Sixers WBBL Captain Ellyse Perry has been named Wisden’s Female Cricketer of the Year, announced yesterday in the UK.
Perry, who played 13 games for the Sixers in WBBL before being struck down by a hamstring injury, scored a total of 384 runs across the season seeing her feature in the top 10 run scorers for the tournament.
After missing the Sixers finals campaign, Perry made her return for the Southern Stars in their Rose Bowl series against New Zealand in February.
The Wisden Cricketers of the Year award is based on performances in England, both in International and Domestic cricket, therefore taking in Perry’s performances for the Loughborough Lightning in the UK’s Women’s Super League which saw her score 190 runs and four wickets across 6 games.
With the 2017 Super League squads set to be announced in the next 24 hours, Perry is sure to be a feature again of the tournament that starts in August after the World Cup, which will also be played in the UK.
Perry is the third winner of the Widen Female Cricketer of the Year award, with Meg Lanning taking out the first ever female award two years ago, followed by New Zealand’s Suzie Bates in 2015.
After a short break, Perry will join her Southern Stars team mates for the World Cup, starting in late June. To see the full schedule click here