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M. K. Foster

Senior Chapel Prefect
Cricket X1, Captain.
Football X1, Captain.
Rackets Pair,Winner at Queens. 
Fives Pair
Capt  Worcs  C. C. C. 1923-1925

BORN 1-1-1889


DIED 3-12-1940




Innings Not Out Runs Highest Average  Catches
296 12 8237 158 29.04 138 & (6 Stumping)

 Maurice was a lovable character who had early illness and suffered much from ill-health {namely diabetes) though he did not let this affect his sporting activities. In the 1920's, without the efforts of M.K. the 6th son of the famous fraternity, as Captain and chief batsman Worcestershire C.C. might have succumbed altogether. The ravages of war had taken its toll and the County was forced to battle for its very existence. Owing to limited funds, Maurices' wife, known as Betty toured with the team as their chief scorer. Maurice was 30 when Worcestershire rejoined the Championship in 1920. His experience was invaluable for them but between 1920 and 1922, he made only a handful of appearances. In 1923 he cheerfully captained Worcestershire with the onus of being the main  'run getter ' in the side. He had an enduring tendency to sacrifice his wicket when seemingly well set, but in each of the seasons from 1923 to 1926 he scored over 1300 runs.

 He was chosen for the Gentlemen v. Players in 1924 and 1926 against Hampshire scored a century in both innings emulating his two elder brothers Bill and Tip.   He kept wicket occasionally and was an excellent fielder. Although he seldom bowled in first class cricket he was able to bowl ambidextrously.

 Maurice made his final appearance for Worcestershire in 1938 at the age of 47. In all he made 8295 runs in first class cricket with an average of 28.70.  he captained Walsall for many years in the Birmingham League and helped them considerably with all his great experience.

 He was a top class racquets player winning the Public Schools Championship with his younger brother Johnnie for Malvern and many other trophies.

 He excelled at Football Captaining the first team at Malvern College.

 He was a scratch golfer winning many trophies at Little Aston and other notable clubs right up until the beginning of the second world war when his health deteriorated due to Malaria and Diabetes. His son
D. M. K. often caddied for him at Little Aston and noted his grips were built up to the size of a cricket bat..

 He contracted Malaria while rubber planting in Malaya in 1909 returning to England in 1914 and enjoyed a productive summer as a bat for Worcestershire scoring 158 in 110 minutes in the last match of the season against Derbyshire.

 At the beginning of the war,  he was Superintendent of the Special Constabulary and after catching a chill during the Coventry raid died in Lichfield, Staffordshire in 1940 aged 51.