It was an end of an era for Ellyse who played her final World National Cricket League tournament as a NSW Breaker in February.
After making her debut for the Breakers as a 17 year old in 2007, Ellyse has played a huge hand in winning 10 WNCL titles for her home state and has been an integral part in one of Australian sport’s great dynasties. Since the formation of the WNCL, the Breakers have played in all 23 finals, winning 20.
In her 11 seasons with the Breakers, Ellyse scored 1683 runs including three centuries, with a high score of 127, and currently averages 43.15 in WNCL matches.
With the ball she’s been equally as damaging, taking 111 wickets at 18.91, with a best of 5-11. Next summer, Ellyse’s move south will see Victoria field one of the competition’s most imposing line-ups, joining a group that already boasts national captain Meg Lanning alongside fellow internationals Elyse Villani, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham and Tayla Vlaeminck.
Ellyse said it had been an absolute honour to have played so much cricket for the Breakers.
“I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to represent NSW and all that it stands for,” Perry said.
“The record of the team is something that’s just amazing and to have played a very, very small part of that has been a real honour and something that I will cherish for the rest of my career.”