Henry Forster      

Full name Henry William Forster

Born January 31, 1866, Southend Hall, Catford, London

Died January 15, 1936, Marylebone, London (aged 69 years 349 days)

Major teams Hampshire, Oxford University

Also known as created Lord Forster of Lepe in 1919

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 43 75 6 807 60* 11.69 0 2 43 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 43 9390 2923 135 8/119 21.65 1.86 69.5 7 2
Career statistics
First-class span 1885-1895
Profile

FORSTER, LORD, OF LEPE, P.C., G.C.M.G., died on January 15, when nearly 70 years of age. During three years in the Eton eleven H. W. Forster did not meet with much success in the important school matches but he scored, in irreproachable style, mainly by off-drives and cuts, 60 not out for Oxford against Cambridge in 1887. Essentially a fast wicket batsman he often got out disappointingly after rain, but on true turf he showed most attractive stroke play. He was a member of the Hampshire eleven for several seasons until 1895, mostly under F. E. Lacey. In 1919, before being raised to the Peerage, he became President of M.C.C., his former Hampshire Captain then being Secretary at Lord's. As Governor-General of Australia, Lord Forster took special interest in cricket in the commonwealth and entertained the M.C.C. touring teams. In 1925, during the third Test match at Adelaide, when Arthur Gilligan's team lost the rubber, he unveiled a portrait of George Giffen, who came to England in 1882, helped Australia to victory by seven runs in The Ashes match, and paid several other visits. Lord Forster, who was born on January 31, 1866, stood over six feet high and, with powerful physique, had a commanding figure. A strong right-handed batsman, a slow left-hand bowler and a splendid field at mid-off, he was a very useful allround cricketer.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Investec Test: England v India at Nottingham - Jul 9-13
India 457 & 167/3 England 496
Northants v Somerset at Northampton - Jul 12-15
Somerset 366/8
South Division: Essex v Kent at Colchester - Jul 12
Essex won by 63 runs
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street
Jul 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Essex v Hampshire at Colchester
Jul 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Lancashire v Notts at Liverpool
Jul 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Worcs v Leics at Worcester
Jul 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Division: Derbyshire v Yorkshire at Chesterfield
Jul 13, 2014 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
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