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Derek Foster      

Full name Derek George Foster

Born March 19, 1907, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire

Died October 13, 1980, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire (aged 73 years 208 days)

Major teams Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 58 79 7 757 70 10.51 0 1 50 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 58 8247 4120 150 7/42 27.46 2.99 54.9 8 1
Career statistics
First-class span 1928 - 1934
Profile

Derek George Foster, who died at Chipping Campden on October 13, aged 73, was a bowler of considerable pace who played 52 matches for Warwickshire between 1928 and 1934, taking 141 wickets at 25.79. His best figures were 7 for 42 against Surrey at The Oval in 1930, and he did the hat-trick against Hampshire at Edgbaston in 1929. Four times he represented the Gentlemen against the Players. He later served on the Warwickshire committee. Six-feet-three and weighing 16-and-a-half stone in his playing days, Foster was also a useful big-hitting batsman, with a highest score of 70. He once recorded a throw of 133 yards. He was also accomplished at golf, swimming and judo.
Wisden Cricket Monthly

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 367 (86.4 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 Essex 106/0 (36 ov)
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 2/0 (2 ov) Glamorgan 237
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 43/1 (19 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 60/3 (16 ov) Leics 157
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 105/4 (34 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 31/0 (7 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 Warwickshire 259/7 (109 ov)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
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