Friday 8 May 2009 

Rogers Ready To Start 2009 Season With Derbyshire

Australian Chris Rogers has arrived in England and is ready to begin his second season as an overseas player with Derbyshire.

The opening batsman, once-capped by his country, had faced a delay due to visa problems but he arrived in the country this morning (8th May).

Rogers scored 1,372 first-class runs at 57.16 in 2008, earning a Test cap for in 2008 at Perth.

Derbyshire Chief Executive Keith Loring said: "It has been a long and frustrating exercise in helping Chris obtain his visa, after it had originally been turned down on a technicality but that is behind us now and we are delighted that Chris is with us."

Rogers will now take over as captain of the side.

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