Ellyse Alexandra Perry is an Australian sportswoman. She has represented her country in cricket and association football. Perry is the youngest Australian to play international cricket and the first to have appeared in both ICC and FIFA World Cups. She holds the record for the highest score by an Australian woman in Test matches.
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Ellyse Alexandra Perry is an Australian sportswoman. She has represented her country in cricket and association football. Perry is the youngest Australian to play international cricket and the first to have appeared in both ICC and FIFA World Cups. She is widely considered to be one of the greatest female players ever. She was the first player to amass a combined 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in T20Is. She holds the record for the highest score by an Australian woman in Test matches. Perry has won six world championships with Australia, eleven WNCL championships with New South Wales, and two WBBL championships with the Sydney Sixers. She also won the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award and the Belinda Clark Award three times each, while being named as one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Decade: 2010–19. Perry was born and raised in the Sydney suburb of Wahroonga, attending Beecroft Primary School and Pymble Ladies’ College. During her school years, she played a range of sports beside cricket and soccer, such as tennis, athletics, touch football and golf. She became friends with future Australian team mate Alyssa Healy at the age of nine, playing cricket together throughout childhood. Perry’s most substantial contribution came in a 47-run win against the West Indies in the Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2009. She made her first appearance at a major ICC tournament via the 2009 Women’s World Cup via the ICC’s Women’s Super Six stage.
In 2014, Perry became a single-sport professional athlete from 2014 onward, and she is now widely considered a leading figure for the rising female presence in Australia’s sporting culture. Perry made her One Day International debut in Darwin on 22 July 2007, becoming the youngest-ever cricketer to represent Australia. In her Twenty20 International debut at the Melbourne Cricket Ground against England on 1 February 2008, Perry made a late-innings knock of 29 not out from 25 balls before taking 420 off 4 overs to help Australia win by 21 runs. She scored 43 runs at 21. 50 and took one wicket at 100. 00 in her first Test match against New Zealand. In the Women’s Ashes match at Bowral on 15 February, Perry become the younger-ever Australian Test cricketers, debuting at the aged of 17 years and 3 months. She took two wickets for 37 runs from eight overs, her first scalp was Maria Fahey, whom she bowled for 11. Then, batting down the order at nine, she made 19 from 20 balls before Australia were all out for 174 to lose by 35 runs. The next day Perry made just six runs in the second innings with the visitors going on to win by six wicket for the match. Later that year Perry was included in the top two positions of the Super Six, scoring 36 runs and taking ten wickets to earn Player of the Match honours for the Australian Super Six.
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