Ellyse Perry- The Australian Wonder Woman Athlete

Ellyse Perry-The Australian Wonder Woman Athlete

Introduction About Ellyse Perry

The first women to have represented their country for both football and cricket at International levels. A complete athlete in the world of Women’s sports. This is the famous Australian Fast Bowling all rounder Ellyse Perry. Perry is now only a star of the cricket world due to commitments required to any game at an International level, but there were times when she played both cricket and football and performed in both.

E Perry’s Childhood And Arrival In International Cricket

Ellyse Perry was born in a suburb of Sydney, Wahroonga. She was a student of Beecroft Primary School and later Pymble Ladies’ College. At Pymble, she was the captain for Sports, Athletics, and Cricket. She was taking part in a lot of sports during her early days besides cricket and soccer, like tennis, athletics, touch football, and golf. It was at the age of nine that she became friends with Alyssa Healy and are teammates in cricket since then. Perry is “Dags” to Healy, unlike “Pez” to others, from a uniform of Perry’s junior level. Perry was a wild card entry for the Australian national team as she did not have the first-class experience. Ellyse played for New South Wales in an under-19 tournament at the age of 16 in January 2007 and a month later she was playing for the Australian Youth Team against New Zealand’s second XI. In the under-19 tournament, she played three matches and scored 74 runs, and took three wickets with ball in hand. Against New Zealand, Perry scored 43 runs at a strike rate of 21.50 and picked up a wicket at 100.0.

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Ellyse Perry was the youngest ever-cricketer to represent Australia in International Cricket. She played her first International Cricket match as an ODI against New Zealand on July 22nd, 2007. She picked up 2 wickets for 37 runs in her debut and scored 19 runs off 20 balls. Her T20I debut was on February 1st next year against England, where she shined with a performance of 4/20 with the ball and 29 off 25 with the bat. She also debuted in tests as the youngest ever to do so on February 15th, 2008 in the Women’s Ashes at Bowral. She took 3 wickets and scored 27 runs in the two innings of the match.

Ellyse Perry’s first ICC tournament appearance was through the 2009 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. Her most memorable performance in the tournament came against West Indies when she scored 36 runs with the bat and took 2 wickets for 28 runs. Later in 2009, Ellyse was a part of the Australian Cricket Team for the 2009 ICC Women’s World Twenty20. Perry’s first wicket haul came in the year 2009-2010 against New Zealand. In the series, she took a whooping 13 wickets at an average of 12.61. Ellyse’s next big ICC Tournament was the 2010 ICC Women’s Cricket Twenty20. She shone with her performance in the finals and the semi-finals. In the semi-finals against India, Perry changed the momentum of the match with her bowling in the opening overs. Ellyse was also the Player of the Match for the finals of the tournament with a bowling figure of 4/29. She was the one who stopped the 4 in the last ball of the match when the Kiwis were aiming for a tie with the shot. In the Women’s Ashes 2011-12 season, Ellyse Perry bowled beautifully and helped Australia win the tournament for the first time in 6 years. She was also a key player in the 2012 ICC World Women’s Twenty20 tournament and even was awarded the Player of the match for her bowling figures in the Semi-Finals (2/19). Ellyse Perry was out of the side for three games in the 2013 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup pertaining to an ankle injury. But she was outstanding in the finals even with problems in her bowling stride and ended with a match-winning bowling figure of 3/19. Ellyse Perry was the Man of the Match for the 1 match Women’s Ashes of 2013-14. Perry scored 102 runs total in both innings and had a bowling figure of 8/79 at the end of the match. Her score of 90 off 95 and 4 wickets in the following ODI against England sealed her spot as the Fast Bowling All-Rounder of the Australia Women’s side. She was also awarded the Player of the Series even though England won back the series. In 2014 ICC World Twenty20, Ellyse Perry again shone against South Africa, scoring 41 off 29 and named the Player of the Match. It was Perry who took Australia home with the winning runs in the finals of the tournament against England (31*) and also took 2 wickets for 13 runs in the match. Perry was exceptional in the 2015 Women’s Ashes in England, with a bowling figure of 9/70. She was the highest run-scorer of the series and also the highest wicket-taker. She was named the Player of the Series. She reached the milestone of 1000 ODI runs on July 21st, 2015.

Ellyse Perry test century

the 2016 and 2017 ICC Cricket World Cup was a disappointment for the team Australia, but Ellyse Perry was atop her career. She had a run of 23 innings in which she had crossed the 50-run mark in 17 innings at an average of 89.53. Australia retained the 2017-18 Ashes series, in which Perry scored her historic innings of 213 runs, her first Test Century, and the highest score by any Australian Women in tests. In Australia’s strive for the fourth ICC World Twenty20 title in 2018, Ellyse Perry was a key player for the team’s win, taking wickets when the team needed them and scoring valuable runs when required so. She played her 100th Twenty20 Internationals in the tournament against India on November 17th, 2018, the first Australian woman to do so. In the final of the tournament against England, Perry became the first Australian Women Player to claim 100 T20I wickets. On February 24th, 2019, Perry scored her maiden ODI century (107*) against New Zealand. This was the century that came after four consecutive scores of not out nineties.

The 2019 Women’s Ashes was also a great series for Ellyse Perry. In the series, she scored her career-best and best among Australian Women Bowling figures in WODIs (7/22). She scored a century (116) in the first innings of the series. She went on to score 368 runs facing 432 balls in tests in the next seven international matches without being dismissed. In the test match in County Ground in the Ashes series, Perry scored two centuries in both innings and set a new record of scoring the most runs among dismissals (329 runs). She became the first player in Women’s cricket to achieve the milestone of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in WT20Is. She was awarded the Player of the Series and Australia retained the trophy. She became the third player in Women’s cricket to have picked up 150 WODI wickets in a match against West Indies. She also scored second WODI century (112* off 118 balls) in the same series.

In the T20 Women’s World cup 2020, Perry faced a serious hamstring injury and went off the tournament after helping Australia win a must-win match against New Zealand. In April, Ellyse Perry was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year for her mind-boggling performance in 2019. She also got her national contract renewed while being under-recovery from operation for the Hamstring injury in April. She also became the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the cricket, ICC Women’s ODI cricketer of the cricket, and the ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the decade in October 2020.

Domestic Australian Cricket

WNCL Career

Though not having played first class cricket, Ellyse Perry started her Domestic career playing for New South Wales at the start of the 2007-08 WNCL Season. She started her career with a figure of 2/29. Her first season at South Wales had batting figures of 66 runs at an average of 13.20 and bowling figures of 9 wickets at 24.00 in the nine matches that she featured. The team also won the title in the season. Ellyse Perry went on for a further win of 10 titles for New South Wales. She had the following performance highlights in these 11 seasons

 2008–09 finalPerry took 4/23 in a Player of the Match performance to help New South Wales defend their title
2009-10 seasonPerry led the league for most wickets with 22 at an average of 10.63
 7 November 2009, in a match against Queensland Ellyse came into bat with New South Wales at 5/86 and went on to score 66, marking her first half-century, before taking 3/42
15 January 2010, against South AustraliaPerry took her first five-wicket haul, finishing with 5/19 off eight overs
2010-11 seasonPerry led the league for most wickets with 13 at an average of 9.23
30 January 2010, against ACT Meteors Perry recorded her best bowling figures with New South Wales, finishing with 5/11 off nine overs
2014-2015 season finals Perry scored 57 not out off 50 balls before taking 2/19 from ten overs 
2015-16 seasonPerry led the league for most runs with 403 at an average of 67.16
21 November 2015, against ACT MeteorsEllyse recorded her first century, scoring 126 off 115 balls
29 October 2016, against Western AustraliaPerry recorded her second century, scoring 103 off 120 balls, in her only innings of the 2016–17 season
 2017–18 seasonPerry led the league for most runs with 372 at an average of 74.40
26 November 2017, against ACT MeteorsEllyse recorded her highest score with New South Wales, making 127 not out off 120 balls
 2018–19 finalPerry played her 73rd and last game for New South Wales, scoring 31 in what was her state’s 20th WNCL title

In 2019, Ellyse Perry relocated to Melbourne as her Husband started playing for Melbourne Rebels in the Super Rugby. She started playing for Melbourne in WNCL following this and started her debut for the team on January 7th, 2020. She made 24 runs and took a wicket for 20 runs in seven overs in her debut. She received her first Player of the Match in her new team against Tasmania for her bowling of 3/17 on January 23rd, 2020.

WBBL Career

Ellyse Perry started off her WBBL career right from the inaugural season of the tournament as the Captain for Sydney Sixers. She also started to open the batting after the team lost the first six matches and that started their winning streak. But the team was unable to cross the final line for the title of the tournament. Perry was unfortunately out of the knockoff stage of the second season of WBBL. Sixers, this time went on to win their first title in the tournament. Ellyse Perry became the highest run-scorer of WBBL season 4, scoring 777 runs at an average of 86-33. Her strike rate also increased from 98.57 in the previous season to 121.21 in WBBL 04. WBBL 05 was bad for both Sydney and Ellyse Perry, who was out of the tournament from a shoulder injury. This season though had a record opening stand of 199 runs with Alyssa Healy, the highest in Domestic Women’s cricket. After her relocation to Melbourne, she has decided to play for the Sixers in the two upcoming seasons. 

Women’s Cricket Super league Career

Perry had her career started in the Women’s Cricket Superleague playing for Loughborough Lightning in the inaugural season of the tournament. She also performed well in the tournament and earned a Player of Match title in the second season of the tournament.

Women’s T20 Challenge Career

Ellyse Perry became a part of Supernovas in the inaugural Women’s T20 Challenge in India in 2018. She scored 13* in the match and took 2 wickets off 20 runs. She had been unable to play the next season of the tournament due to a misunderstanding between the BCCI and the Australian Cricket Board. She also had to opt-out for the 2020 session of the tournament due to the clash of the matches with WBBL in Australia.

Ellyse Perry Stats

Batting and Fielding Summary


Bowling Summary


Ellyse Perry As A Footballer

Ellyse Perry as football player
Full nameEllyse Alexandra Perry
Date of birth3 November 1990 (age 30)
Place of birthWahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
Height176 cm (5 ft 9 12 in)
Youth career
2008NSW Sapphires
Senior career*
2008–2009Central Coast Mariners3(0)
2009–2012Canberra United24(2)
2012–2015Sydney FC23(2)
National team
2007Australia U-203(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 September 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 July 2011

Ellyse Perry, the former Football Player, Defender for Australia made her debut internationally in football at the age of 16 years and 9 months. She even scored a goal in her debut match. She has 3 goals in her international career as a footballer. Her domestic career was for Central Coast Mariners in 2008-09 W-League, from November 15th, 2008. She transferred to Canberra United in the 2009 season of the tournament. In a group game of 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany, Ellyse Perry became the first Australian player to have played both ICC and FIFA World Cups. She even scored a goal in the Quarter final against Sweden.

International goals

14 August 2007Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong Hong Kong1–08–12008 Olympics qualifying
231 May 2008Thống Nhất Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam South Korea1–02–02008 AFC Women’s Asian Cup
39 July 2011Impuls Arena, Augsburg, Germany Sweden1–21–32011 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Cricket Over Football

Having received an ultimatum by Canberra United FC to choose between cricket and Football Perry transferred to Sydney FC. But even there she had a skip games in both the games, trying to stay in both the games. She finally decided to switch to only cricket in 2016 as she later stated that both the games needed complete submission in International Stages and she has opted for Cricket to submit her concentration to.

Life Outside Game

Ellyse Perry is a graduate from University of Sydney on Economic and Social Studies after her HSC in 2008. She publicized her relationship with Matt Tooma, Australian Rugby Player on October 24th, 2013, at the John Eagles Medal Ceremony. The couple announced their engagement on August 20th, 2014and got married on December 20th, 2015. She owns a few cafes along with her husband jointly. They got separated in 2020.


Ellyse Perry in television


Perry has been involved in various projects spanning several forms of media:

  • In June 2010, she hosted the show Football Stars of Tomorrow which aired on One HD
  • In 2011, she was a recurring guest on the Triple J radio breakfast show with Tom Ballard and Alex Dyson to present her segment Perry Good Sportswoman
  • In 2016, Perry wrote a series of children’s books with Sherryl Clark which followed a young sport-loving girl transitioning from Primary School to High School. 
  • In August 2018, Fox Sports signed her to the Fox Cricket broadcast team. 
  • On 20 October 2019, she featured as a guest panelist in the first episode of The Blast—a Sunday night prime-time show on Fox Cricket dedicated to discussing the women’s game. 
  • On 4 November 2019, her first non-fiction book was released through HarperCollins, titled Perspective
  • On 27 November 2019, Facebook Watch premiered a seven-part short-form documentary series, titled Insight, intended to provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Perry’s life. 
  • In December 2019, Perry and her fellow teammates were the subjects in a reprisal of “C’mon Aussie C’mon“. The lyrics of the iconic cricket anthem, which were reworked to reflect the Australian women’s team, described Perry’s skills as “kind of scary”. She featured prominently in an accompanying television commercial for the Commonwealth Bank

Honours In Cricket & Football Career

Honours of Ellyse Perry In Cricket


  • Women’s Cricket World Cup champion: 2013
  • 5x ICC Women’s World Twenty20 champion: 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2020
  • 11x Women’s National Cricket League champion: 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • 2x Women’s Big Bash League champion: 2016–17, 2017–18
  • 2x Australian Women’s Twenty20 Cup champion: 2012–13, 2014–15


  • 3x Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award winner: 2017, 2019, 2020
  • ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: 2019
  • ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade: 2011–2020
  • ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade: 2011–2020
  • 2x Wisden Leading Woman Cricketer in the World: 2016, 2019
  • ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Player of the Final: 2010
  • 3x Women’s Ashes Player of the Series: 2013–14, 2015, 2019
  • 3x Belinda Clark Award winner: 2016, 2018, 2020
  • Women’s National Cricket League Player of the Tournament: 2015–16
  • Women’s National Cricket League Player of the Final: 2008–09
  • 3x Belinda Clark Medal winner: 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Cricket NSW Rising Star: 2007–08
  • Women’s Big Bash League Player of the Tournament: 2018–19
  • 2x Sydney Sixers Player of the Season: 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Sport NSW Athlete of the Year: 2019
  • Australia Post Legend of Cricket: 2021

Honours Of Ellyse Perry In Football



  • W-League Young Player of the Year: 2009
  • Canberra United Player of the Year: 2009



Net Worth of Ellyse Perry

NameEllyse Alexandra Perry
Date of BirthNovember 3rd, 1990
Place of BirthSydney, New South Wales, Australia
OccupationAthlete, Cricketer
Net Worth$10 Million

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