Neil FOSTER

Neil Foster - England - Test Record for England.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 29 May 1989

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    • POSITION
      Right Arm Medium Fast, Right Hand Bat
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Sunday, 06 May 1962
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Colchester, England.
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  • England
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Neil FOSTER - England - Test Record for England.

Neil Foster is pictured above during his final One Day International against Australia at Lord's on 29th May 1989.

Foster took 2-57 in his 11 overs but was unable to stop Australia recording a comfortable 6 wicket victory

to tie the 3 match series 1-1.

 

 

Date Test Venue Opp. 1st Inns 2nd Inns Batting Ct
11/08/83 3 Lord's NZ 16-5-40-0 12-0-35-1 10 & 3 1
20/01/84 1 Wellington NZ 24-9-60-1 37-12-91-2 10 & dnb 1
10/02/84 3 Auckland NZ 30-8-78-1 dnb 18* & dnb 0
12/03/84 2 Faisalabad Pak 30-7-109-1 5-1-10-1 dnb & dnb 1
19/03/84 3 Lahore Pak 32-8-67-5 15-4-44-0 6 & 0 0
28/06/84 2 Lord's WI 6-2-13-0 12-0-69-0 6 & 9* 0
13/01/85 4 Madras Ind 23-2-104-6 28-8-59-5 5 & dnb 0
31/01/85 5 Kanpur Ind 36-8-123-3 dnb 8 & dnb 0
27/06/85 2 Lord's Aus 23-1-83-1 dnb 3 & 0 0
21/03/86 3 Bridgetown WI 19-0-76-3 dnb 0 & 0 0
03/04/86 4 Port-of-Spain WI 24-3-68-2 2.5-0-15-0 0 & 14 0
11/04/86 5 St. John's WI 28-5-86-2 10-0-40-0 10 & 0* 0
03/07/86 3 Birmingham Ind 41-9-93-3 22-9-48-1 17 & 0 0
24/07/86 1 Lord's NZ 25-6-56-0 3-1-13-1 8 & dnb 0
04/06/87 1 Manchester Pak 15-3-34-1 dnb 8 & dnb 0
18/06/87 2 Lord's Pak dnb dnb 21 & dnb 0
02/07/87 3 Leeds Pak 46.2-15-107-8 dnb 9 & 22 0
23/07/87 4 Birmingham Pak 37-8-107-2 27-7-59-4 29 & dnb 1
06/08/87 5 The Oval Pak 12-3-32-0 dnb 4 & dnb 0
25/11/87 1 Lahore Pak 23-6-58-2 dnb 39 & 1 0
07/12/87 2 Faisalabad Pak 18-4-42-4 3-0-4-0 0 & 0 0
29/01/88 1 Sydney Aus 19-6-27-2 15-6-27-0 19 & dnb 1
21/07/88 4 Leeds WI 32.2-6-98-3 7-1-36-0 8* & 0 1
04/08/88 5 The Oval WI 16-2-64-5 18-3-52-1 7 & 34 0
25/08/88 1 Lord's SL 21-5-51-3 33-10-98-2 14* & dnb 0
08/06/89 1 Leeds Aus 46-14-109-3 19-4-65-1 2* & 1* 1
22/06/89 2 Lord's Aus 45-7-129-3 18-3-39-3 16 & 4 0
27/07/89 4 Manchester Aus 34-12-74-2 5-2-5-0 39 & 6 0
17/06/93 2 Lord's Aus 30-4-94-0 dnb 16 & 20 0
 
Summary of all matches
M Runs HS Ave 100s 50s W BB Ave 5w Ct
29 446 39 11.74 0 0 88 8-107 32.85 5 7

 

 

The photograph of England cricketer Neil Foster was taken on 4th. June 1984.

Image by George Herringshaw.   ©

 

                                            Profile of ten year Test career for England.

 

 Neil Foster was held together by a metal plate when he made his Test debut against New Zealand in 1983. He was still recovering from a serious back injury and surgeons had screwed the metal reinforcement to his spine. Injury problems were to dog his Test career, but his greatest problem was the lack of a top class fast bowler at the other end. Foster was one of those whippy fast-medium bowlers who moved the ball either way from a tight line and length; the sort who need contrasting support. He could be a handful on the deadest wickets: he once took 5-67 at Lahore. In his early years he often went on tour - he went to New Zealand in 1983-84 and India in 1984-85 - but rarely got an extended opportunity at home. Sportswriter Martin Johnson joked that cricket's ancient rituals included, 'The Dropping of Foster after the Lord's Test.' In 1986 he went to the West Indies under David Gower, taking 3-76 at Bridgetown, Barbados. He took 8-107 against Pakistan at Headingley in 1987, one of the rare occasions he was able to share the new ball with Graham Dilley and went on to play in the Bi-centenary Test in Australia. He took 5-64 against West Indies at the Oval in 1988, but was dropped for Gus Fraser after the second Australian Test of 1989. He went to South Africa with Mike Gatting's rebel team and later played first-class cricket for Transvaal. (Bob Harragan)