Michael Foster (cricketer, born 1972)

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Michael James Foster (born 17 September 1972,[1] Leeds, Yorkshire, England) is a former first-class cricketer, who played for Yorkshire, Durham and Northamptonshire.

Foster appeared for Yorkshire in 1993 and 1994,[1] and for Durham from 1996 to 1998. He also played one day cricket for Northamptonshire in 1995, and then for Durham until 1999.

In 30 first-class matches, this right-handed batsman scored 1,128 runs at 23.50, with a best of 129 against Glamorgan, his only first class century. He took 61 wickets with his right arm fast medium pace at 30.14, with a best of 4 for 21 against Middlesex.

In 63 one day games, Foster scored 962 runs at 20.91, with a top score of 118 for Yorkshire against Leicestershire, and he took 42 wickets at 43.28, with a best of 3 for 26 against Worcestershire.

He also played in three Youth Test Matches against Pakistan Under-19s on tour in 1991-92, plus two one day internationals.

On 16 October 2015 Foster was sentenced to 3 years and 9 months imprisonment for his part in a multi-million pound mortgage fraud.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 368. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. |access-date= requires |url= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/crime/lavish-living-of-former-durham-cricketer-and-sunderland-surveyor-was-thanks-to-300million-scam-1-7520326

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