Achey Kelly

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Achey Kelly
Cricket information
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium pace
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 4
Runs scored 92
Batting average 11.50
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 35
Balls bowled 102
Wickets 3
Bowling average 19.66
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 3/29
Catches/stumpings 1/0

Acheson William Blake "Achey" Kelly (5 August 1903 in Dublin, Ireland – 6 October 1961 in Somerset, England)[1] was an Irish cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler,[1] he played twice for the Ireland cricket team in the 1920s[2] including one first-class match. He also played first-class cricket for Dublin University.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Kelly made his debut for Ireland against Scotland in July 1920. It would be six years before he again played for the national side, but in the interim he played three first-class matches for Dublin University, all of which were against Northamptonshire, in 1924, 1925 and 1926. He then played his only first-class match for Ireland, against Scotland in July 1926.[3] This was also his last match for Ireland.[2]


Kelly came from a cricketing family. His brother Gustavus and father Gus also played for Ireland, as did his uncle Dan Comyn.[1]