All the faces from the 2022 Goldfield Ashes at Charters Towers

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated January 24 2022 - 1:57pm, first published January 23 2022 - 4:00am

After being hit for the COVID duck in 2021, the ever-popular Goldfield Ashes cricket competition was back with a vengeance over the weekend.

Just over 200 teams booked Charters Towers out for what's billed as the largest event of its type in the southern hemisphere.

While organiser Kerri Forno said that was down on the 245 teams they last hosted, they were extremely happy with the turn-out from around the state.

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In 2020, the last time the amateur cricket carnival was staged, rain closed the Flinders Highway between Hughenden and Charters Towers, and players in the Towers offered welcome relief.

Keep and eye out for results as they come in.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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