Western Daily Press

Somerset sign up batsman Conway


SOMERSET have signed New Zealand batsman Devon Conway as an overseas player for part of the T20 Blast group stage and two Championsh­ip fixtures.

The 29-year-old will be with the Taunton side from June 23 to July 18.

Left-hander Conway, pictured, has played 14 T20 internatio­nals for the Black Caps, scoring 473 runs at an average of 59.12 with a high score of 99 not out against Australia earlier this year.

He has also played in three ODIs in which he averages 75.

Conway, who will be available for nine T20 games with Somerset, said: “Somerset has a very good reputation and I’m excited to be joining the team for a key part of the season. I’m really looking forward to the challenge. England is one of the places where everyone wants to test their skills during the summer and hopefully, I can positively contribute to success in the Vitality Blast and the County Championsh­ip.”

Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry told the club website: “I’ve been really excited at seeing his internatio­nal career explode in recent months. We are really looking forward to seeing him play and watching him add real value to the team.”

Somerset Vitality Blast Captain, Lewis Gregory added: “He’s an exciting talent and one that I am sure will help to take our already excellent squad onto the next level.”

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