Nunawading Cricket Club

Jack Kelly

 Jumping Jack Kelly

Jack started playing cricket at Nunawading later in his career, having played with Canterbury for 12 seasons before joining Nuna with Mick McLachlan in 1959. 

Jack remembers not batting much in his days in the Firsts, as he was second drop after George Dolan and Bob Saker and was often not required until late in the day. 

Jack only played for 5 or 6 seasons before retiring from cricket but serving Nuna in a social capacity for many years. Jack was a Father Christmas for many years and was one of the cricket club’s committee members on the newly formed Co-operative with the soccer club. 

Jack spent most of his playing days at Nuna keeping in the seconds and had a top score of 89.