Maynard ended his career as one of the oldest players on the county circuit, when he finally retired from playing at the age of 39.
Made his first class debut for Glamorgan as far back as 1985, making a century in his first match against Yorkshire. That was a glimpse of what was to come during his career and he became Glamorgan's record century maker in 2004.
Maynard made his Test debut against West Indies at The Oval in 1988, but played only three more games in 1993 before his Test career seemed to be over.
He also played 14 one-day internationals, including a shock recall to the England side for the 2000 NatWest Series.
Maynard had more success in the Hong Kong Sixes Tournament - a side which he captained for four consecutive years - and won the 2003 and 2004 campaigns.
Captain of Glamorgan from 1996-2000, Maynard skippered them to the county championship in 1997 and he was also named as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1998.
The Welshman was appointed as England's assistant coach for their ODI tours of Zimbabwe and South Africa in 2004, which saw him working again with former Glamorgan coach Duncan Fletcher.
He was given a full-time job as Fletcher's assistant in the summer of 2005, and was a useful member of the backroom staff which saw England win the Ashes.
Left the England set-up following Duncan Fletcher's resignation after the World Cup in 2007, and returned to Glamorgan to take up the position of cricket manager at the end of the season.
Despite a perceived underachieving season in 2009, Maynard signed a new two-year contract extension to remain as coach of Glamorgan in December 2009.