One of cricket's biggest stars has been named Birmingham Phoenix Captain for 2024.

International all-rounder Ellyse Perry will lead the Edgbaston-based side for the fourth edition of the competition which starts in July. Ellyse takes the reins having missed last year’s competition through injury. 

“I’m incredibly honoured to be named Birmingham Phoenix captain,” said Perry. “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 Eric 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.”

Perry returns to the Second City with a wealth of leadership experience. The 33-year-old has led the Sydney Sixers for all nine WBBL seasons, becoming the first player to captain 100 WBBL games.

The talented right-hander is widely regarded to be one of the greatest women’s cricketers of all time. The Sydney native was the first player to amass a combined 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in T20 internationals and she holds the record for the highest score by an Australian woman in Test matches with 213 not out. 

In total, Perry has scored 6,764 runs in all formats internationally, taking 330 wickets.

Ellyse Perry’s Birmingham Phoenix team return to Edgbaston on Saturday 3 August against Southern Brave for the first of four home games. Tickets are once again great value with prices set at £5 for juniors aged 3-15 (free for under 3s) and adults starting from £17 during the Early Bird window which ends on 27 June.   

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Tickets are once again great value with prices set at £5 for juniors aged 3-15 (under 3s free) and adults starting from £17 during the Early Bird window which ends on 27 June.

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