Alyssa Healy progressed through representatives ranks in New South Wales before making her debut for the Breakers in the 2007-08 season.
Healy had to shelve her wicket-keeping gloves for much of her first two seasons, allowing her to develop her top-order batting skills.
She settled in behind the stumps at the beginning of the 2009-10 domestic season, which proved to be a breakout season for her, recording her highest score of 89 not out and claiming the most dismissals of any wicketkeeper in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL).
Healy was called into the national side for the 2010 Rose Bowl Series against New Zealand at the age of 19. A few months later she played every match in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in the West Indies and helped the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars to take home the title.
In early 2012 Healy posted some of her best international performances during the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars’ tour of India. She posted her highest ever T20I total of 90, which she counts as one of her career highlights to date.
Healy tasted further success with the national side later that year when they claimed a second straight ICC Women’s World Twenty20 title in Sri Lanka. She was also a part of the team that hoisted the ICC Women’s World Cup trophy in India in early 2013.
Wicket-keeping runs in the Healy family, as she is the niece of former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy.
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