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The value of the old dog

Aug 4, 2016: Senior players are important to the team, not only to act as calm heads in crisis situations but also to provide inspiration to younger talent

Crispin Andrews

Somerset v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Taunton, 1st day

Somerset gamble on late pitch change

Jul 10, 2016: Harry Podmore claimed four wickets on his first County Championship appearance for Middlesex as Somerset were bowled out for 236 on the opening day of the match at Taunton

ECB Reporters Network

Somerset v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Taunton, 3rd day

Last-wicket heroics seal Somerset comeback

May 30, 2016: Somerset's last-wicket pair of Jack Leach and Tim Groenewald eked out the 31 runs required to secure a dramatic victory over Surrey

Daniel Brettig in Taunton

Middlesex v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Lord's, 1st day

Rogers hits century on return to Lord's

May 22, 2016: Chris Rogers enjoyed himself hugely on his return to Lord's as he scored 104 not out against his former county to guide Somerset to 219 for 2 on the opening day against Middlesex

ECB Reporters Network

Somerset v Yorkshire, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Taunton, 4th day

Yorkshire cling on to preserve unbeaten run

May 18, 2016: Somerset failed in their concerted bid to beat Yorkshire on the final day of their Specsavers' County Championship game at the County Ground, Taunton

ECB Reporters Network

Somerset v Lancashire, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Taunton, 4th day

Trescothick and Rogers provide Banger for Somerset's Buck

May 4, 2016: In some ways, every day is Marcus Trescothick Day at the county ground in Taunton, so greatly does his spirit seem to animate the place

Alan Gardner at Taunton

Durham v Somerset, Championship, Division One, Chester-le-Street, 4th day

Rogers rues 'unforgivable' bowling as Somerset escape with a draw

Apr 13, 2016: Somerset's players skedaddled away from the Riverside before lunch on Wednesday with a draw in their results column and eight points gained from the match

Paul Edwards at Chester-le-Street

County news

Rogers enthused by Somerset challenge

Apr 8, 2016: Chris Rogers feels that "life has come full circle" as he settles in the south-west of England for the first time since he left Australia to pursue his cricket career as a fresh-faced 18-year-old

David Hopps

County news

Rogers, Allenby step up as Trescothick steps down

Jan 21, 2016: Marcus Trescothick has promised his "unconditional support" to his replacements having stepped down as captain of Somerset

George Dobell

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Rogers recalls 'horrible time' after several head hits

Nov 8, 2015: Chris Rogers has spoken of how angry and upset he was after being hit on the helmet while fielding at short leg last summer, and of the psychological effects of a number of blows to the head following the death of Phillip Hughes

Brydon Coverdale

County news

Somerset becomes Rogers' fifth county

Oct 7, 2015: Chris Rogers, the former Australia opener, has signed a one-year deal with Somerset who will become his fifth English county

ESPNcricinfo staff

In praise of the old dog

Aug 25, 2015: Sometimes it just makes sense to pick an in-form player in his 30s than a younger alternative

Ed Smith

The Investec Ashes 2015

Rogers peaks in series of change

Aug 24, 2015: ESPNcricinfo rates the Australia players involved in the Ashes series

Daniel Brettig

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 4th day

High drama, low tension

Aug 23, 2015: There was some crazy cricket in the Ashes although the quality was not always high. Yet for both teams it is the final outcome that matters. Careers are defined.

Mark Nicholas

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, Kia Oval, 1st day

Too late, Australia finally bat ugly

Aug 20, 2015: The Ashes have been handed back, so Australia's show of defiance on the opening day has come too late to impact the present but is a model for how they must adapt to challenges in the future

Daniel Brettig at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, Kia Oval

England target Ashes history

Aug 19, 2015: ESPNcricinfo previews the final Ashes Test at The Oval as England aim for 4-1 and Australia hunt for pride

The Preview by David Hopps

Chris Rogers retires

Why Australia will miss Chris Rogers

Aug 18, 2015: Chris Rogers' batting could be considered slow and bland, but the numbers show that is only relative. And there's no denying his effectiveness

Brydon Coverdale

The Investec Ashes 2015

Ashes regained in 14 days

Aug 9, 2015: ESPNcricinfo looks back on the four Tests in a fast-forward series which decided the Ashes with a match to spare

Andrew McGlashan


Pitches, hubris, Clarke and Smith

Aug 8, 2015: ESPNcricinfo picks out the five reasons why Australia lost the Ashes

Daniel Brettig at Trent Bridge

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day

England reawaken Australia's demons

Jul 31, 2015: In a series of remarkable swings nothing is certain, but Australia are facing some familiar foes as they attempt to recover from their Edgbaston thrashing

Jarrod Kimber
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