Full name Marc Phillip Ellison
Born October 11, 1986, Lower Hutt, Wellington
Current age 34 years 11 days
Major teams Auckland, Auckland A, Civil Service North, Glenelg, New Zealand Under-19s, Northern Knights, Otago 'A'
Batting style Right-hand bat
|First-class debut||Northern Knights v Leinster Lightning at Comber, May 29-31, 2018 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Northern Knights v Leinster Lightning at Belfast, Aug 6-8, 2019 scorecard|
|List A debut||Leinster Lightning v Northern Knights at Dublin, Jun 4, 2018 scorecard|
|Last List A||Leinster Lightning v Northern Knights at Dublin (Malahide), Sep 26, 2020 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1||N. Knights||v Leinster||Dublin (Malahide)||26 Sep 2020||LA|
|12||N. Knights||v Leinster||Comber||17 Sep 2020||LA|
|17||N. Knights||v NW Warriors||Eglinton||26 Aug 2019||LA|
|4||N. Knights||v Leinster||Belfast||20 Aug 2019||LA|
|18||N. Knights||v Leinster||Belfast||6 Aug 2019||FC|
|36, 27||N. Knights||v Leinster||Dublin||30 Jul 2019||FC|
|8||N. Knights||v Leinster||Dublin||27 Jun 2019||LA|
|-||N. Knights||v NW Warriors||Comber||28 May 2019||FC|
|7||N. Knights||v NW Warriors||Belfast||27 May 2019||LA|
|85||N. Knights||v Leinster||Cartagena||25 Apr 2019||LA|
Marc Ellison's career highlight was leading New Zealand Under-19 to the World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2006 (a team featuring Martin Guptill, Tim Southee, Colin Munro, Hamish Bennett, Todd Astle and Roneel Hira). However his performances were disappointing where he couldn't match his strong domestic U-19 form, scoring 85 runs in six innings as his team lost the Plate Final to Nepal. During his time at the University of Otago, he played for Carisbrook, Dunedin and the Otago 2nd XI without impressing enough to get a chance in the first-class arena.
Ellison spent a season playing club cricket in South Australia for Glenelg where he helped his side to victory in the XXXX Gold One Day competition with 61 off 48 balls against Sturt in the semi-final and 55 in the final at Adelaide Oval against Kensington. He ventured to the UK in 2009 to play club cricket for Radcliffe on Trent in the South Nottinghamshire Division A. Scoring 571 at a tick over 40 helped Radcliffe win the league and gain promotion to the Notts Premier League for 2010.
After failing to make the most of his underage success it was to be Ireland where he finally made his first-class debut at the age of 31 in May 2018. After strong performances for club team Civil Service North in Belfast, Ellison was selected to open the batting against Leinster and the North West for the Northern Knights. He qualifies for Ireland in August 2020.