Former Matlock CC player Devon Conway makes New Zealand debut in win over the West Indies

Matlock Cricket Club were glued to news from New Zealand this morning, where their former player Devon Conway made his debut for his adopted country against West Indies, scoring 41 in a five wicket victory.

Friday, 27th November 2020, 2:15 pm
Devon Conway dazzled for Matlock in the 2012 season.(Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Conway arrived in Matlock at the start of the 2012 season for a year's experience of Division One cricket.

Scoring 1493 runs, with seven centuries and seven half centuries, the popular left hander set the division ablaze.

The pick of many great innings was his 151* in the T20 final at Alfreton v Marehay in just 15 overs, as he batted at No.3, the same position in the batting order, and the same format for this international debut.

Acting Chairman Peter Stapleton, with whom Devon found himself billeted back in 2012, was overjoyed at Devon's success, saying: “He (Devon) was such a nice guy, and despite his challenges to earn recognition, I'm so pleased things seem to have worked out.

"Let's hope we see him touring England before too long. I'm sure he has fond memories of his time at Matlock.”