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
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 Worcs 276/6
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 234/8 Notts 188
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 110/0
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 Kent 246/5
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 Yorkshire 458/5
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 46/1
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 Northants 178/5
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Surrey 101 & 142/4 NZ A 211
4th ODI: England v India at Birmingham - Sep 2
England 61/3 (19.1/50 ov)
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