Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The Hundred: Ellyse Perry named Birmingham Phoenix captain for 2024

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The Australian will lead Birmingham Phoenix after originally being appointed in 2023

World-class all-rounder Ellyse Perry take up the role as Birmingham Phoenix captain in the Women’s Competition in 2024.

Perry was originally appointed to lead the side last year, but suffered a knee injury and missed the entire campaign. Eve Jones took up the mantle in 2023.

But with Perry fit and retained for the fourth year of The Hundred, Phoenix have turned to the Australian to captain the team.

Perry is widely considered to be one of the greatest women’s cricketers of all time. She’s scored more than 6,000 runs and taken more than 300 wickets in an international career spanning nearly 17 years.

She becomes the fourth player to lead Phoenix Women after Amy Jones in 2021, Sophie Devine in 2022, and Eve Jones in 2023.

PERRY SAID:

“I’m incredibly honoured to be named Birmingham Phoenix captain. It is a wonderful club which means a lot to me. It was really disappointing to miss out on joining the group last season so I’m really excited to be back this year.”

“Playing at Edgbaston in The Hundred has been a special experience. We get fantastic crowds, with excellent support, and it is wonderful to see fans from so many varied demographics wearing orange and cheering us on in the Hollies Stand.

“I’m looking forward to joining the whole playing squad, both our existing and new players to work towards a really successful season for the Phoenix.”

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