Broadmore off to play in England

17:00, May 19 2014
Kate Broadmore
PLAYING OVERSEAS: Kate Broadmore has picked up a contract to play for a club in the English Midlands. 

Former White Fern Kate Broadmore has been contracted to play in the Midlands premier cricket league for the next three months.

The New Plymouth 22-year-old has joined the J&G Meakin women's cricket club based at Stoke-On-Trent, England, for the entire Midlands premier league season.

Broadmore was due to make her debut on English soil last weekend in a match against Walmley.

Broadmore replaces Australian Anna Lanning - the sister of the Southern Stars' captain Meg - at J&G Meakin after she was unable to fulfil her commitments.

England international and J&G Meakin captain Danielle Wyatt has been reported saying Broadmore will have a big impact at Ivy House Road club after seeing her talent first hand.

"Kate is a great signing for us and adds a lot of quality with both bat and ball. She's a hard-hitting batsman and also impressive with her medium pace," Wyatt said.

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Broadmore has played 15 one-day internationals and 27 Twenty20 matches for New Zealand.

The all-rounder last appeared for the national side 12 months' ago, but was dropped early this year after new coach Warren Lees took over.

Broadmore went on to be one of the stars of the domestic scene following the knockback.

She signed off the New Zealand summer with an unbeaten 104 for Central Districts Hinds against Canterbury and was named Central Districts women player of 2013-14.

Broadmore said she was working hard on getting a recall to the White Ferns.

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