Cole McConchie2022-03-23T13:37:45+00:00

Cole McConchie

Date of Birth 12/01/1992
Age 30
NationalityNew Zealander
Player Status Unavailable
Playing Role Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Opening Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams New Zealand A, New Zealand XI, Canterbury, New Zealand U17s, Durham 2nd XI, Hampshire 2nd XI
Coaching Qualifications NZC Level 1

Cole McConchie is a genuine all-rounder currently skippering Canterbury in New Zealand domestic cricket. The batter / off-spinner has represented the State in over 150 games, dating back to his List A debut in November 2011. He has excelled in all formats in recent years and currently boasts 4,000 plus runs and 100 plus wickets.

Highlights in his career to date were skippering the New Zealand XI against Sri Lanka (December 2014), and Bangladesh (December 2016), then the New Zealand A side against the West Indies (November 2020). He also produced fine returns for New Zealand A against the touring Indians in December 2018 and January 2020 (56, 3-33, 50*), not to mention his 124* against the Windies (Nov 2020).

At domestic level, he struck 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. In 2018/19, he struck his third first-class century - a career-best 162 amongst 342 runs at 42.75 alongside 22 wickets at 22.91. He has continued to shine over the past two seasons - hitting a fourth ton (107) amongst a season tally of 206 runs at 51.50 in 2019/20, before 420 runs at 38.18 with another ton (124*) in 2020/21.

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 three seasons (he struck a further 452 runs at 25.11 in 2017/18. 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. He then topped the Kings wicket tally in 2019/20, taking 12 poles at 19.66. The Canterbury contracted all-rounder was then on song, particularly in T20 cricket with the bat last summer hitting 298 runs at 37.25.

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. In 2019, after a few years away from the UK, he returned and was a key performer for Wimbledon in the strong Surrey Championship ECB Premier Division.

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 unavailable for the UK 2022 season due to family commitments but hasn't ruled out the opportunity in subsequent seasons.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Wimbledon (2019) 26 26 2 548 71 22.83 158 548 28 4/24 19.57
Blaydon (2012) 32 29 3 816 89 31.38 127.5 549 32 5/43 17.16
Ventnor (2011) 30 29 3 1353 150 52.04 202.2 788 38 4/25 20.74
Monmouth (2010) 28 27 6 1139 127 54.24 109.1 520 15 3/20 34.67
Date of Birth 12/01/1992
Age 30
NationalityNew Zealander
Player StatusUnavailable
Playing RoleBatting All-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Unavailable
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Opening Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams New Zealand A, New Zealand XI, Canterbury, New Zealand U17s, Durham 2nd XI, Hampshire 2nd XI
Coaching Qualifications NZC Level 1

Cole McConchie is a genuine all-rounder currently skippering Canterbury in New Zealand domestic cricket. The batter / off-spinner has represented the State in over 150 games, dating back to his List A debut in November 2011. He has excelled in all formats in recent years and currently boasts 4,000 plus runs and 100 plus wickets.

Highlights in his career to date were skippering the New Zealand XI against Sri Lanka (December 2014), and Bangladesh (December 2016), then the New Zealand A side against the West Indies (November 2020). He also produced fine returns for New Zealand A against the touring Indians in December 2018 and January 2020 (56, 3-33, 50*), not to mention his 124* against the Windies (Nov 2020).

At domestic level, he struck 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. In 2018/19, he struck his third first-class century - a career-best 162 amongst 342 runs at 42.75 alongside 22 wickets at 22.91. He has continued to shine over the past two seasons - hitting a fourth ton (107) amongst a season tally of 206 runs at 51.50 in 2019/20, before 420 runs at 38.18 with another ton (124*) in 2020/21.

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 three seasons (he struck a further 452 runs at 25.11 in 2017/18. 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. He then topped the Kings wicket tally in 2019/20, taking 12 poles at 19.66. The Canterbury contracted all-rounder was then on song, particularly in T20 cricket with the bat last summer hitting 298 runs at 37.25.

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. In 2019, after a few years away from the UK, he returned and was a key performer for Wimbledon in the strong Surrey Championship ECB Premier Division.

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 unavailable for the UK 2022 season due to family commitments but hasn't ruled out the opportunity in subsequent seasons.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Wimbledon (2019) 26 26 2 548 71 22.83 158 548 28 4/24 19.57
Blaydon (2012) 32 29 3 816 89 31.38 127.5 549 32 5/43 17.16
Ventnor (2011) 30 29 3 1353 150 52.04 202.2 788 38 4/25 20.74
Monmouth (2010) 28 27 6 1139 127 54.24 109.1 520 15 3/20 34.67
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