A digital presentation about a great sporting family
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 7.30pm Tickets: £7
The Foster brothers contributed much to the Golden Age of cricket
The seven brothers, all born and educated at Malvern College, were the reason why Worcestershire became known as Fostershire.
RE ‘Tip’ Foster was the most famous of the septet. His innings of 287 against Australia remains, to this day, the highest score on Test debut by any batsman world-wide. That record will go one day, but one of his other claims to fame – captain of England at both cricket and football – is his for evermore.
The centenary of the death of ‘Tip’ Foster will occur in 2014. The Malvern Civic Society is leading the project to renovate RE’s grave and those of seven other members of the Foster family, which are located in Great Malvern Cemetery.
A long-overdue book about the Foster family will be published to celebrate the sesquicentenaries of Malvern College and Worcestershire CCC, which fall in 2015.
Anthony Collis will present his research to date with many rarely seen photographs. His work enjoys the full support of the present-day Foster family.
A fascinating evening is promised for Worcestershire cricket lovers and champions of Malvern heritage
Book at www.malvern-theatres.co.uk or phone 01684 892277
Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB
Proceeds to Malvern Theatres Development Fund, Foster family graves renovation and the forthcoming Foster book