Matt's funeral will be on Monday 6 March 2017 at 12
Noon at Holy Trinity Church, Rainow and then afterwards at the
Robin Hood in the village.
Matt’s wife Laura would like anyone from the Quiz League who
wishes to attend to meet outside their house (see the News and Views for
details) no later than 11:45am so that the funeral cortege can be walked to the
church. Alternatively, people can go directly to the church if they wish.
Laura would like everyone to then attend at the Robin Hood
for food and drink for a fitting send off for Matt.
Please be early and note that there will be a road block in
the village from 11:30am. The Robin Hood has allowed the family to use their
car park all day and there will be NO parking except for funeral vehicles on
Church Lane itself.
The Robin Hood will be open early for tea, coffee etc on the
morning of the funeral.
A group of Matt and Laura’s friends have taken the burden
off the family and are arranging the catering and other things and would
appreciate an idea of numbers.
If you do intend to attend the funeral and the Robin Hood
afterwards, if you let me or Nick know, we will pass on the numbers etc to
everyone organising the day.
As per my email of today, I am sorry to be passing on some
unbelievably sad news about one of our colleagues.
I’ve been informed that Matt Rogers, who has played
for the Waters Green Lemmings this year and the Robin Hood at
Rainow previously, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday last week, the 17th
I’ve no more information that I can share with you currently
but Nick and Bob from the Waters Green Lemmings team have been given this news
and they quite reasonably wanted people to be aware of it before the Cup and
Plate games take place tomorrow.
Matt was a regular contributor in recent years to the
League, not least through his many witty and incisive comments on Nick’s blog, both
in his own name and that of Alan a’ Dale before that. Matt also provided some
very comprehensive data at the end of last season analysing the last 15 years’
worth of individual scores across the Leagues, whilst he was also top of the B
League Individual table himself in the latest published News and Views.
Although Matt may have only been involved for a few short
years in this forum, he most certainly made his mark and he will be remembered
kindly by all of us. A local Altrincham news site has printed the below tribute
to Matt as well…