Lake Taupo has pulled off a coup with the signing of British batting all-rounder Thomas Foster for their 2022/23 Bay of Plenty Premier Men’s campaign.
Foster is an experienced all-rounder (spin) from Chorley in Lancashire, UK. The stylish top-order batter and left-arm spin bowler has played over 220 1st XI matches since graduating to premier league cricket back in 2011.
He is the captain of Birkenhead Park Cricket Club, which play in division one of the strong Liverpool and District Cricket Competition.
Throughout his career, Foster has scored well over 5,000 runs with 4 hundreds.
The 2018 season was his most prolific to date scoring over 1200 runs at an average of 45.59, he also followed this up in 2020 hitting a colossal 563 runs in only 14 innings averaging 51.18, unfortunately, the season had to be made short due to Covid-19.
With the ball, Foster has proven most useful as first-change bowler or being chucked the ball in the middle overs with a handy knack of breaking partnerships or dismissing top players as a left-arm spinner. His last season to date proved his best yet, taking 29 wickets at an impressive average of 19.00.
In addition to this, the experienced player is seen as a natural leader which can be seen through his captaincy and coaching roles at various clubs he has played at.
Currently coaching 1st XI players and junior teams at his current club, he is also a full-time cricket coach with Academy North and would be more than eager enough to take this overseas with him.
A player that certainly wouldn’t disappoint, Foster is set to embark on his maiden stint abroad having signed with Lake Taupo for their 2022/23 Bay of Plenty Premier Men’s campaign.