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Eddie Byrom
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Eddie Byrom

Zimbabwe|Batter

Full Name

Edward James Byrom

Born

June 17, 1997, Harare, Zimbabwe

Age

23y 328d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Batter

Education

St. Johns, Harare and Kings College, Taunton

TEAMS

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.


ESPNcricinfo staff

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC28533139215227.84303345.89342022150
T201413122654*18.83131172.5101181320
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC28266430---3.90-000
T2014------------

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Somerset vs Hampshire11 & 2*--06-May-2021SouthamptonFC
Smrst 2nd XI vs Glouc 2nd XI1--03-May-2021TauntonOTHER
Smrst 2nd XI vs Worcs 2nd XI38 & 11--19-Apr-2021TauntonOTHER
Smrst 2nd XI vs Warwcks 2nd0 & 35--12-Apr-2021BirminghamOTHER
Somerset vs Essex117 & 10/423-Sep-2020Lord'sFC

Photos


Lewis Gregory gets a fist bump for his breakthrough
Eddie Byrom made his third first-class hundred, and his first against another county
Craig Overton and Eddie Byrom added vital runs
Eddie Byrom pulls through the leg side
Eddie Byrom acknowledges his half-century
Eddie Byrom flays through the covers