BURGHILL’s tradition for having overseas players from New Zealand is continuing this summer as Stefan Hook becomes the latest Kiwi to play for the club.

Hook, in his debut season at the Herefordshire club, is one of two players from the country joining Alex Hedges who now resides here.

He said: “They gave me an offer so I thought it would be quite nice to come over.

“It’s actually quite nice in Herefordshire.”

Hook is hoping to help Burghill to promotion to Worcester Division One, a league he says is on par with club cricket back home.

He said: “The standard here is good in parts.

“At this level there’s a little bit of a difference to back home, I’d say club cricket at home would be on a par with Division One here.”

Hook will be flying back to New Zealand shortly after the final game of the season but has not ruled out returning to Burghill.

He said: “I’m heading back at the end of season, if they want me back we will take it from there.

“My form's not the best, it’s ok in bits and pieces but hopefully I can have a better second half of the season.”