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Cole McConchie

New Zealand | All-Rounder (Spin)

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Cole McConchie
Born12/01/1992
Country New Zealand
Player Status Placed - Wimbledon CC (Surrey Championship)
Player Type All-Rounder (Spin)
Player RoleRH Top-Order Bat | RA Off-Break
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsNew Zealand XI, Canterbury, Canterbury A, U23s, U20s, U19s, U17s, New Zealand U17s, Durham 2nd XI, Durham Academy, Hampshire 2nd XI
Coaching Qualifications

New Zealand Cricket Level 1 (UKCC Level 2 Equivalent)

 

Cole McConchie (26) is a promising all-rounder playing for Canterbury in New Zealand domestic cricket. The batsman / off-spinner has represented the State on 84 occasions, dating back to his List A debut in November 2011. In recent years, McConchie has cemented his spot in the Canterbury team in all forms of cricket and boasts a tremendous domestic record, with 1,735 runs and 36 wickets, to include 1,110 runs at 29.21 in first-class and 17 wickets at 28.47 in T20 cricket respectively.

Highlights in his career to date was skippering the New Zealand XI against the Sri Lankans (December 2014) and the Bangladeshi's (December 2016), respectively, alongside his 2 centuries during his magnificent 2016/17 Plunket Shield campaign (491 runs at 49.10). He struck centuries against Otago (103) and Central Districts (131). The former – his maiden first-class century, was a record-breaking one, sharing a double century fifth wicket stand (258) with Andrew Ellis – a record previously held by Blackcaps’ legends Chris Harris and Nathan Astle.

The all-rounder, who has been a product of the Canterbury system, was a white ball regular for Canterbury, before cementing his Plunket Shield spot over the past two seasons (he struck a further 452 runs at 25.11 in 2017/18). Last summer, he was instrumental for the Canterbury Kings in New Zealand’s T20 competition, finishing second on the side’s wicket charts (behind Andrew Ellis) with 11 poles at 15. The Canterbury contracted all-rounder is now looking for a big summer, across all formats, in 2018/19, in a view to pushing for higher honours.

McConchie’s journey towards professional cricket began at age-group level for Canterbury, before excelling in several National Provincial A tournaments. He finished second on the run-charts (283 runs at 94.33) at the 2008/09 Under-17 national tournament, hitting a breath-taking 151 which resulted in selection for the New Zealand Under-17 tournament side.

He spent the winter on the New Zealand Crickets Elite Players Development Program, then the following season starred for the Academy, hitting 105* against Peter Fulton's Canterbury Districts in the Sunday Premier Cricket Series. McConchie enjoyed another productive national tournament, this time for the Under-19s (191 runs at 31.83) whilst cementing his spot in the Premier Competition in Christchurch, for clubside Riccarton.

In addition to his success in New Zealand, McConchie has enjoyed prolific returns in England, scoring 806 runs at 57.57 in the Worcestershire League for Monmouth (2010), 718 runs at 44.88 and 20 wickets at 20.9 for Southern Premier Leagues’ Ventor (2011) and finishing second on the North East Premier League run charts for Blaydon (2012) with 483 runs at 32.20 alongside 14 wickets at 16. Whilst abroad, he has also represented the Hampshire 2nd XI and, spent the 2012 season with the Durham Academy where he featured in the County 2nd XI T20 Competition. McConchie is clearly a talented cricket forging his way in the game and is now eager for a UK return once again in 2019.

 

Last Updated

25/09/2018

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 29 49 3 1452 162 31.56 1073 547 19 4-46 28.78
List A 42 33 4 678 90 23.37 1038 969 27 3-28 35.88
Twenty20 41 29 4 470 83 18.8 528 689 24 3-28 28.7

Statistical record last updated 19th July, 2019
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Experience

Team (season)MtsInnsNORunsHSAveOvsRunsWktsBBAvg
Blaydon (2012) 16 15 0 483 86 32.20 68.5 224 14 5/43 16.00
Ventnor (2011) 16 16 0 718 150 44.88 130.2 418 20 4/25 20.90
Monmouth (2010) 18 18 4 806 127 57.57 89 359 11 3/20 32.64