Robert Croft      

Full name Robert Damien Bale Croft

Born May 25, 1970, Morriston, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

Current age 44 years 149 days

Major teams England, Glamorgan

Nickname Crofty

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 5 ft 11 in

Education St John Lloyd Catholic School, Llanelli

Robert Damien Bale Croft
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 34 8 421 37* 16.19 1160 36.29 0 0 50 2 10 0
ODIs 50 36 12 345 32 14.37 519 66.47 0 0 23 2 11 0
First-class 407 599 107 12880 143 26.17 8 54 177 0
List A 408 338 61 6490 143 23.42 4 32 94 0
Twenty20 88 50 13 696 62* 18.81 573 121.46 0 4 71 18 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 31 4619 1825 49 5/95 7/143 37.24 2.37 94.2 1 1 0
ODIs 50 49 2466 1743 45 3/51 3/51 38.73 4.24 54.8 0 0 0
First-class 407 89156 41229 1175 8/66 35.08 2.77 75.8 51 9
List A 408 18511 13407 411 6/20 6/20 32.62 4.34 45.0 6 1 0
Twenty20 88 82 1731 2015 87 3/9 3/9 23.16 6.98 19.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 22-26, 1996 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Nottingham, Aug 2-4, 2001 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Pakistan at Manchester, Aug 29, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at The Oval, Jun 21, 2001 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1989
Last First-class Glamorgan v Kent at Cardiff, Sep 11-13, 2012 scorecard
List A debut 1989
Last List A Glamorgan v Nottinghamshire at Swansea, Aug 5, 2012 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Glamorgan v Northamptonshire at Cardiff, Jun 16, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Glamorgan at Birmingham, Jul 8, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1, 5/31, 2/76 Glamorgan v Kent Cardiff 11 Sep 2012 FC
16, 5/135 Glamorgan v Essex Colchester 15 Aug 2012 FC
1/15 Glamorgan v Notts Swansea 5 Aug 2012 LA
23, 4/51, 3*, 4/53 Glamorgan v Gloucs Swansea 1 Aug 2012 FC
1/8 Glamorgan v Warwickshire Birmingham 8 Jul 2012 T20
3, 0/38 Glamorgan v Northants Cardiff 30 Jun 2012 T20
1/25 Glamorgan v Worcs Worcester 29 Jun 2012 T20
2/27 Glamorgan v Somerset Taunton 22 Jun 2012 T20
0/29 Glamorgan v Warwickshire Cardiff 17 Jun 2012 T20
0/4 Glamorgan v Northants Northampton 14 Jun 2012 T20
Profile

A Welsh patriot, Croft thinks of England as the British Lions. As an offspinner, he gives the ball less flight than he used to, but still possesses a deceptive arm ball. With the bat, he collects most of his runs with front-foot drives, but his back-foot play has improved since the Aussies roughed him up in 1997. Croft has fallen in and out with the selectors, and when he was dropped in 2000, he huffily declared he'd had enough anyway. He was a fixture in England's one-day side from the end of 1996 until the World Cup in 1999, and bowled with real guile during the Tests in New Zealand in 1996-97. But his confidence took a battering in 1997, and his career waned: the flight and turn virtually vanished, and his best moment came as a batsman, when he held South Africa at bay for more than three hours to save the Old Trafford Test in 1998.

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Jun 14, 2011

Robert Croft appeals for one of his three wickets against Middlesex, Middlesex v Glamorgan, Friends Life t20, Richmond, June 14 2011

Robert Croft appeals for one of his three wickets against Middlesex

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Sep 10, 2010

Robert Croft in action, Surrey v Glamorgan, County Championship, The Oval, September 10, 2010

Robert Croft in action

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Aug 18, 2010

Robert Croft sends down a delivery, Glamorgan v Middlesex, County Championship, Division Two, Cardiff, 3rd day, August 18, 2010

Robert Croft sends down a delivery

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Notes

Awarded the MBE on 29th Dec 2012

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