A member of a well-known family of cricketers in Oxfordshire, Basil Rogers played twice for Glamorgan during June 1922 whilst the professional with Swansea CC.
Basil had played Minor County cricket for Bedfordshire either side of the Great War, before accepting an offer to join Swansea CC and to qualify by residence for the Welsh county. He also represented South Wales in their friendly against North Wales at the Arms Park in August 1922, but he cut a rather anonymous role bowling four wicketless overs and not batting in the two-day game.
He made his Championship debut against Northamptonshire at St. Helen’s in what was a rare victory for Glamorgan, and he kept his place for the following match against Lancashire at the Arms Park. However he made little impact with either bat or ball and was released by Glamorgan at the end of the season.
Basil continued to play in Minor County cricket for both Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire, having secured a coaching position at one of the Oxford colleges.
ROGERS, Basil Leonard
Born – Bedford, 20th June 1896.
Died – Claro, Ripon, 1st December 1975.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 16* v Northamptonshire at Swansea, 1923; 1/22 v Lancashire at Cardiff Arms Park, 1923.