A batting all-rounder who spent 10 years with Yorkshire but was released in 2003 and moved to Durham after suffering from the yips and being unable to bowl regularly.
He was also frustrated in 2004 by a thumb injury which sidelined him for much of the season.
Has played for both Scotland and England at international level, playing one Test match against South Africa at Johannesburg in 1999.
Was an integral part of Scotland's 1999 World Cup campaign, scoring 217 runs at an average of 54.25, and batted his side to victory in the 2004 Intercontinental Cup having completed a four-year requalification period.
Retired from first class cricket at the end of 2005 after helping Durham be promoted to Division One of the Championship.
Continued playing for Scotland, including at the 2007 World Cup, and succeeded Ryan Watson as captain in 2009.