

Brad Hodge

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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Michael Spaseski has a chance to impress in the Prime Minister's XI

Lee Gaskin This time 12 months ago, ACT Comets captain Jono Dean was preparing to open the batting for the Prime Minister's XI against the West Indies.

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Jono Dean hits Twenty20 for six with Adelaide Strikers

Jono Dean.

Lee Gaskin Smashing an Ashes hero for six is Jono Dean's way of showing he is not out of place on the national stage.

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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.

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No pressure from Sheffield Shield finalists: Manuka Oval curator Brad Van Dam

On a roll: Manuka Oval curator puts the roller over the pitch on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin Manuka Oval curator Brad Van Dam says he hasn't been pressured from either NSW or Western Australia to prepare the pitch a certain way for this week's Sheffield Shield final in Canberra.

Cricket

Haddin key to Ashes: Ponting

Lee Gaskin Ricky Ponting believes Brad Haddin can be the X-factor for Australia in winning back the Ashes.

Cricket

Debutant hits a double century

Sport
Billy Floros of Tuggeranong Valley Cricket Club given out caught behind, during the game against Western Districts at Jamison Oval
The Canberra Times
02 November 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin Batsmen reigned supreme on the opening day of the Douglas Cup.

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ACT players impress Adelaide coach

Sport: ACT Comets batsman Jono Dean has signed with a team in the Twenty20 Big Bash League for next season. 23rd of July 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin First the Adelaide Strikers signed ACT Comets batsman Jono Dean and have now added fast bowler Ben Oakley.

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Browne feasts on new start with Meteors

Sport
New ACT Meteors bowler Nicola Browne practising in the nets at Manuka oval.
The Canberra Times
7 Novemeber 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors recruit Nicola Browne is easy to spot - she's the one carrying a bag of food wherever she goes.

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Ticket prices bowl over Canberra for 2015 World Cup

West Indies' Tino Best

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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ACT Comets cricketer Shane Devoy takes 9-98 in an innings in Futures League

Sport.   Cricket ACT Comets vs South Australia. ACT Comets Shane Devoy, Aaron Ayre and Josh Connolly celebrate after getting South Australia's Cullen Bailey out during the match at Freebody Oval.13 December 2012. Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin ACT Comets spinner Shane Devoy has written himself into the history books with an incredible nine-wicket haul.

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Rain cheque plan for Manuka

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)

Lee Gaskin Cricket ACT will take out rain insurance for next year's historic day-night PM's XI fixture to ensure there won't be another six-figure black hole in its budget.