by Ellyse Perry

On Sale: 04/11/2019


About the Book


A book of shared insights from one of Australia's most exceptional athletes. Ellyse Perry is among the all-time cricket greats, and the only player, female or male, to represent Australia in both cricket and football World Cups, making her international debut in both sports at the age of 16.

Perspective is about sitting back from the world you're involved in and evaluating what it means to you. What are the important things that you know make experiences special? What are the things that motivate you? What are the things that give you joy? The things that challenge you but, ultimately, make you a better person? Most importantly, who are the people whose unwavering help and support you couldn't go without?

From the lessons of a high-performance athlete's career to appreciating the small things in life, this inspiring illustrated book features stories and reflections from Ellyse's childhood and career on the themes of dreaming, belief, work, resilience, appreciation, opportunity, balance and perseverance - and their importance in everything we do.

This empowering book is a unique view from one of Australia's most admired sports stars about what it is to be an elite athlete.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460758083
  • ISBN 10: 1460758080
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 04/11/2019
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price: 39.99 AUD


A CAREER DOMINATED BY FIRSTS AND MILESTONES   Currently the world's top ranked women's all-rounder, Ellyse Perry has solidified herself in the national cricket team across all formats, as well as with the NSW Breakers, and the Sydney Sixers in the Women's Big Bash League. Ellyse is the first player in Big Bash history, male or female, to reach 2000 runs.  In the 2017 Women's Ashes series, Ellyse scored 213 runs not out at North Sydney Oval. It is the highest individual score by any Australian in a Women's Test match.   During the 2018 ICC Women's World T20 tournament in the West Indies, Ellyse became the first cricketer for Australia, male or female, to play in 100 T20 International matches. Ellyse is the first cricketer, male or female, in T20 Internationals to reach the 1000-run and 100-wicket milestone.  Ellyse was voted the player of the series for the 2019 Women's Ashes - she was the leading scorer with 378 runs, with a 94.50 average, and the leading wicket-taker of the series with 15 wickets at under 13.  Ellyse's many accolades include being named the inaugural ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year in 2017, and twice winning Australia's prestigious Women's International Cricketer of the Year (the Belinda Clark Award), in 2016 and 2018.

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