Yorkshire Diamonds bring in Leigh Kasperek to replace injured Chloe Tryon for Kia Super League

The 27-year-old, who has played county cricket for Yorkshire for the past two seasons, will supplement current overseas duo Alyssa Healy and Jemimah Rodrigues

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New Zealand allrounder Leigh Kasperek has been drafted in as an overseas signing by Yorkshire Diamonds for this year's Kia Super League.

The 27-year-old offspinner has been signed as a late replacement for injured South Africa allrounder Chloe Tryon, who requires knee surgery, and will up with her team-mates at their St Peter's School training base in York from Monday.

Edinburgh-born Kasperek, who has played county cricket for Yorkshire for the past two seasons, will supplement current overseas duo Alyssa Healy and Jemimah Rodrigues. 

"It's really exciting and was a bit of a surprise when I found out. But a nice surprise.

"I'm lucky that I've been playing for Yorkshire's county side for the last two years, so I know a lot of the girls.

"I've been part of the New Zealand set-up for four years, and we've had some good times and some bad. But I've definitely learnt a lot playing for them.

 

"I've also been really lucky to have played all around the world for different teams, and it's great to have that opportunity because you learn so much playing alongside different players and under coaches in different environments."

The KSL kicks off on August 6 when the Diamonds, who have failed to get beyond the group stage for the first three years, host champions Surrey Stars at Emerald Headingley. 

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