Full Name

Edward James Byrom

Born

June 17, 1997, Harare, Zimbabwe

Age

26y 306d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Batter

Education

St. Johns, Harare and Kings College, Taunton

Eddie Byrom, a Zimbabwe-born left-hander with an Irish passport, flattered to deceive in his first stint as a Somerset opener in the County Championship, before announcing himself as an all-formats player with a staggering month during the 2019 Blast.

The son of a former Zimbabwean sports journalist, Byrom had moved to Kings College, Taunton in 2015, and was signed by Somerset on a scholarship contract after impressing for Zimbabwe's age-group teams.

He broke into the Championship side opening alongside Marcus Trescothick in 2017, but had a tendency to get in and then get out - in his first 15 Championship games, he passed 38 on 12 occasions, but his top score was 56. He spent the 2017-18 winter in Zimbabwe with more success, racking up a six-and-a-half-hour 152 against Tuskers for his maiden first-class ton.

He was dropped one game into the 2019 season, and there were few signs from his solid, but unspectacular Championship efforts that he would be able to force his way into the white-ball teams. But injury gave him a chance in the middle order in the T20 side, and he grabbed it with both hands, scoring at a strike rate of 196 in the Blast to earn a contract extension at the club.


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Eddie Byrom Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC591046320117632.66630050.8071547413340
List A1716248010834.2858182.611462380
T20s4540375878*20.48557136.08037830120

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC59924717332/642/6457.664.2082.3000
List A17------------
T20s45------------

Recent Matches of Eddie Byrom

MatchBatDateGroundFormat
Rocks vs Tuskers2309-Mar-2024HarareT20
Rocks vs Eagles508-Mar-2024HarareT20
Rocks vs Tuskers5407-Mar-2024HarareT20
Rocks vs Durham1705-Mar-2024HarareT20
Rocks vs Mountaineers78*04-Mar-2024HarareT20

Photos of Eddie Byrom

Eddie Byrom on the drive
Colin Ingram after scoring a century as team-mate Eddie Byrom looks on
Lewis Gregory gets a fist bump for his breakthrough
Eddie Byrom pulls through the leg side
Craig Overton and Eddie Byrom added vital runs
Eddie Byrom made his third first-class hundred, and his first against another county