Born at Que Que, Rhodesia in 1949, Norman Featherstone was a right-handed middle order batsman and useful off break bowler. He represented Middlesex between 1968 and 1979 and was capped in 1971. A member of the South African Schools Team to England in 1967, he made his first-class debut in South Africa for Transvaal 'B' in 1967/68 in the Currie Cup. His best performances for Middlesex were 147 versus Yorkshire at Scarborough in 1975 and 5 for 32 versus Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, Nottingham in 1978. His best season was when he achieved 1,156 runs (av. 35.03) and against Kent at Canterbury he scored 127 n.o. and 100 n.o. in 1975. He received a Benefit in 1979 and after this moved to Wales and represented Glamorgan from 1980 until the end of the 1982 season.