Charlie Kelleway

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Charlie Kelleway
Charlie Kelleway card c1920.jpg
Personal information
Full name Charles Kelleway
Born 25 April 1886
Lismore, Australia
Died 16 November 1944 (aged 58)
Lindfield, Australia
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 26 132
Runs scored 1422 6389
Batting average 37.42 35.10
100s/50s 3/6 15/28
Top score 147 168
Balls bowled 4363 22959
Wickets 52 339
Bowling average 32.36 26.33
5 wickets in innings 1 10
10 wickets in match 0 1
Best bowling 5/33 7/35
Catches/stumpings 24/0 102/0
Source: [1]

Charles "Charlie" Kelleway (25 April 1886 – 16 November 1944) was an Australian cricketer who played in 26 Tests between 1910 and 1928.

Playing on both side of the First World War, he travelled to England in 1911/12 to play against the team captained by Plum Warner. In that series, he took a total of only 6 wickets at 41.50. However, on his return in the Triangular tournament of 1912 he was more successful and made 360 runs in six Tests, with 114 at Manchester and 102 at Lord's, both against South Africa. He also had the best bowling of 5/33 in an innings.

He served as a Captain in the Australian Army and after the war remained in England and was the first captain of the Australian Imperial Force Touring XI until he was removed following a dispute.

He died after a long illness in Lindfield, New South Wales.

See also

External links

  • Cricinfo article on Charles Kelleway
  • AIF database entry

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