Charlie Kelleway

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Charlie Kelleway
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Personal information
Full nameCharles Kelleway
Born25 April 1886
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Died16 November 1944 (aged 58)
Lindfield, New South Wales, Australia
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut9 December 1910 v  South Africa
Last Test30 November 1928 v  England
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches26132
Runs scored1,4226,389
Batting average 37.4235.10
100s/50s3/615/28
Top score147168
Balls bowled4,36322,959
Wickets 52339
Bowling average 32.3626.33
5 wickets in innings 110
10 wickets in match01
Best bowling5/337/35
Catches/stumpings 24/–102/–
Source: CricInfo, 1 February 2020

Charles Kelleway (25 April 1886 – 16 November 1944) was an Australian cricketer who played in 26 Test matches 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.


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