Ben Smith Wellington Firebirds make the most of Devon Conway’s runs against Canterbury

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Ben Smith The Wellington Firebirds ensured Devon Conway's outstanding batting efforts didn't go to waste.

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The Wellington Firebirds ensured Devon Conway’s outstanding batting efforts didn’t go to waste.

The Wellington Firebirds managed to turn Devon Conway’s outstanding individual effort into an outright win on Friday, beating Canterbury by 44 runs after setting them a target of 358 in the second round of the Plunket Shield.

With Conway’s innings of 327no and 66 helping the Firebirds establish an advantage of 296 at the end of the third day on Thursday, the Firebirds began the final day in a strong position, and quickly added 61 further runs in the space of 18 balls.

Jamie Gibson finished not out on 43 off 18 balls as the Firebirds declared at 247-6, giving themselves most of the day to bowl the visitors out at the Basin Reserve.

They got the job done with plenty of time to spare in the end, taking wickets at regular inte

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