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Geoffrey Foster      

Full name Geoffrey Norman Foster

Born October 16, 1884, Malvern, Worcesteshire

Died August 11, 1971, Westminster, London (aged 86 years 299 days)

Major teams Europeans (India), Kent, Oxford University, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Malvern College; Oxford University

Relation Brother - HK Foster, Brother - WL Foster, Brother - RE Foster, Brother - BS Foster, Brother - GN Foster, Brother - MK Foster, Brother - NJA Foster, Brother-in-law - W Greenstock, Brother-in-law - HEW Prest, Son-in-law - FGH Chalk, Nephew - CK Foster, Nephew - JW Greenstock

Geoffrey Norman Foster
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 141 249 16 6600 175 28.32 11 26 160 1
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 141 388 284 8 2/21 35.50 4.39 48.5 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1903-1931
Profile

Geoffrey Foster, who died on August 11, aged 86, was one of seven brothers who played for Worcestershire and at one time earned the county the soubriquet of "Fostershire". All the brothers were at Malvern, where Geoffrey was in the XI from 1902 to 1904. Going up to Oxford, he was not only awarded his cricket Blue from 1905 to 1908, but also took part in the University Association football matches of 1905-6-7-8, being captain in the last season, and gained Blues for golf and rackets. He earned an amateur International Cap for England against Holland in 1907. Though his appearances for Worcestershire were restricted by business claims, he scored in all first-class fixtures 6,551 runs for an average of 26.84 and, an excellent fieldsman, held 151 catches.

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