Cricket World Player of the Week - Ellyse Perry
A ridiculous stat states that Ellyse Perry was dismissed in Test cricket after almost four years in the recent Ashes Test. This, of course, is a testament to her class, but also signals towards the alarming low frequency of Test matches that the women cricketers get to play.
Australia retained the Women’s Ashes title following the drawn Test as the most that England can do from here on is to get level with the Southern Stars’ points.
Ellyse Perry - who else - was the star in Australia's impressive display in the Ashes Test, backing up her 116 in the first innings with an unbeaten 76. With this, she became only the fourth player to score hundreds in consecutive innings in Women’s Test cricket after Betty Wilson, Enid Blackwell and Claire Taylor.
Perry was finally dismissed in a Test match after nearly four years, a period which included an unbeaten double century in 2017 against England. Between her two Test dismissals, Perry piled up unprecedented 329 runs.
Cameron Delport's 38-ball century for Essex in a thrilling encounter against Surrey, lit up the rain-affected T20 Blast game.
In the same tournament, Middlesex skipper Dawid Malan scored 117 from just 57 balls against Surrey at The Oval.
Gloucestershire's Benny Howell's five-wicket haul against Glamorgan, in a match that had to be abandoned mid-way due to rain, is also notable.
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