The Zimbabwean cricketer showed great resilience and mental strength out at the crease during the match against Midland-Guildford Cricket Club on Saturday 9 November, with temperatures soaring to 40 degrees.

Fremantle Cricket Club President David Davenport sung the praises of the recruit and his partnership with Carder.

“Eddie played a faultless innings, watching the ball and taking no risks, keeping the score ticking over. He seemed to make time to play each ball whilst also supporting Jake,” Davenport said.

“The heat would’ve been a new experience for Eddie yet he was unflappable, and his timing was superb.

“Jake also played a great innings himself given the hot conditions. He was very unfortunate to miss out on 100 runs having got so close.”

Byrom has really made his presence known after missing the first four games of the 2019-20 season due to visa delays.
“My visa got delayed so I missed four weekends of cricket, the boys were joking with me that my average is now 30 runs because we have played five games,” Byrom said.

“I had to make up for the games that I missed, so when I got going, I tried to make it a big one.

“It was an amazing feeling, it was tough out there with the heat. Luckily we managed to fight through it and get a few runs on the board.”

At home in the UK, Byrom plays for the Somerset County Cricket Club. He made his debut for the side in the Natwest T20 competition earlier this year alongside great company including, Babar Azam who is currently in Australia playing for Pakistan.

Byrom was suggested to Fremantle CC by Somerset Captain Tom Abell, who had previously played for Fremantle. Byrom took the opportunity with both hands and is relishing his time at the Club.

“I’m loving it over here, when I left the UK it was starting to get below 10 degrees. I am absolutely loving training in the warm weather, meeting new people and being close to the beach!” Byrom said.

Byrom isn’t the only one excited to be in WA, Club President David Davenport said the club is also very happy to have him on board.

“I think Eddie has a bright future and is highly rated by Tom Abell as a great kid and good fit for Fremantle. He has shown everyone he is good at all forms of the game,” Davenport said.

“Eddie has been down in the nets helping the younger players shortly after his arrival. He is happy to help around the club and is warmly welcomed by all.”