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Rev Canon Ken Rogers Funeral Update

5th March 2019 Posted in County Club and League and People by Michael Weeks

 

Sadly the death on 12 February was announced of a stalwart of Cornish Cricket and Cornish sport, Rev’d Canon Ken Rogers at the age of 85.

The funeral took place on Monday 4th March at 11 am at Truro Cathedral.

Requiem mass conducted byThe Dean of the Cathedral.

RIP Father Ken

 

Father Ken Rogers presents to County Captain Tom Sharp in 2005.

Father Ken was a Life Member of Cornwall County Cricket Club and a Vice-President of the Cornwall Football Association and the Cornwall Rugby Football Union.

 

He was elected to the County Club General Committee in 1967 and became the Honorary Secretary in 1992 following the retirement of Tom Meneer.

He continued in the post for eight years, before becoming Assistant Secretary to the current incumbent,  Mrs Anita George MBE in 2000.

Three County Secretaries – Father Ken, Anita George MBE & Tom Meneer at St Austell in 2002.

In 2007 he succeeded Julian Williams CBE, who passed away in January 2019, as the County Club President.

The 2008 County Club AGM

Father Ken was succeeded in 2012 by Col Ronnie Potts.

Father Ken congratulates Col Ronnie Potts on Cornwall CCC being crowned Minor County Champions in 2012 at Truro CC.

He was a founder member of the Cornwall Cricket Board representing the County Club between 1996 and 2000.

He was Vice-Chairman of Truro Cricket Club between 1979-82, Chairman 1983-87 and the Club’s President since 1993.

In his ‘100 Years of Cornwall County Cricket’ published in 1995, the author Michael Williams wrote ” The 1992 annual general meeting produced the election of a new county secretary. Tom Meneer stood down and for the first time since the election of the Rev R F Frazer-Frizell all those years ago (1895), a parson was to hold office. Canon Ken Rogers, based at Bodmin, is a well-known worker for Truro cricket and before taking Holy orders was master in charge of cricket at Truro Cathedral School. Ken Rogers opened the batting for the old Penzance Grammar School and played a good deal of friendly club cricket in West Cornwall. He went on to become a very good umpire and one of the founders and the first secretary of the Cornish Crusaders. in the winter months he refereed football matches and remains a loyal supporter of Plymouth Argyle. he is also a vice-president of the Cornwall Rugby Football Union. A witty and knowledgeable after-dinner speaker, Father Ken is a frequent guest at cricket club dinners.”

Father Ken presents the WT Edwards Cup to Werrington’s Nigel Dennis in 2005

Amongst numerous tributes on social media following the announcement of his death:

 

RIP Father Ken

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