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New contract for Eddie

Eddie Byrom has become the latest Somerset player to put pen to paper on a new deal at the Club.

The 22-year-old’s current contract was due to expire this winter, but he has now committed himself to Somerset for at least the next two seasons.

Eddie, who graduated from the SCCC Academy in 2016, made his debut for Somerset at Hampshire in the 2017 County Championship and has gone on to play 21 First Class games, scoring over 1100 runs with a best of 152.

He made his first Vitality Blast appearance for the Club this season and made an immediate impact by scoring 54 not out from just 19 balls against Surrey at the Cooper Associates County Ground. He went on to feature in a further eight matches in the competition, scoring over 180 runs at a strike rate of 196.80.

After signing his new contract, the left-hander said: “This is an incredible place to be at the moment. The Club is pushing for trophies and the environment is so good. It’s great to sign for another two years.

“This Club has been my home for the last few years and I’m delighted to continue that for another two years. The group of players we have here is second to none and I’m looking forward to seeing what the next two years hold.

“The support that we get is genuine and heartfelt and that means a lot to us. To play for Somerset and to see how many people support us every week is incredible.”

SCCC Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry said: “We are extremely pleased that our young players are committing their futures to Somerset because it bodes well for the future.

“Eddie has the potential to excel in all formats of the game and his performances in the Vitality Blast this year showed that he has developed, evolved and adapted his game impressively over the last 12 months.

“He has a great work ethic and is always looking to learn and improve. Although relatively young, he has a good amount of experience to build on as he looks to cement his position as a First XI regular across all formats.”

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