• Ellyse Perry of Australia bats during the women's Twenty20 International match between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on January 26, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images) (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Ellyse Perry has won the Belinda Clark award, claiming the highest individual Australian women's cricket honour ahead of skipper Meg Lanning.
28 Jan 2016 - 7:47 AM  UPDATED 28 Jan 2016 - 4:06 PM

Ellyse Perry has won her first Belinda Clark award, having starred in Australia's successful women's Ashes campaign.

Perry polled 33 votes to claim the coveted prize ahead of two-time winner Meg Lanning (20) on Wednesday at Cricket Australia's awards night.

The allrounder led the Southern Stars for runs and wickets in the 10-match voting period.

"I'm living a dream job, which is wonderful," Perry said in her acceptance speech.

"The last 12 months has been a huge highlight for myself and the team.

"Women's cricket has definitely taken a huge number of steps forward ... the WBBL recently being a watershed moment.

"More and more young girls want to play the sport. Hopefully, the more we play, the more young girls want to play."

The 25-year-old scored 375 runs and snared 17 wickets for Australia in 2015, while she captained the Sydney Sixers in the inaugural Women's Big Bash League season.