|Full name||Edmund Sclater Crofts|
23 January 1859|
Winchester, Hampshire, England
|Died||23 December 1938
Carlton, Bedfordshire, England
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 7 January 2010
Crofts represented Hampshire in one first-class match in 1885, which was Hampshires final season with first-class status until the 1895 County Championship. Crofts made his single appearance against the Marylebone Cricket Club.
Crofts was commissioned a second-lieutenant in the Hampshire Regiment on 11 August 1880, and promoted to lieutenant on 1 July 1881. He was promoted to captain on 29 August 1886, and served with the Burmese expedition in 1887 (for which he received the India General Service Medal with clasps). He was promoted to major on 27 March 1897. Three years later he again saw active service in the Second Boer War, where he took part in operations in the Orange River Colony in August 1900, including the attack on Winburg and the capture of Boer Commandant Hermanus Olivier. Following the end of the war in June 1902, he returned to the United Kingdom on the SS Europan which arrived at Southampton in early September.
- Hart´s Army list, 1903
- "The Army in South Africa - Troops returning home". The Times (36858). London. 28 August 1902. p. 9.