C. Kelleway


C. Kelleway 102 v South AfricaBack to boards

Charles Kelleway claimed his place on the Honours Boards with a century for Australia against South Africa in a Triangular Tournament during the 1912 English summer.

After South Africa were dismissed for 263 in their first innings, opener Kelleway compiled a solid and steady 102 as Australia reached 390 all out. South Africa could only manage 173 in their second attempt, setting Australia a target of only 47, which they reached in less than half an hour with all 10 wickets intact.

This tri-series, involving the only 3 test playing nations at the time, was the first Test tournament to involve more than two teams - something that did not happen again until 1998. England took first place with four wins and two draws, though the tournament was somewhat marred by poor weather and soggy conditions.