Throughout the 2018-19 WBBL season, there were a few constant themes: big hits*, close finishes and Ellyse Perry.
In her fourth season with the Sydney Sixers, Ellyse accomplished the greatest single WBBL season across the tournament’s four editions to date.
With exceptional batting throughout the season, Ellyse became the first Big Bash player – male or female – to reach 2000 runs. In only the 12th match for the tournament, the 28-year-old defeated the previous record for the most runs in a WBBL season scoring 617 runs at an average of 86.71 for the season.
By the end of the season, Ellyse had smashed 777 runs at 86.33, with two centuries and six half-centuries to her name, 221 runs clear of the previous record holder.
Add to that her 10 wickets and it was a near perfect season for the all-rounder. Determined to captain the Sixers to their third consecutive championship, Ellyse also became the second person to score 1,000 in boundaries and broke the record for most half-centuries scored in WBBL, with six in total.
After a tough fight, the Sixers fell to the Brisbane Heat in a thrilling grand final that was also the most watched WBBL game ever, with the audience peaking at 812,000 people.
With a stunning season under her belt, Ellyse Perry earned the well deserved title of the WBBL Player of the Tournament, for the first time in her career.
Next season, Perry will continue to build on her successful WBBL career with the Sydney Sixers.