Cricketer, footballer, author. Is there nothing Perry can't do?


Ellyse Perry said she “had an amazing time” batting towards her record total of 213 not out

Ellyse Perry’s unique achievements make for remarkable reading.

She’s scored a wonder goal in a football World Cup quarter-final.

She took three wickets with a broken ankle as Australia won cricket’s World Cup in 2013.

She writes children’s books inspiring young girls to take up sport.

And on Sunday she scored an unbeaten 213 in her seventh Ashes series – the highest Test score by an Australian woman – that could set up a series victory.

Is there nothing Perry cannot do?

At 16, she became the youngest person – male or female – to represent Australia at cricket.

Just two weeks later, she made her senior debut for the country’s football team.

Now 27, she is officially the most marketable figure in Australian sport.