Fiancee: Kim Watson
Age: 30 Years
Height: 5' 11"
|Full Name||Devon Philip Conway ESPN|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
|International Debut||ODI- Yet to make
Test- against West Indies in November 2020
T20- against West Indies on 27 November 2020
|Jersey Number||#88 (New Zealand)|
|Domestic/State Team||• New Zealand
• Gauteng Under-19s
• KwaZulu-Natal Inland
• Somerset 2nd XI
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium|
|Records (main ones)||• Leading run-scorer in 2018-2019 Plunket Shield Season with 659 runs in 7 matches
• Leading run-scorer in 2018-2019 Super Smash with 363 runs in 9 matches
• Leading run-scorer in 2019-2020 Plunket Shield Season with 701 runs in 6 matches
• Sixth batsman to hammer double ton on Test debut; in the first-test against England at Lord’s, he got to his double ton with a six-off Mark Wood in the post-lunch session on Day 2 on 3 June 2021. Hindustan Times
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• In April 2020, he was named as the men's domestic player by New Zealand Cricket at their annual award ceremony|
|Date of Birth||8 July 1991 (Monday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||30 Years|
|Birthplace||Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa|
|Hometown||Wellington, New Zealand|
|College/University||St Johns College, Johannesburg|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Denton Conway
Mother- Sandy Conway
|Siblings||Sister- Candy Conway, Charne Conway
Some Lesser Known Facts About Devon Conway
- Devon Conway is a New Zealand-South African cricketer who plays in the New Zealand cricket team. Devon started his cricket journey when he was studying at St. Johns College. He represented the college team and in the year 2009, he graduated from college and he was selected in the Gauteng cricket team.
- Devon Conway’s father, Denton Conway was a soccer coach. In August 2015, Devon became a part of the Gauteng’s team for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.
- In 2017, Devon Conway scored a maiden first-class double-century for Gauteng at the provincial level. This was his first century in the eight years of professional cricket. However, things were not going well for him at the top-tier franchise cricket as he performed poorly with the 12 matches he played for the Lions. He only had a single half-century with an average of 22 runs.
- After his unsatisfactory performance, Devon decided to move to New Zealand to work on his skills in cricket as his game was not improving in South Africa. In 2018, Devon moved to New Zealand with his fiance, Kim Watson. Devon had to sell all his belongings in South Africa because he was afraid that he would end up with thoughts of moving back if his performance didn’t improve in New Zealand.
- In 2018, Devon was awarded a contract with Wellington for the 2018-2019 season in New Zealand. In the second round of the 2018-2019 Plunket Shield Season, Devon scored a double century against Otago. Since then, he was unstoppable as he became the leading run-scorer in the 2018-2019 Super Smash season and in the 2018-2019 Plunket Shield season with 363 runs and 659 runs respectively.
- Since then, Devon had a streak of great performances with high scores. In October 2019, Devon scored an unbeaten 327 runs for Wellington against Canterbury making it the ninth triple century in first-class cricket in New Zealand. On 6 January 2020, he scored an unbeaten century from 49 balls in the 2019-2020 Super Smash tournament.
- After moving to New Zealand, Devon joined Victoria University Cricket Club in a dual capacity – as a player and a coach. Devon would travel around Wellington, going to different schools to train 10 and 11-year-olds. He used to work 28 hours a week and for the rest, he used to practice in the club.
- Devon’s performance over the years and his batting skills helped him take his place in the New Zealand A cricket team in November 2020. Selector Gavin Larsen informed Devon that he was selected in the New Zealand cricket team to practice against the touring West Indies team. On 27 November 2020, he made his T20 International debut for New Zealand against the West Indies.
- Devon Conway is the second South-Africa born New Zealand batsmen to play for the team. The first player to do so was Grant Elliot.
- On 23 July 2020, Devon got engaged to his long time girlfriend, Kim Watson. They have been living together in New Zealand for the past 3 years. Kim was very supportive of Devon’s decision of moving out of South Africa so that he could perform well in cricket.
- In his leisure time, Devon Conway likes to play golf with his fiance, Kim Watson.