Ellyse Perry was born on 3rd November 1990 in the Sydney suburb of Wahroonga. She attended Beecroft Public School and completed her 12 class education from Pymble Ladies College. At Pymble, she was Sports Captain, Athletics Captain and Cricket Captain.
Perry also played a variety of sports such as Tennis, Athletics, Touch Football and Golf and is currently studying Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.
She started playing International Cricket from July 2007 and became the youngest Australian to represent them in cricket and also she got to play in International Australian’s women team just after a month of being selected in International Cricket.
On 24 October 2013, Perry announced her relationship publicly with Matt Toomua and less than a year later on 20 August 2014 they announced their engagement. They married on 20 December 2015.
|Full Name||Ellyse Alexandra Perry|
|Date of Birth||3 November 1990|
|Birth Place||Wahroonga, Australia|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||176 cm|
5′ 9″ Feet
|Teams||Australia Women, Sydney Sixers Women, Supernovas, New South Wales Breakers, Victoria Women.|
|Debut||Test: Australia Women Vs England Women at Bowral on 15 February 2008.|
ODI: Australia Women Vs New Zealand Women at Darwin on 22 July 2007.
T20I: Australian Women Vs England Women at Melbourne on 1 February 2008.
|Records (Major)||At the age of 16, she played for New South Wales in the Under-19 interstate tournament in January 2007.|
She made her One-Day International debut against New Zealand in Darwin on 22 July 2007 at the age of 16 years and 8 months. This made her the youngest ever cricketer to represent Australia, male or female.
Perry became the youngest ever Australian Test cricketer at the age of 17 years and 3 months.
She is the first Australian to have appeared in both cricket and football World Cups.
Perry becomes the first player (male or female) to score 1000 runs and pick up 100 wickets in the T20I format. On 11 September 2019, she became the third bowler to pick up 150 wickets in the WODI cricket.
On 17 November 2018, Perry became the first cricketer for Australia, male or female, to play in 100 Twenty20 International matches.
Perry became the first cricketer for Australia, male or female, to take 100 wickets in Twenty20 International matches.
She also became the fourth women to hit two consecutive Ashes Test centuries after Betty Wilson, Enid Bakewell and Claire Taylor.
|School||Beecroft Public School|
|College||Pymble Ladies College|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Family||Father – Mark Perry|
Mother – Kathy Perry
Sister – Not known
Brother – Damien Perry
|Husband||Matt Toomua (Australian rugby union player)|
|Favourite Cricketers||Michael Hussey, Ricky Pointing, Michael Bevan, Belinda Clarke|
|Favourite Movie Actors||Not Known|
Ellyse Perry Domestic Cricket Career
During the 2007–08 Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL), Perry made her debut for New South Wales in the first match of the season against South Australia. She took 2 wickets for 29 runs from her ten overs and also took a catch and helped her team to win by a margin of 7 wickets. Her first wicket in her WNCL career was of Karen Rolton who was in the form of her life.
In the second match of her WNCL, she batted for the first time and scored 12 runs and also picked up 3 wickets for 21 runs. The match resulted in a 25 run win for her team. She went wicketless in her next two matches. In the fifth match of WNCL against Queensland, she scored 37 runs and picked up 2 wickets for 10 runs and helped her team win by 66 runs.
In the penultimate match, she went away wicketless and gave away 51 runs and was left out for the next match. Perry ended her first season for New South Wales with 66 runs at an average of 13.20 and picked up nine wickets at an average of 24.00 from seven matches.
The finals were washed out and New South Wales was awarded the trophy as they were on top of the points table.
Women’s Big Bash League career
Perry became the first player and also became the Captain of Sydney Sixers in the first season of WBBL, and carried the team to play-offs instead of losing the first 6 matches.
Women’s Big Bash League Stats (As of 15 May 2020)
|Matches||Runs||High Score||Wickets||Best Bowling|
International cricket career of Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry made her WODI debut at the age of 16 years against New Zealand and was the youngest to represent Australia in Cricket. In her first match, she took 2 wickets for 37 runs from eight overs. She went on to score over 3000 runs and became the 3rd player in Women’s Cricket to pick up 150 wickets in WODI.
Ellyse Perry ODI Stats (As of 15 May 2020)
|Innings||Runs||Hundreds||The Fifties||High Score|
|Innings||Wickets||5 wickets||10 wickets||Best Bowling|
She made her test debut at the age of 17 years against England in 2008 and was the youngest Australian to playtests. Perry picked up 3 wickets and scored 27 runs in that match.
She scored a total of 624 runs and picked up 31 wickets so far in her test career and also became the fourth women to hit two consecutive Ashes Test centuries after Betty Wilson, Enid Bakewell and Claire Taylor.
Test Career Stats (As of 15 May 2020)
|Innings||Runs||Hundreds||The Fifties||High Score|
|Innings||Wickets||5 wickets||10 wickets||Best bowling|
Perry made her WT20I debut against England in 2008 and scored 25 runs and picked up 4 wickets and impressed everyone. She became the only player to score 1000 runs and pick up 100 wickets in both Men’s and Women’s T20I career and also she has played over 100 T20I matches so far in her career.
Ellyse Perry Women’s T20I stats (As of 15 May 2020)
|Innings||Runs||Hundreds||The fifties||High Score|
|Innings||Wickets||4 wickets||5 wickets||Best Bowling|
- Wisden Leading Woman Cricketer in the World in the years 2016 and 2019.
- Belinda Clark Award in the years 2016, 2018 and 2020
- Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2017 and 2019.
- ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year in 2019.
- Sports NSW Athlete of the Year in 2019.
Lesser-known Facts about Ellyse Perry
Due to the Corona pandemic, all the sports have come to a halt and most of the Cricket players have been doing Instagram live sessions in order to interact with their fans and provide some entertainment to them.
In one such recent Instagram session held by the Chennai Super Kings franchise where they had interviewed Murali Vijay, he was asked to take names of cricketers with whom he would like to go out for dinner.
He took the name of the Australian female cricketer “Ellyse Perry” and said that she is beautiful and would like to go out on a dinner date with her.
Ellyse Perry responded to Vijay’s statement in an Instagram live session with Ridhima Pathak. She said “I hope he’s paying. That very kind of him. I’m flattered.”
- She also played professional Football and made her International Football debut at the age of 16.
- Perry is the youngest player to represent Australia in both Cricket and Football World Cups.
- When she had the conflict of choosing either Football or Cricket as she was not able to handle both the sports efficiently She chose to play Cricket.
- Ellyse Perry has also written Children’s books along with Sherly Clark which consist of 4 series.
- She got married to Australian rugby player Matt Toomua. After 5 years, Ellyse Perry announced her divorce.
- Perry is a regular on the Triple J radio breakfast show with Tom Ballard and Alex Dyson to present her segment ’Perry Good Sports Woman’.
- In 2013, Perry was ranked by SportsPro Magazine as the 36th most marketable sportsperson in the world, and the most marketable Australian athlete.
- She was fast-tracked into the senior Australian team for their series in July 2007, despite having never played a match at senior (non-youth) level.
- On 19 July 2019, in the first innings of the Women’s Ashes Test match, she set a new record for the most runs scored between dismissals in women’s Test cricket with 329 runs.
- Ellyse Perry hit a ball into the crowd during a WBBL match against the Melbourne Stars at North Sydney Oval on 9 December 2017. The ball hit a 13-year-old boy in the face after the ball deflected from a chair. Ellyse Perry immediately rushed to the boundary to check on the boy and was transported to hospital by ambulance for observation but was later released. She phoned the boy the following morning to check on his wellbeing.
- Perry was selected in the Matildas squad for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.
- She was part of the Sydney FC squad that competed at the 2013 International Women’s Club Championship which comprised women’s soccer clubs from Europe, Australia, South America and Japan.
- Perry scored three international goals during her Football career.