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Harry Foster      

Full name Henry Knollys Foster

Born October 30, 1873, Malvern, Worcestershire

Died June 23, 1950, Aconbury, Kingsthorne, Herefordshire (aged 76 years 236 days)

Major teams Oxford University, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Education Malvern College; Oxford University

Relation Brother - WL Foster, Brother - RE Foster, Brother - BS Foster, Brother - GN Foster, Brother - MK Foster, Brother - NJA Foster, Brother-in-law - W Greenstock, Son - CK Foster, Nephew - JW Greenstock, Nephew - PG Foster

Henry Knollys Foster
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 289 524 21 17154 216 34.10 29 206 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 289 724 444 15 3/63 29.60 3.67 48.2 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1894-1896
Profile

Henry Knollys Foster, M.B.E., who died at his home near Hereford on June 23, in his 77th year, was the eldest of seven brothers who played for Worcestershire, but he was not the most famous member of the family. That distinction belonged to his brother, R. E. Foster, who at Sydney in 1903 put together for England against Australia the memorable score of 287 which stood as the record individual score in International matches until Sir Donald Bradman beat it at Leeds in 1930. Still, H. K. Foster was a very fine batsman who--at his best--would not have been out of place in a Test match, and, furthermore, he was a truly great racquets player.

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