King smacks 70 for Victoria

A KNOCK of 70 from opener Travis King helped Victoria to its first win of the Australian Country Cricket Championships against South Australia on Thursday.

Opening the batting, Strathdale's King's innings helped set up Victoria's winning total of 7-269 off its 50 overs in Canberra.

King - who made 39 in round one against New South Wales - faced 90 balls and hit six fours and one six in his 139-minute stay at the crease.

Strathdale's Cameron Taylor also made a handy contribution in the innings with 31 off 33 (four fours) batting at No.6.

South Australia was dismissed for 233 in reply.

Taylor claimed 1-39 off 10 overs of leg spin and also took a catch.

• Meanwhile, Bendigo's under-14 team lost its grand final of the Fonterra Northern Rivers Junior Country Week carnival against Shepparton on Thursday.

Shepparton won by seven wickets after answering Bendigo's 118 with 3-122 at Strathmerton.

Jack Bourke played a fine game for Bendigo with a double of 35 n.o and 1-23 off seven overs, while Sean O'Farrell picked up 1-22 off seven overs to end the carnival with seven wickets.

Daniel Clohesy was Bendigo's leading run-scorer for the carnival with 135.

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