Bendigo’s James Ryan blasted a quickfire half-century to help Victoria Country to victory in round two of the under-19 National Cricket Championships in Adelaide.
Chasing the Northern Territory’s total of 209, Vic Country made 6-210 off 38 overs.
Batting at number five, Ryan made 69 off just 58 balls and hit five fours and four sixes.
Ryan was four off 14 balls before he launched into the NT bowling attack by belting 65 off his next 44 deliveries.
Ryan also played a crucial role with the ball, taking 1-21 off five overs with his leg-spinners.
Strathdale’s James Vlaeminck batted at number three and made 22 off 36 balls, including three boundaries.
Todd Murphy, from Moama, took 1-32 off 10 overs and made 7 with the bat.
Victoria Country plays Queensland in round three action on Thursday.