Matthew Kailey Fosh (born 26 September 1957) is a first class cricketer who played 30 games for Cambridge University, Combined Universities and Essex County Cricket Club between 1976 and 1978. A left-handed batsman tipped for high honours in his youth, Fosh decided against taking up a career in the county game.
He scored 1069 runs at 23.33 with one century, 109 for Cambridge against Derbyshire, and six fifties. In 14 list A one day matches he scored 307 runs at 21.92 with a best of 45.
He toured the West Indies with the England Young Cricketers in 1976 and played in one 'test match' in Trinidad alongside Mike Gatting and David Gower, scoring 41 in the first innings of a game won by England by 22 runs.
He also represented Cambridge at rugby union in the 1978 and 1979 Varsity Matches.
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