Eddie Byrom scores his maiden First Class century in Zimbabwe

Eddie Byrom who is spending part of the winter playing cricket out in Zimbabwe, scored his maiden first class century on his debut appearance for Rising Stars against Matabeleland Tuskers in the Logan Cup on Tuesday.

The 20 year old who seized his opportunity at the top of the Somerset order in the latter part of the 2017 season opened the batting for the Rising Stars in their four day game at Kwekwe Sports Club in Harare.

In the Stars’ second innings Eddie occupied the crease for almost seven hours and hit 152 from 327 balls which included 22 fours before he was out in the 98th over by which time the total had moved onto 286 for 6.

Stars declared on 307 for 7 leaving the Tuskers to chase 401 for victory.

The Tuskers started the final day on 84 for three off 21 overs.

Afterwards a delighted Eddie said: “It was great to get my first first-class hundred and then to go on and make it 152 was even more pleasing. It was extremely hot and so was very tiring. It was for the ‘Rising Stars’ who are a bunch of young talent that have been snatched from different franchises to give young players more opportunity and responsibly at first class level.”

Eddie’s next game is against Zimbabwe U19 on Sunday as they prep for the u19 World Cup.

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