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HIGH THERE: CPL
Michael Crummy, in
race at the ADF
from spectators, from
left, LAC Alex Wynne,
AB Jesse Palmer, CPL
Michael Neate and
LAC Alex Wruck.
Photo: LAC Bill Solomou
FLTLT Margie Quinn
who led the Air Force
team to an unlikely
victory and then
discovered her name
was on the trophy.
Photo: CPL David Gibbs
AT FIRST glance, mountainbiker CPL
Michael Crummy and rugby player
FLTLT Margie Quinn might not appear
to have much in common -- though
many might deduce they both are
based at RAAF Base Williamtown,
which seems to produce more than
its fair share of people who excel at
The real answer, however, is they
both went above and beyond this
year to achieve something special
and make Air Force sport infinitely
CPL Crummy is a mountainbiker
who excels at races that sometimes
require him to forego sleep and pedal
for 24 hours straight.
Yet this year he borrowed dif-
ferent bikes to contest the Defence
road titles and all the main events
at the Defence mountainbike titles --
including the dowhill race which, in
contrast to his usual fare, is less than
3½ minutes of adrenalin and defying
gravity at speeds of up to 50km/h.
The Air Force women's rugby 10s
team did not even exist last year --
and FLTLT Quinn was pivotal in its
She also captained the team to
victory against Navy.
Then came the big surprise. She
discovered the trophy had been named
the Margie Quinn Cup.
Spotlight on our 2011
achievers, Pages 32 and 33
-- PAGE 34
Runs aplenty in
centuries in the
same day to
guide Air Force
to the Twenty20
good form in
the Player of
Photo: LAC Bill
LCPL Mark Doran and LAC Bill Solomou
BATSMAN LAC Kaleb Tymko was the toast of the
team when Air Force won the inaugural Twenty20
cricket ACM Angus Houston Cup in Canberra on
LAC Tymko, of 10SQN, scored 101 in the final
against Army -- on top of his 114 runs earlier in the
day in a preliminary game, also against Army.
His opening bat partner, CPL Ricky Mace,
reckoned he had the best seat in the house.
"I've never seen such clean hitting," CPL
Mace, of 2SQN, said.
"He's definitely going to play a major role in
the future of Air Force and Defence cricket."
LAC Tymko was extra happy with his form. "I
was seeing the ball as big as a beach ball," he said.
CPL Mace was no mug himself. He scored 58
and 50 runs respectively.
Unfortunately, Air Force was unable to retain
the Lindsay Hassett Trophy 50-over championship
in the days that followed the Twenty20 title.
On November 22, it lost to Army in a cracker
of a match that drew praise from players and offi-
cials from both sides.
Under leaden skies, Army made 8/260 before
the heavens opened and play was delayed for three
When the game resumed in light drizzle, Air
Force was set a target of 123 overs from just 15
Air Force came out blazing, with opening bat
CPL Mace making 37, and after just six overs was
3/52 -- well ahead of the required run rate -- but
they fell nine runs short when the last wicket fell.
LAC Tymko carried his fine form into the
50-over competition and was awarded the Best
Player of the Tournament award.
LAC Tymko said Air Force started off well in the
"We had Army on the ropes at one stage but
this fell away with some dropped catches and a
few easy misfields giving Army enough momen-
tum for the remaining overs," LAC Tymko said.
"Army just didn't give up, they kept plugging
away at us when we fell apart."
More photos, our big winners -- Page 34
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