An attacking left-handed batsman, Devon Conway shifted to New Zealand as an already established cricketer in the South African domestic circuit. It was in the T20 series against West Indies in November 2020 when Conway became just the 2nd New Zealand player of South African origin after Grant Elliot to represent the national team. He impressed immediately with a half-century and a knock of 41 matches in the two matches he batted. Despite firing in provincial red-ball cricket – he hit 12 first-class hundreds for Gauteng in 52 matches – Conway failed to find the same success in franchise cricket for the Dolphins and Lions.
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Name: Devon Phillip Conway
DOB: July 8, 1991
Place Of Birth: Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Nationality: New Zealand
Marital Status: Engaged
Wife: Kim Watson
Family: Denton Conway (Father), Sandy Conway (Mother), Candy Conway (Sister), Charne Conway (Sister),
ODI Debut: N/A
T20I Debut: Vs West Indies, Eden Park, November 2020
Test Debut: N/A
Devon Conway: Career Highlights
Conway was born in Johannesburg and plied his trade on the South African domestic scene for the first eight years of his first-class career. Despite firing in provincial red-ball cricket – he hit 12 first-class hundreds for Gauteng in 52 matches – Conway failed to find the same success in franchise cricket for the Dolphins and Lions. Seeking new pastures, he packed his bags for New Zealand in 2017.
On arriving in New Zealand, Conway joined the University Club and gradually started plying his trade in the Super Smash for the Wellington Firebirds. He was mostly a standby in the initial days with the odd game in between but first-choice keeper Tom Blundell’s national call up allowed Conway more game time, thereby pushing his case further. Thereafter, he represented Wellington in all three formats of New Zealand’s domestic season and has had reasonable success. Conway will be eligible to represent New Zealand from September 2020.
In March, the ICC confirmed Conway’s eligibility to represent New Zealand from August, and in May he was awarded a central contract before he’d even been capped. “Devon’s form with the bat across all three formats these past two seasons made him impossible to ignore and he’s going to be a great option to add to the batting mix,” said selector Gavin Larsen at the time.
It was the ninth triple century in first-class cricket in New Zealand. He went on to score 393 runs in the match, the most number of runs scored in a single first-class match in New Zealand. On 6 January 2020, in the 2019–20 Super Smash tournament, Conway scored an unbeaten century, from 49 balls. He was the leading run-scorer in the tournament, with 543 runs in eleven matches. He was also the leading run-scorer in the 2019–20 Ford Trophy, with 553 runs in ten matches, and the leading run-scorer in the 2019–20 Plunket Shield season, with 701 runs in six matches.
- New Zealand,
- New Zealand A
Devon Conway: Stats
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