John Conway (cricketer)

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John "Jack" Conway (born 3 February 1842 at Fyansford, Victoria; died 22 August 1909 at Frankston, Victoria) was an Australian cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1861–62 to 1879–80. He was also an accomplished Australian rules footballer who captained the Carlton Football Club between 1866 and 1871.

A right-handed batsman (RHB) and a right-arm fast round-arm bowler (RF), Conway played for Victoria and made ten appearances in first-class matches.[1] He played a single match for Otago in New Zealand.

Conway is best remembered for his work in organising the successful inaugural Australian tour of England in 1878. For many years, he worked as a journalist covering football, cricket, horse racing and coursing. He acted as agent for the three English cricket teams that visited Australia, in 1876-77, 1881-82 and 1884-85.

See also


  1. CricketArchive. Retrieved on 27 November 2008.

External links

Further reading

  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volumes 1–11 (1744–1870), Lillywhite, 1862–72