An aggressive and innovative left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman, Mustard is nicknamed ‘Colonel’ due to him sharing a surname with a fictitious character from the board game Cluedo.
He hit the headlines by striking 49 as Durham beat Hampshire in the 2007 Friends Provident Trophy final.
A call-up to England’s limited-overs side followed, but although he struck 83 against New Zealand in Napier, Mustard was unable to fully convince in 10 one-day and two Twenty20 international appearances.
His return to the domestic game proved beneficial for Durham as he played a full part in their 2008 LV= County Championship title success. He would again play an important role as the north-east county retained their crown the following year.
Mustard took over the Durham captaincy in 2010 and continued to make valuable contributions both with the bat and from behind the stumps.
In 2011, he was in charge solely for championship fixtures, with the experienced Dale Benkenstein taking the one-day reins in a bid to reduce Mustard’s heavy workload.
Durham made a poor start to their four-day campaign the following year and, with the prospect of relegation looming, Paul Collingwood took the reins from Mustard.
The move paid dividends as the club eventually finished sixth in the table, with Mustard - free from the stresses of captaincy - finding some outstanding late-season form.