The Northern Diamonds are delighted to announce the signing of dynamic South Africa all-rounder Chloe Tryon on an overseas deal until the start of August.
Batting all-rounder Tryon, who played in February’s T20 World Cup final, is due to link-up with the squad ahead of Saturday’s opening Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy game against Western Storm at Headingley.
A powerful batter and a left-arm spinner, the 29-year-old from Durban has played 186 times for her country across all formats since debuting in 2010. She has a best score of 92 in one-day international cricket and a best of 2-8 in T20 internationals.
Diamonds Director of Cricket James Carr said: “Chloe’s available from the first game on Saturday through to the start of the Hundred.
“So she’s got a chance to win a T20 trophy and 10 one-dayers in which to cause some chaos and set us up in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for the business end of the year. We’re really pleased with that.
“We will then see what we need post Hundred, who wants to stick around and how we’re travelling.”
In 2019, Tryon, who bats right-handed and bowls left-arm, signed on to play for the Yorkshire Diamonds in the Kia Super League before a knee injury prevented her participation. She was replaced by Leigh Kasperek.
Ironically, Tryon now replaces Kasperek as the overseas player in regional cricket, with the latter part of the team which won the RHF Trophy last September.
“We think, in Chloe, we’ve got a player who is in form and who everybody wants,” said Carr.
“She’s had a really good T20 World Cup with South Africa, and we’re delighted to have her. She’s an exciting player who completes a young and talented squad.
“She’s one of the form players in world cricket, that’s why we’ve gone for her. We wanted a bit more excitement and pizazz with the bat, in particular, to go alongside the likes of Bess Heath, Lauren Winfield-Hill and Hollie Armitage.
“Yes, she’s a big name in world cricket, but we feel like we’ve gone for a player in form and not just a name.”
The Northern Diamonds and Headingley mark the latest destination for Tryon in what has been an exciting career.
She has played 301 times in all women’s List A and T20 cricket, scoring four centuries – all in List A.
Tyron has played for teams such as Sydney Thunder, Hobart Hurricanes, Barbados Royals, London Spirit and KwaZulu-Natal.