Apr 122013

Chris “Buck” Rogers continued his fine English County form overnight with his first fifty of the summer.

Leading from the front both as captain and opening bat, Rogers sped to 50 off only 82 balls.

Not known for a rapid scoring rate, he handled the trying conditions with relative ease.

An opening stand of 106 with Sam Robson put Middlesex in control chasing Notts’ first innings of 278.

Roger’s dismissal, LBW to AJmal Shahzad, sparked a mini collapse before John Simpon and Gareth Berg combined for 116 to leave Middlesex 6-297 at stumps on day two.

If the Australian selectors are looking for a hardened County pro they need not look further than Rogers.

He’s made a career of anchoring innings, occupying the crease and registering big totals in England, and would not look out of place in a Baggy Green again.

First Posted 12 April, 2013 5:11PM AEDT

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