Jim Kelly (Australian cricketer)

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James Kelly
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style -
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 36 185
Runs scored 664 4108
Batting average 17.02 19.94
100s/50s 0/0 3/16
Top score 46* 108
Balls bowled 0 15
Wickets 0 0
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 43/20 245/112
Source: [1]
Kelly bottom row centre pictured with 1896 Australia national cricket team

James Joseph Kelly, nicknamed 'Stumper', (born 10 May 1867 in Port Melbourne, Victoria, died 14 August 1938 in Sydney, New South Wales) was a wicket-keeper who played for Australia and New South Wales.

He was Australia's first choice Test keeper from 1896 to 1905 and he was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1903. He toured England four times (1896, 1899, 1902 and 1905) and was also an able batsman, with a first-class average of 19.94 and a highest score of 108*. His career came to an end from medical advice, as he was struck above the heart while keeping during a test at Old Trafford in England

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