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absolutely top guy and a great servant to Glamorgan.Never quite understood the persistent selection of Ashley Giles ahead of him! Croft had more in his armoury as a bowler, and was a better batsman. very strange!hopefully he'll prove to be a top coach and nurture thw Glamorgan youngsters!
A player who always gave a 100% down for county or country.Remember him on tour in the Windies as 12th Man spent all his lunch time session practicing the pull shot & hook, ready for a Windies barrage should he be called upon.
Good cricketer and nice bloke. On a footnote Glamorgan over the last couple of years have been easily the poorest County. Invested in ground for the sacrifice of quality players
@3"Would never have played for England these days"I doubt he's had any England ambitions for the last decade!He did a job for club and country (when picked) never going to be a world beater, but a decent performer on his day.
A good player who England missed out on the best of. Mostly due to poor captaincy (never got close catchers, he was only used to keep the score down at one end) and dreadful selectors. Croft missed out on a Windies tour because Windies players "don't like the ball turning away from them". They picked Tufnell & Salisbury instead. The problem? The whole WI Middle order were left handed. Facepalm.
Played for England at a time when off-spinners were not in-vogue due to Mr Warne. Also suffered a disproportionate number of missed chances behind the stumps. Still has a lot to offer the game, and deserving of promotion from Sky's 'C' team.
I have been a member of Glamorgan for many years. Robert has been a huge asset for them and has always performed well. He has a rare quality in a top sportsman in that he has time for anybody. A true gentleman. I can remember him singing Allouette in 1997 from the balcony at the top of his voice and hope it made the MCC wince.Robert, you are a Glamorgan legend.
Really good cricketer and a nice bloke off the field too. Always enjoyed watching him bat and bowl. Glamorgan owe him a great deal!Enjoy a bit more fly fishing in your retirement!
Solid county pro, not quite international class, though he did play in a few tests: I remember his batting saving a test and he was then dropped, his bowling not being quite up to the mark.
Thanks for everything Robert, your loyalty and service to both Glamorgan and local cricket here in the Swansea area. You are a legend down here!!Enjoy your retirement
An excellent servant of both Glamorgan and the game. He would have played many more internationals if he had played for one of the favoured counties.
@ 3If there had been anyone better than Croft he would have taken his place in the Glamorgan team - clearly there wasn't anyone.Hope you enjoy your retirement Robert - you've been a credit to the game.
What a cracking servant to the game though. A good lad as well. On his day he was a brilliant spinner
another over rated englishman/welsh man taking up a spot for a new and upcoming spin bowler to come through the ranks for the last 5 years. average player would never have played for england these days
Was he still playing?? Thought he retired years ago.
Top player, top bloke.
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