Full name Thomas Joseph Dart Kelly
Born May 3, 1844, Co Waterford, Ireland
Died July 20, 1893, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 49 years 78 days)
Major teams Australia, Victoria
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm bowler
|Test debut||Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 31-Apr 4, 1877 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 2-4, 1879 scorecard|
|First-class span||1863/64 - 1882/83|
Born in Ireland, brought up in England, Thomas Kelly emigrated to Australia in 1863 when he was 19. His first match was for George Parr's touring side in 1863-64, and he appeared regularly for Victoria for the next 17 seasons. He made two Test appearances, in the second Test in 1876-77 and in the only match in 1877-78. A capable right-hand batsman, Kelly was regarded as one of the finest point fielders of his generation. He is also credited with being the first man to wear a blazer in Australia.
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