Maurice Foster      

Full name Maurice Linton Churchill Foster

Born May 9, 1943, Retreat, St Mary, Jamaica

Current age 70 years 345 days

Major teams West Indies, Jamaica

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Maurice Linton Churchill Foster
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 14 24 5 580 125 30.52 1 1 0 3 0
ODIs 2 1 0 25 25 25.00 62 40.32 0 0 4 0 0 0
First-class 112 175 26 6731 234 45.17 17 35 36 0
List A 9 8 1 151 49 21.57 0 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 14 23 1776 600 9 2/41 3/75 66.66 2.02 197.3 0 0 0
ODIs 2 1 30 22 2 2/22 2/22 11.00 4.40 15.0 0 0 0
First-class 112 12407 4056 132 5/65 30.72 1.96 93.9 2 0
List A 9 363 188 14 5/24 5/24 13.42 3.10 25.9 1 0 0
Career statistics
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
Test statistics
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
ODI statistics
First-class span 1963-1978
List A span 1969-1978
Profile

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.
Martin Williamson

Latest Photos

May 15, 1973

Maurice Foster

Maurice Foster

© The Cricketer International

Tour Results
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 28, 2013
Pakistan won by 11 runs
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 27, 2013
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 19, 2013
Match tied
More results »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days