Croft is an off-spinning all-rounder who has played for Glamorgan since 1989. He captained the Welsh county from 2003 until near the end of the 2006 season.
Croft played 21 Test matches and 50 ODIs for England, including playing in the 1999 World Cup, to become the most capped Welshman to represent England before he retired from international cricket in January 2004.
He was also selected for the Hong Kong Sixes squad in 2003, where he was the man of the match as England beat Pakistan in the final.
Croft's batting has improved immeasurably since he first broke into the England team and he now contributes vital runs at the top of Glamorgan’s batting order in limited-overs cricket.
He was skipper as Glamorgan clinched the totesport League title in 2004 and signed a new three-year contract with the county in 2005 despite their relegation from the top flight of the County Championship.
The Welshman also returned to the England squad for the Hong Kong Sixes, this time as captain.
Croft resigned as skipper of Glamorgan towards the end of the 2006 season after almost four years at the helm. His 66 Championship wickets could not prevent a poor season.
During December 2007 he signed a new one-year contract extension with Glamorgan, until the end of 2009.
In 2008 he was the county's leading wicket taker in the championship, with 39 victims at 31, including his 1,000th first class wicket.