Ellyse Perry Biography

Ellyse Perry

Quick Facts About Ellyse Perry

Celebrated Name Ellyse Perry
Age 30 Years
Nick Name Pez
Birth Name Ellyse Alexandra Perry
Birth Date 1990-11-03
Gender Female
Profession Cricketer
Nationality Australian
Place Of Birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth Nation Australia
Ethnicity Australian-white
Race White
Religion Christian
Horoscope Scorpio
Father Mark Perry
Mother Kathy Perry
Brothers Damien Perry
University University of Sydney
Marital Status Married
Spouse Matt Toomua​ ​(m. 2015; sep. 2020)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Sportswoman career
Net Worth $14 million
Salary $300,000 per year
Height 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
Weight 64 kg or 141 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Athletic
Body Measurement 34-29-35 inches
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Ellyse Alexandra Perry, excellently known as Ellyse Perry is an Australian sportswoman who has represented her country in cricket and association football. She is well recognized for being the youngest Australian to play international cricket and the first to have appeared in both ICC and FIFA World Cups. She made her ODI and domestic debuts in 2007, for Australia and New South Wales, respectively. She made her test debut for Australia in 2008, in a match against England whereas she is also a standout soccer player who became the first woman to represent Australia in both the cricket and soccer World Cups. Ellyse made her One Day International debut in Darwin at the age of 16 years and 8 months, becoming the youngest-ever cricketer to represent Australia. Additionally, the Birmingham Phoenix announced the signing of Perry for the inaugural season of the Hundred on 18th March 2021.

What is Ellyse Perry famous for?

  • Being an Australian sportswoman.
  • For being the youngest Australian to play international cricket and the first to have appeared in both ICC and FIFA World Cups.


Where is Ellyse Perry from?

Ellyse Perry was born on 3rd November 1990 with the real name of Ellyse Alexandra Perry in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. As she took birth in Australia, she holds Australian nationality and she belongs to Australian-white ethnic background. Similarly, her religion is Christian and her zodiac sign is Scorpio. Perry has celebrated her 30th birthday as of 2020 and she will be celebrating her 31st birthday in the November of 2021. Thus, her race is white. She is the daughter of her father, Mark Perry, and her mother, Kathy Perry. She also has a brother and his name is Damien Perry.

Moving to Perry's education, she attended Beecroft Primary School and Pymble Ladies College. After completing her HSC in 2008, Perry studied Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

What does Ellyse Perry do for a living?

Ellyse Perry Australian Crickter

Source: Instagram @ellyseperry

  • Ellyse Perry kicks off her sports career playing cricket for New South Wales in an under-19 interstate tournament in January 2007 at the age of 16 and she scored 74 runs and took three wickets in three matches.
  • Then, she was selected in the Australian youth team for a tour of New Zealand, playing against the hosts' second XI where she scored 43 runs at 21.50 and took one wicket at 100.00.

International cricket

  • Ellyse made her One Day International debut in Darwin on 22nd July (2007-2008) at the age of 16 years and 8 months, becoming the youngest-ever cricketer to represent Australia.
  • On 1st February 2008, in her Twenty20 International debut at the Melbourne Cricket Ground against England, she "confirmed herself as a star for the future" through a "superb all-round performance" which included a late-innings knock of 29 not out from 25 balls before taking 4/20 off 4 overs to help Australia win by 21 runs.
  • She became the youngest-ever Australian Test cricketer, debuting at the age of 17 years and 3 months in the Women's Ashes match at Bowral on 15th February.
  • She made her first appearance at a major ICC tournament via the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup on home soil whereas her most substantial contribution came in a 47-run win against the West Indies, scoring 36 and taking 2/28 from ten overs to earn Player of the Match honors.
  • In 2009, she was also was included in Australia's team for the inaugural Women's World Twenty20 however they were defeated in the semi-finals by host nation England.
  • As well, Ellyse played an integral part in Australia's triumphant 2010 World Twenty20 campaign in the West Indies.
  • She claimed first innings bowling figures of 4/56 in the only Test of the 2010-2011 Women's Ashes, helping Australia in a seven-wicket victory to snatch the trophy out of English hands for the first time in six years.
  • She delivered a Player of the Match performance during a 28-run semi-final win against the West Indies at the 2012 World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. In the final, she managed to take 1/24 off four overs as Australia held on to win by four runs against England to claim a second-consecutive World T20 title.
  • Perry was named Player of the Match in the only Test despite a 61-run victory going England's way in the 2013-2014 Women's Ashes as well as she was named Player of the Match against South Africa for scoring 41 not out off 29 balls in a six-wicket victory at the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
  • She helped Australia regain the trophy with several outstanding performances in the 2015 Women's Ashes, on English soil which included bowling her side to victory on the last day of the only Test.
  • She was once again named Player of the Series leading both teams for runs scored and wickets were taken across the seven-match schedule whereas she passed the milestone of 1,000 runs in ODI cricket in the match on 21st July.
  • She took the wickets of renowned danger players early in key matches on Australia's way to another tournament triumph at the 2018 World Twenty20 in the Caribbean.
  • Later she became the first cricketer for Australia to play in 100 Twenty20 Internationals in the match against India on 17th November (2018-2019). Then, in the final against England on 24th November, she became the first Australian to take 100 T20I wickets.
  • She scored her maiden ODI century, striking an unbeaten 107 against New Zealand on 24th February 2019 at Karen Rolton Oval,
  • Perry recorded the best bowling figures for an Australian in WODIs, finishing with seven wickets for 22 runs on 7th July at the St Lawrence Ground.
  • After that on 19th July, in the first innings of the Test match at the County Ground, she set a new record for the most runs scored between dismissals in women's Test cricket with 329 runs.
  • She also became the fourth woman to hit two consecutive Ashes Test centuries after Betty Wilson, Enid Bakewell, and Claire Taylor as well as she became the first player to achieve the all-around feat of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in T20Is on 28th July.
  • Also, she was named Player of the Series in what was comprehensive retention of the trophy for Australia.
  • Ellyse became the third bowler to take 150 WODI wickets on 11th September in a match against the West Indies and she also recorded her second century, scoring 112 not out off 118 balls in hot and humid conditions in the same series.
  • She was named in Australia's squad for the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia in January 2020 and stayed on with the team in a mentor role for the remaining matches as Australia went on to claim a fifth World T20 championship by beating India in the final at the MCG.
  • In April 2020, Perry was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year for her performances in 2019 whereas after being awarded another national contract in April, she was also selected for the Australian squad ahead of New Zealand's tour in September.
  • She was nominated for the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade in November 2020, as well as the awards for women's ODI and T20I cricketer of the decade. She was announced as the winner of all three awards in the same month, recognizing her "superlative performances with bat and ball in all three formats" for the period ranging from 1st January 2011 to 7th October 2020.

Domestic cricket

  • Ellyse made her debut for New South Wales in the Women's National Cricket League (WNCL) at the start of the 2007-2008 season against South Australia, taking 2/29 from ten overs in a seven-wicket win.
  • Her first WNCL scalp was Karen Rolton, rated the best batter in the world at the time however she ended her first season for New South Wales with 66 runs at 13.20 and nine wickets at 24.00 from seven matches.
  • On 30th January of 2010-2011 season, she recorded her best bowling figures with New South Wales, finishing with 5/11 off nine overs against the ACT Meteors.
  • She recorded her first century, scoring 126 off 115 balls in a 120-run win against the ACT Meteors on 21st November of the 2015-2016 season.
  • On 26th November of 2017-2018 season, she recorded her highest score with New South Wales, making 127 not out off 120 balls in a 97-run win against the ACT Meteors.
  • She played her 73rd and last game for New South Wales in the 2018-2019 season, scoring 31 to help defeat Queensland by 31 runs in what was her state's 20th WNCL title.
  • Moreover, she signed with WNCL team Victoria and made her debut on 7th January 2020 at the Junction Oval, making 24 runs and taking 1/20 from seven overs. She claimed figures of 3/17 in a two-run win against Tasmania on 23rd January at the TCA Ground, earning her first Player of the Match award in Victorian colors.
  • Ellyse was unveiled as the Sydney Sixers' first-ever player signing at the official Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) launch on 10th July 2015 whereas she would also become the team's inaugural captain.
  • Across WBBL|03, she led the league for most runs, scoring 552 at an average of 46.00, and in the final on 4th February 2018, against the Scorchers again, she made 36 not out and hit the winning runs to secure the Sixers' second-consecutive title.
  • She had an extraordinary WBBL|04, leading the league for most runs, scoring a record 777 at an average of 86.33.
  • Perry again top-scored for her team but the Sixers fell just short of completing a three-peat when their total of 7/131 was chased down in the last over of the match in the final against the Heat on 26th January.
  • In April 2020, amidst media speculation regarding a move to one of the Melbourne-based WBBL teams, Ellyse announced she had activated an extension clause in her contract to remain with the Sixers for a further two seasons.
  • It was announced in April 2016 that Perry would play for the Loughborough Lightning in the inaugural season of the Women's Cricket Super League in England.
  • She scored 64 not out off 48 balls in a five-wicket loss to the Western Storm in the 2016 semi-final and returned for the Lightning the following season, earning Player of the Match honors in the team's only two wins.
  • She was reported to hold a strong desire to play in the competition's future installments in February 2020. 
  • Furthermore, the Birmingham Phoenix announced the signing of Perry for the inaugural season of the Hundred on 18th March 2021.

Soccer  

  • On 4th August 2007, Ellyse Perry played her first match for the Australian national soccer team against Hong Kong at Hong Kong Stadium.
  • She scored her second goal at the international level in the 2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup in a match against South Korea.
  • Then on 15th November 2008, she made her debut for the club against Queensland Roar by playing domestically for the Central Coast Mariners in the 2008-2009 W-League season.
  • She also won three Canberra United awards for the season: the Players, Supporters' and overall Club Player of the Year.
  • She was later selected for the Matildas squad for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.
  • Perry came on as a late substitute in the group game against Norway, making her the first Australian to appear in both ICC and FIFA World Cups.
  • She was given an ultimatum by Canberra United to either quit cricket or find another W-League club in May 2012 and consequently signed with Sydney FC for the 2012-2013 season.
  • She was also part of the Sydney FC squad that competed at the 2013 International Women's Club Championship, defeating NTV Beleza 1-0 but losing 3-2 to Chelsea.

Awards and Achivements

Cricket

Team

  • 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: 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019 
  • 2x Women's Big Bash League champion: 2016-2017, 2017-2018 
  • 2x Australian Women's Twenty20 Cup champion: 2012-2013, 2014-2015  

Individual

  • 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: 2011-202020 
  • ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Decade: 2011-202020 
  • 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: 2013-2014, 2015, 2019 
  • 3x Belinda Clark Award winner: 2016, 2018, 2020 
  • Women's National Cricket League Player of the Tournament: 2015-2016 
  • Women's National Cricket League Player of the Final: 2008-2009 
  • 3x Belinda Clark Medal[b] winner: 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2018-2019 
  • Cricket NSW Rising Star: 2007-2008 
  • Women's Big Bash League Player of the Tournament: 2018-2019 
  • 2x Sydney Sixers Player of the Season: 2017-2018, 2018-2019 
  • Sports NSW Athlete of the Year: 2019 
  • Australia Post Legend of Cricket: 2021 

Football

Team

  • W-League premiership: 2011-2012 

Individual

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

Books

Ellyse Perry Books

Source: Instagram @ellyseperry

Non-fiction

  • "Perspective"

Children's books

  • "Pocket Rocket"
  • "Magic Feet"
  • "Winning Touch"
  • "Double Time"

Is Ellyse Perry married?

Ellyse Perry is a married woman. She tied a knot with Australian rugby player Matt Toomua on 20th December 2015. The pair went public with their relationship by appearing together at the John Eales Medal ceremony and they announced their engagement on 20th August 2014. However, they separated in 2020. So as of now, we can assume that she is currently living a single life. Concerning her sexual orientation, she is straight. Furthermore, Perry was recently spotted in the Fremantle rooms, adding fuel to dating rumors between her and the AFL star Nat Fyfe.

How much is Ellyse Perry worth?

Ellyse Perry has a net worth of $14 million as of 2021. She has also a fine amount of salary which is around $300,000 per year. She has approximated that, up until 2017, she spent an almost-even amount of time between "training, touring and playing" versus "sponsorship and promotional work". She has also fronted campaigns for Jockey, L'Oreal, and Hisense while also taking on ambassadorial roles with Red Bull and Microsoft. In addition, her major source of income is her sportswoman career.

How tall is Ellyse Perry?

Ellyse Perry stands at an ideal height of 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm with a balanced body weight of 64 kg or 141 lbs. She has good-looking blonde hair and blue eyes color. Her shoulder-length hair, wide smile, and oval face shape have attracted a lot of people towards her. Perry has 34-29-35 inches of body measurement with an athletic body build.

Did You Know?

  • Perry made her test debut for Australia in 2008, in a match against England.
  • She made her ODI and domestic debuts in 2007, for Australia and New South Wales, respectively.
  • She is also a standout soccer player, and became the first woman to represent Australia in both the cricket and soccer World Cups.
  • As a member of Australia's cricket team, she became teammates with Jess Cameron.
  • She developed a liking for sports at an early age and besides cricket and soccer, she also played tennis, touch football, golf, and even indulged in athletics.