The Northern Diamonds believe they are getting the best of both worlds after signing South African overseas all-rounder Chloe Tryon.

A powerful batter and a left-arm spinner, Tryon’s abilities on the field are matched with significant experience off it – a 186-game and counting international career which saw her play in a T20 World Cup final in February.

Coach Dani Hazell can’t wait to see her line up for the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy champions when they open their season against Western Storm at Headingley on Saturday, starting at 10.30am.

Pictured Chloe Tryon of South Africa plays a shot during the ICC Women's T20 World Cup group A match between South Africa and New Zealand at Boland Park on February 13, 2023 in Paarl, South Africa. (Photo by Jan Kruger-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Pictured, Chloe Tryon of South Africa plays a shot during the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup group A match between South Africa and New Zealand at Boland Park on February 13, 2023 in Paarl, South Africa. Photo credit:  Jan Kruger-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Tryon has been signed to play both 50-over and T20 cricket through to the start of the Hundred in August.

“We’re really looking forward to getting her involved,” said Hazell.

“She’s someone who can have a real impact with the bat, and equally she’s a really handy left-arm spin.

“The loss of (spinner) Linsey Smith is a hole that we’ve tried to fill, and we’re really looking forward to getting her into the ranks. She will play a very important role for us.

“One of the things that immediately catches your eye is her’s and South Africa’s performances at the World Cup.

“It’s not just about on the field, you hope she will be able to add some value off it to the younger girls in our squad.”

Tryon, 29-years-old, signed on to play in the old Kia Super League for the Yorkshire Diamonds in 2019 before being ruled out with a knee injury.

Chloe Tryon of South Africa is pictured arriving ahead of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Final match between Australia and South Africa at Newlands Stadium on February 26, 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Jan Kruger-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Chloe Tryon of South Africa arrives ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final match between Australia and South Africa at Newlands Stadium on February 26, 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo credit: Jan Kruger-ICC/ICC via Getty Images

“Somebody told me that the other day,” smiled Hazell. “I don’t remember that one because I wasn’t here. I was playing over the other side of the Pennines then!

“Let’s hope she actually gets on the field this time. We’re certainly in a good position for that to happen.”

You are likely to see Tryon bat in the middle order in the RHF Trophy and further up when the Charlotte Edwards Cup T20 competition starts next month.

“That’s the thought process behind it,” added Hazell. “She will give us added impact in the middle order with players like Bess Heath around that spot as well and Leah Dobson too.

“If we get off to a good start, we can keep the momentum going. Equally, if we lose a few wickets, we can keep going at them.

“She’s very much an impact player who we can use in that role. We also see the value of left-arm spinners throughout women’s cricket.”

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