Hughes is a right-handed batsman who made his debut for Glamorgan in 2001.
A previous Welsh Schools captain, Hughes was also on the Lord's groundstaff in 1998-99.
He was awarded the Glamorgan Young Player of the Year in his debut season for the county, which he followed up with the NBC Dennis Compton award for the Most Promising Young Player at the county in 2002.
He had a fairly successful season, personally, in 2005, but could not prevent Glamorgan being relegated to Division Two of the County Championsnhip.
Hughes scored 511 runs in 13 first class matches for the club in 2005, including a top score of 134 not out, which he made against Middlesex at Southgate.