Jim Foat      

Full name James Clive Foat

Born November 21, 1952, Salford Priors, Warwickshire

Current age 61 years 306 days

Major teams Gloucestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

James Clive Foat
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 91 150 15 2512 126 18.60 5 6 39 0
List A 129 101 12 1352 73* 15.19 0 3 35 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 91 54 40 0 - - - 4.44 - 0 0 0
List A 129 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1972-1979
List A span 1972-1979
Profile

The Millfield-educated Jim Foat was something of a throwback to an earlier time when low batting averages were more commonplace. In truth, he was an average batsman who compensated by being a superb fielder in the covers - in the 1973 Gillette Cup final his run-out of Tony Greig arguably turned the match. After six unproductive seasons, Foat finally enjoyed a good season in 1978, and in June 1979 made his fifth and highest hundred - 126 against Northamptonshire - and was awarded his county cap. But he played only three more first-class games for Gloucestershire and was released at the end of the summer.
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