Perry claims Belinda Clark Award

28 Jan 2016

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Ellyse Perry’s Ashes-winning performances in the United Kingdom last year saw her claim the Belinda Clark Award.

Perry dominated the Women’s Ashes with both bat and ball. Not only did it see her win player-of-the-series honours in the UK, but it also saw her poll 33 votes for the Belinda Clark Award to edge out captain and dual Belinda Clark Award winner Meg Lanning (20 votes) and Rene Farrell (15 votes).

In her 10 matches, the 25-year-old was Australia’s leading run scorer (375 runs) and wicket-taker (17). During that time she claimed career-best figures of 6-32 in the one-off Ashes Test at Canterbury, the best bowling figures for the Southern Stars since Betty Wilson’s 6-28 in 1948.

Commenting on the award, Perry said: “It is a tremendous honour for me to win this award, especially as it is named after Belinda Clark, one of the greatest female players ever to play the game.

“It is a testament to all the people who have helped me out throughout my career and, in particular, my dad who has been my coach since I was about six years old.

“It is lovely to have individual honours like this but just as great is to see the women’s game continuing to grow.”