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Devon Conway (Cricketer) Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Devon Conway

Bio/Wiki
Full NameDevon Philip Conway [1]ESPN
ProfessionCricketer (Batsman/Bowler)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBrown
Cricket
International DebutODI- 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
• Dolphins
• Gauteng
• Gauteng Under-19s
• KwaZulu-Natal Inland
• Lions
• Somerset 2nd XI
• Wellington
Coach/MentorGary Stead
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-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
Awards, Honours, Achievements • In April 2020, he was named as the men's domestic player by New Zealand Cricket at their annual award ceremony
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 July 1991 (Monday)
Age (as of 2020) 29 Years
BirthplaceJohannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Zodiac signCancer
NationalitySouth African
HometownWellington, New Zealand
College/UniversitySt Johns College, Johannesburg
Relationships & More
Marital StatusEngaged
Family
Wife/SpouseKim Watson
Devon Conway and Kim Watson
ParentsFather- Denton Conway
Mother- Sandy Conway
(L to R) Candy Conway, Denton Conway, Charne Conway, Sandy Conway
SiblingsSister- Candy Conway, Charne Conway
Charne Conway
Candy Conway with her mother, Sandy Conway

Devon 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.

    Devon Conway playing for Lions in 2017

    Devon Conway playing for Lions in 2017

  • 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.

    Devon Conway during the match against Canterbury

    Devon Conway during the match against Canterbury

  • 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 playing a match for New Zealand

    Devon Conway playing a match for New Zealand

  • 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.

    Devon Conway and Kim Watson together during a golf game

    Devon Conway and Kim Watson together during a golf game

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