A new book on the seven Foster brothers who played for Worcestershire has been completed and is now on sale.

Former Worcestershire Cricket Society committee member Anthony Collis – who is also secretary of the Stourbridge Cricket Society – is the author of this publication.

It is entitled ‘Fostershire – The Story Of A Great Malvern Family’ and is priced £14 plus £3 postage and packaging (see details below).

The seven brothers all played for the County in the pre World War One era which is fondly known as the ‘Golden Age.’

They were all born and raised at Malvern College where their parents were housemaster and housemistress of House No. Five.

Former Worcestershire CCC Secretary-CEO, the Rev. Prebendary Mike Vockins, wrote the foreword to the book along with Andy Murtagh and Jonathan Fisher.

Although three contributors is an unusual number, Anthony Collis chose the trio to represent the Worcestershire County Cricket Club, Malvern College and the Foster family respectively.

RE ‘Tip’ Foster remains the other man to have captained England at both football and cricket and still holds the world record for scoring 287 on his Test debut against Australia in Sydney.

But the other six brothers – HK, WL, BS, GN, MK and NJA Foster – also have interesting tales which are recollected in detail in Anthony’s publication.

To order, send details with your cheque, for the amount of £14 (plus £3 postage and packaging) payable to AD Collis, to 34a Chawn Hill, Stourbridge DY9 7JB