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The Resource Bucking the trend, by Chris Rogers and Daniel Bretting

Bucking the trend, by Chris Rogers and Daniel Bretting

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Bucking the trend
Title
Bucking the trend
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by Chris Rogers and Daniel Bretting
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eng
Summary
Chris 'Buck' Rogers has been a prolific run-scorer at state, county and national level. A left-handed opener, Chris Rogers was the right man at the right time when Australia decided they needed a safe pair of hands for the 2013 Ashes series in England following the retirements of Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey. That safe pair of hands was built in English conditions where he had played for four first-class county teams, so picking Chris Rogers made perfect sense. By the time Rogers made 110 against England, he had already scored 60 hundreds and 20,000 runs in first-class cricket. Thoughtful, intelligent and setting high standards of himself, Rogers has played first-class cricket for Western Australia, Victoria, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Somerset and Middlesex. He captained both Middlesex and Somerset. Rogers was first selected for the Australian Under-19 side in 1996. But having played only one Test for Australia in 2007 and with an excellent international career, the fact he had been overlooked for the National team was puzzling to commentators. It was not surprising that by early 2014, he had not only added another dozen caps to the single Baggy Green awarded six years earlier but also played in two Ashes series, including the 2013-14 whitewashing of England
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Most Australian Test players do things a certain way. Get into the Australian cricket pathway early. Go to the Academy. Win favour with senior players. Think long-term about your career at a young age. Think first of attack, and leave defence as a last resort. Do things the Australian way, never mind the Poms. Keep the game as simple as possible. Avoid tinkering too much with your technique. Chris ?Buck? Rogers did none of these things. Instead he forged a cricket life in his own distinctive style, learning from mistakes and imparting that wisdom on others. In many ways he is a player out of time, harking back to the days when cricketers spent as much time with their clubs, states or counties as they did with the national side. Bucking the Trend is the story of a journeyman cricketer who, after one Test at the age of 30, took another five years to regain a spot in the Australian side. What followed was a rollercoaster ride, taking in emotional centuries in three Ashes series and skirting disaster with a series of blows to the head when they were feared more than ever. Rogers' road to the top was far from straightforward; there is a rare richness in his cricketing tale.
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ANL
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1977 August 31-
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Rogers, Chris
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no index present
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Brettig, Daniel
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  • Rogers, Chris
  • Rogers, Chris
  • Cricket
  • Cricket
  • Cricket players
  • Test matches (Cricket)
  • Cricket matches
  • Cricket players
  • Cricket
Label
Bucking the trend, by Chris Rogers and Daniel Bretting
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058930205
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 323 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743792506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)958099749
Label
Bucking the trend, by Chris Rogers and Daniel Bretting
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058930205
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 323 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743792506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)958099749

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