10 May 2023

Weipa Crocs undefeated at Goldfield Ashes

| Matt Nicholls
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The Weipa Crocs featured a group of misfits from across North Queensland, although had a few long-term Ashes stalwarts.

BOASTING a team of misfits, the Weipa Crocs have continued their golden run at the Goldfield Ashes, winning all three games at the Charters Towers cricket carnival.

Led by stalwart Aaron Johnson and skipper Shane Haydon, the Crocs were superb across all days, from Friday to Sunday.

The Crocs kick-started their run with a win against Coen Heroes.

After batting first, the Weipa XI put on 263.

Daniel Gane, Harley Flanagan and Noah Forgarty each scored half centuries before compulsory retirement at 50.

The Crocs were then able to skittle the Heroes for 189 in reply.

While the Weipa side was unbeaten across the weekend, there were more than 100 teams in the B2 division, meaning the Crocs did not take out the title.

However, they have vowed to return in 2024 for another crack.

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