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Tip Foster

Oxford University AFC, Old Malvernians AFC & Corinthians FC

5 appearances, 2 goals

P 5 W 2 D 3 L 0 F 12: A 3
70% successful

1900-02

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Reginald Erskine Foster
Born 16 April 1878 in Malvern, Worcestershire [registered in Upton-on-Severn, June 1878].

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Reginald E. is the fourth of six children to Henry and Sophia. His father is the clergyman and school master of the Malvern College, where they also live.

According to the 1891 census, Reginald is to be found as a pupil in Alnmouth. He is in the Sea Bank House in Chapel Lane.

According to the 1901 census, Reginald is back at Malvern College as a tutor, where his father is still the schoolmaster and CofE clergyman.

According to the 1911 census, Reginald Erskine is now married to Mary, with a daughter, Joyce Mabel Gwendolen. With five servants, they live at 2 Ovington Square in Kensington. Reginald is a memebr of the stock exchange.

Married: to Mary Diana Muriel Cammell [registered in Malton, Yorkshire, September 1903]. Honeymoon was spent in Australia, while Tip was debuting for the national cricket side.
Died: 13 May 1914 at 2 Ovington Square, Kensington, aged 36 years 27 days [registered in Kensington, London, June 1914]. Died of diabetes. Left £6318 in his will.
Ashes scattered in Golders Green Crematorium (left)
Height/Weight: 5' 11", 11st. 2lbs [1901].

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com. Thank you to Anthony Collis for supplying the photo.

Club Career

Club(s) Attended an played for the Malvern College XI in 1896, moved onto Oxford University, earning his blue in 1898 and 1899. He became an Old Malvernian and also guested for the Corinthians team from 1899-1902;
Club honours FA Amateur Cup winners 1901-02;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played first class cricket for Worcestershire CC (1899-1912), as were his six brothers. Also represented Oxford University and racket and golf.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 252nd players (253) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right/left
First match No. 69, 26 March 1900, Wales 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Cardiff Arms Park, Westgate Street, Temperance, Cardiff, aged 21 years 344 days.
Last match No. 74, 3 March 1902, Wales 0 England 0, a British Championship match at Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 23 years 321 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1899-1900, 1900-01, 1901-02;
Team honours British Championship winners 1900-01;
Individual honours None
Distinctions An international cricketer for England (eight tests between 1903-07). Holds the record for the highest test debut, 287 against Austrlia in Sydney 1903.

Beyond England

A stockbroker by profession, his early demise was due to diabetes. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.99/100.

 

Tip Foster - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 5 5 450 2 225 min 2 one none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Tip Foster - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 2 1 0 11 2 +9 0 2 3.667 0.667 83.3 +2
Away 2 0 2 0 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All - British Championship 5 2 3 0 12 3 +9 1 3 2.40 0.60 70.0 +2

 

Tip Foster - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1899-1900 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1900-01 3 2 1 0 11 2 +9 0 2 3.667 0.667 83.3 +2
BC 1901-02 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC All 5 2 3 0 12 3 +9 1 3 2.40 0.60 70.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 2 3 0 12 3 +9 1 3 2.40 0.60 70.0 +2
All 5 2 3 0 12 3 +9 1 3 2.40 0.60 70.0 +2

 

Tip Foster - Match History
 

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 5 full capsx

 Club: Oxford University A.F.C., Old Malvernians A.F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 21
1 69 26 March 1900 - Wales 1 England 1, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff BC AW Start ir
 Club: Old Malvernians A.F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 4 full caps

 

Age 22
2 71 9 March 1901 - England 3 Ireland 0, The Dell, Southampton BC HW Start 84 ir
3 72 18 March 1901- England 6 Wales 0, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HW Start 82 il
4 73 30 March 1901 - England 2 Scotland 2, Sports Arena, Crystal Palace HD Start il
Age 23
5 74 3 March 1902 - Wales 0 England 0, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Captain il
- 75 22 March 1902 - Ireland 0 England 1, Balmoral Showgrounds, Belfast AW withdrew

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