Full Name

Edward James Byrom

Born

June 17, 1997, Harare, Zimbabwe

Age

25y 170d

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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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC43764225817631.36473047.73583296210
List A109212871*18.2818170.710112350
T202823133654*15.27234143.5801291780
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC43418011922/642/6459.503.9690.0000
List A10------------
T2028------------
Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Rhinos vs Mountaineers24 & 61--24-Nov-2022HarareFC
Rhinos vs Mountaineers4--05-Nov-2022KwekweList A
Rhinos vs Tuskers4--30-Oct-2022BulawayoList A
Rhinos vs Tuskers71*--28-Oct-2022BulawayoList A
Glamorgan vs Sussex210/1226-Sep-2022HoveFC
Photos
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