A. James "Jim" Croston (born circa 1912) was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s, and 1940s, and coach of the 1940s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Lancashire, and at club level for Castleford, and Wakefield Trinity (captain) (Heritage № 522), as a Centre, i.e. number 3 or 4, and coaching at club level for Wakefield Trinity.
Jim Croston won caps for England while at Castleford in 1936 against Wales, in 1938 against Wales (2 matches), and France, in 1939 against France, and Wales, and won a cap for Great Britain while at Castleford in 1937 against Australia.
Jim Croston won caps playing Centre, i.e. number 3 for Lancashire while at Castleford, in the 5-5 draw with Yorkshire at Leeds' stadium on 9 January 1935, the 7-4 victory over Cumberland at Whitehaven's stadium on 21 September 1935, scoring 1-try in the 28-6 victory over Yorkshire at Castleford's stadium on 21 October 1936, scoring 2 -tries in the 18-10 victory over Cumberland at St. Helens' stadium on 31 October 1936, 23-17 victory over Cumberland at Workington Town's stadium on 18 September 1937, scoring 1-try in the 7-5 victory over Australia at Warrington's stadium on 29 September 1937, the 8-7 victory over Cumberland at Wigan's stadium on 14 September 38, and the 10-10 draw with Yorkshire at Leeds' stadium on 26 October 1938.
County League appearances
Jim Croston played in Castleford's victory in the Yorkshire County League during the 1938–39 season.
Challenge Cup Final appearances
Jim Croston played Centre, i.e. number 4 in Castleford's 11-8 victory over Huddersfield in the 1935 Challenge Cup Final during the 1934–35 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 4 May 1935, in front of a crowd of 39,000, and was captain in Wakefield Trinity's 13-12 victory over Wigan in the 1946 Challenge Cup Final during the 1945–46 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 4 May 1946, in front of a crowd of 54,730.
County Cup Final appearances
Jim Croston was the coach in Wakefield Trinity's 2-5 defeat by Bradford Northern in the 1945 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1945–46 season at Thrum Hall, Halifax on Saturday 3 November 1945, played Centre, i.e. number 4, and was the coach in the 10-0 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1946 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1946–47 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 31 November 1946, and was the coach (standing in for Harry Beverley) in the 17-3 victory over Keighley in the 1951 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1951–52 Northern season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 27 October 1951.