|Devon Conway Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||July 8, 1991|
Devon Conway is a New Zealander professional cricketer who has represented his country primarily in the T20I format of the sport, as a top-order batsman. Born and raised in South Africa, he had started his cricketing journey in the domestic circuit there, representing teams such as Gauteng (2009–2017), Dolphins (2010–2012), and Highveld Lions (2013–2017). In 2017, owing to a lack of opportunities to progress to the South African national team, despite the experience of competing in nearly 100 first-class games and about 70 List A matches, he chose to make a permanent move to New Zealand. In June 2018, he was given a contract by Wellington to play domestic cricket for them in the 2018–19 season in New Zealand. The International Cricket Council (ICC) later declared that he would be eligible to play for New Zealand, internationally, from August 28, 2020.
Devon Philip Conway
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Wellington, North Island, New Zealand
Devon had graduated, in 2009, from St John’s College, a private school for boys in his hometown of Johannesburg.
- Father – Denton Conway (Soccer Coach)
- Mother – Sandy Conway
- Siblings – Candy Conway (Older Sister), Charne Conway (Older Sister)
88 – T20 International (T20I), Wellington (New Zealand Domestic Cricket)
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
77 kg or 170 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Devon has dated –
- Kim Watson (2018-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped hair
- Often sports a light stubble
Devon Conway Facts
- In his debut domestic season for Wellington (2018-19), Devon was the leading run-scorer in the Plunket Shield (the premier domestic first-class cricket championship in New Zealand) with 659 runs in 7 matches. This had included an unbeaten double hundred against Otago in the 2nd round of the tournament.
- He was the leading run-scorer in the season’s Super Smash (the premier domestic T20 cricket championship in New Zealand) tournament as well with 363 runs in 9 matches. In both March 2019 and April 2020, he was named the ‘Men’s Domestic Player of the Year’ at the annual New Zealand Cricket (NZC) awards.
- In October 2019, during the 2019–20 Plunket Shield season, he had scored 327 not out against Canterbury. It was just the 9th triple hundred in first-class cricket in New Zealand’s history. His match tally of 393 runs was the highest ever in a single first-class match in New Zealand.
- Impressed by his stellar performances in the domestic cricket circuit, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) had awarded him a central contract in May 2020, ahead of the 2020–21 season. He eventually made his international debut for New Zealand, in a T20I match against the West Indies, in November 2020.
- In March 2021, he was called up to New Zealand’s ODI squad for the first time, for the team’s upcoming series against Bangladesh.
- That season, he had achieved the rare feat of being the top run-getter in all 3 of New Zealand’s major domestic tournaments. He had amassed 543 runs in 11 matches in the Super Smash tournament, 553 runs in 10 matches in the Ford Trophy (the premier domestic one-day cricket championship in New Zealand), and 701 runs in 6 matches in the Plunket Shield.
- In January 2023, Devon became the first cricketer in the world to score 1st hundred of two consecutive years. His first century of 2022 was made by scoring 122 of 227 deliveries against Bangladesh in the Mount Maunganui Test. He then scored 122 from 191 balls in New Zealand’s first innings of the second Test against Pakistan in Karachi to make the first international hundred of 2023.
Featured Image by Devon Conway / Instagram