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Full name Maurice Linton Churchill Foster
Born May 9, 1943, Retreat, St Mary, Jamaica
Current age 71 years 81 days
Major teams West Indies, Jamaica
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||England v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 12-17, 1969 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v Australia at Kingston, Apr 28-May 3, 1978 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v West Indies at Leeds, Sep 5, 1973 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v West Indies at The Oval, Sep 7, 1973 scorecard|
|List A span||1969-1978|
Maurice Foster was a solid middle-order batsman and more than useful offspinner who was one of the Shell Shield's most prolific runscorers in the late 60s and early 70s. He made his Test debut against England on West Indies 1969 tour, but enjoyed his best series against Australia in 1972-73 when he averaged 43.67. He only passed fifty once in that series, but his 125 in front of his home crowd at Kingston was his only Test hundred - he had made 99 two years earlier against New Zealand. He toured England for a second time in 1973, only playing in the innings victory at Lord's (the only time he was on the winning side in 14 Tests) but thereafter his appearances were increasingly spasmodic as a new generation of batsmen emerged. The genial Foster was also an excellent table-tennis player, and at one time was West Indies champion.
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