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
|First-class span||1928 - 1934|
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
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