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BACK BREAKER: WO Gary Fuss bowls in the International Challenge Shield between the World Defence XI and
the Australian Cricketers Association Masters in Canberra last November. If you picked the non-striker as being
new Australian coach Darren Lehmann -- full marks; inset, AB Al Kristensen.
Still speeding along
HIS teammates might wonder how
WO Gary Fuss keeps steaming in and
bowling fast, but there's no getting
away from it -- the evergreen cricketer
is still getting results.
WO Fuss took a hat-trick against
Air Force at the International Defence
Cricket Challenge (IDCC) in Canberra
He is one of two Navy players select-
ed for the Australian Services Cricket
Association (ASCA) team that has
answered an SOS to compete in the
International Cricket Council (ICC) East
Asia Pacific (EAP) quadrangular twen-
ty20 tournament in Brisbane next month.
The other Navy player is AB Al
Kristensen, who has been named
Originally, a New Zealand Maori
XI was invited to play in the tourna-
ment. But when the Kiwis withdrew in
late April, ASCA was invited to take
IF YOU are interested in representing
Navy at this year's national triservice
carnival, contact navysport.cricket@
The nationals will be held in
November. The men's triservice
competition will be held November
19-27. For the first time there is
hoped to be a women's competition
which will be run November 22-27.
The combined services (men and
women) will be held November
Players interested in the women's
completion can seek more informa-
tion at firstname.lastname@example.org
The tournament will be played
from August 12 to 17 at venues across
Team captain SGT Ian Roberts
(Army) has led the team since 2011
and is excited about this latest chal-
"This is possibly the best ASCA
side that has been selected on talent
alone and we will be up against some
very good opposition," SGT Roberts
said.That opposition will be a highly
regarded Australian indigenous devel-
opment squad, the Papua New Guinea
national team and a team from East
Asia/Pacific, which will draw on
players from Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa,
the Philippines, Tonga, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Japan and South Korea.
PNG is ranked 19th in the world
and will use the tournament as a
warm-up before its participation in
a T20 World Cup qualifier game in
Dubai later this year.
In many ways, WO Fuss, of New
Generation Navy in Sydney, and AB
Kristensen, of HMAS Stirling, repre-
sent opposite ends of the team.
His hat-trick last November was
one of more than a dozen he has taken
over his 23-year ADF career.
He finished the game against Air
Force with 6 for 27, and chipped in
with 18 with the bat.
AB Kristensen, also the Navy cap-
tain, is one of the young lions of the
He scored a century for ASCA on
debut in 2011 and wants to transfer
from Stirling this year to Canberra
where he hopes to figure in the ACT
Comets squad as a top-order batsman.
The ASCA team members, who
were picked on the strength of their
performances in the IDCC, will gather
in Brisbane on August 7 for pre-tour-
The other members of the team are -- Army:
MAJ Nic Griffith, SIG Beau Wright, SGT Don
Mander, LCPL Al Ryder, CPL Corey Baker,
SGT Martin Blackman, TPR Craig Holmes
and SGT Mark Brown. Air Force: LAC Kaleb
Tymko, FLTLT Jarrod Moxey and CPL Adam
-- from back page
AB Khan was well assisted by AB Sam
Weir, who scored an important try in the
semi-final to give her side a 5-2 victory
over the super-fit Divers.
Runners-up Kuttabul lamented a
number of missed opportunities in the
final, after steam-rolling their opposition
in their previous five games. Team cap-
tain AB Josh Moxon said bad luck and
fatigue cost Kuttabul the final match.
"We didn't have enough substitutes
this year, while we also lost two key
players through injury in the round-rob-
in phase," he said.
AB Moxon, who scored the try of
the tournament after a 40m burst and a
sequence of juggling passes by support
players, said Kuttabul was well served by
play-maker LSPT Tony Trudgett.
LS Trudgett scored or set up more
than 20 tries on the day, but had a down-
er in the opening match against HMAS
Waterhen when he bombed a try by run-
ning over the dead-ball line.
SYDNEY Legacy has launched its
appeal for Gold Charity runners in
It is looking for 10 ADF person-
nel to join the City2Surf's Sydney
Legacy Gold Charity team.
The 14km race from Hyde Park
in Sydney's CBD to Bondi Beach
will be held on August 11.
The Gold Charity entry is ideal
for the runners who would like to
make fundraising the focus of their
event experience and start at the
front of the pack.
The Gold runners start behind
the Red group and in front of the
Gold Charity runners have their
entry fee waived as a reward for
committing to fundraise for their
As places are limited, Legacy
will choose to allocate entries to
runners on the strength of their
commitment to fundraising.
Chosen members will be
required to secure their entry with
a $250 deposit and raise a minimum
of $750 or commit to raising $1000.
It is hoped that each fundraiser
will exceed their target and help
Legacy raise more than $30,000.
To register, contact Sydney Legacy's Events
and Community Engagement team on (02)
9248 9048 or fundraise4us@sydney-lega-
VICTORS: The happy HMAS Albatross
winners, from left -- back row: CMDR
Kyle Clifford, LSPT Ryan Eatt, ABATA
Jodie Kahn and SMNATA Jesse Bryant.
Front row: LSATV Matthew Henry,
SMNATA Samantha Weir, SMNATA
Stephen Holmes and ABHSO Ben
Smeeth; above, ABATA Khan who scored
the telling opening try.
Photos: LSPTI Callan McDonald
HMAS Albatross Rugby Union
Football Club will hold a reunion
in Nowra as part of the Fleet
Air Arm's 65th anniversary
celebrations this year. The
reunion will be held at the
Postman's Tavern at 2pm on
October 26. Anyone who was
involved with the club and would
like to attend is asked to email
gov.au or nicholas.sverdloff@
THE Australian Command and
Staff Course Rugby side beat
a team representing Australia's
politicians 26-12 in Canberra
on June 16. College forwards
ensured phase ball was secured,
allowing the backs to find the
gaps. The ACSC will face
HQJOC or a Veterans side in a
match to be played in Canberra
in August or September.
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