|Full name||Charles Kelleway|
|Born||25 April 1886|
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||16 November 1944 (aged 58)|
Lindfield, New South Wales, Australia
|Test debut||9 December 1910 v South Africa|
|Last Test||30 November 1928 v England|
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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