27 December 1921|
Ashford, Kent, England
|Died||26 May 2015
Sutton Valence, England
|Current club information|
|1948-1953||New Cross Rangers|
|1953-1955, 1959-1960||Norwich Stars|
|1950||London Riders' Championship|
|1948, 1962||National League Champion|
|1948||National League Div 3 Champion|
|1961||National League KO Cup Winner|
|1955, 1961||National Trophy winner|
Roger started his career with the Exeter Falcons in 1947 on loan from the New Cross Rangers. Until July 1948 he was part of the Falcons team that won the National League Division Three Championship, but was recalled by New Cross. He featured in ten outings for New Cross, and received a medal when they won the National League Division One title in the same season.
In 1949 he joined the Rangers full-time and qualified for the first of his five World Final appearances. In 1950 Rogers won the prestigious London Riders' Championship and made his debut for England.
Rogers stayed with New Cross until 1953, making two further World Final appearances in the meantime, before joining the Norwich Stars when the Rangers closed. A season with the Poole Pirates in 1956 was followed with a season with the Ipswich Witches where he broke his leg.
He is the oldest surviving world finalist as of July 2011.
World final appearances
- 1949 - London, Wembley Stadium - 10th - 7pts
- 1950 - London, Wembley Stadium - Res - 5pts
- 1952 - London, Wembley Stadium - 15th - 2pts
- 1955 - London, Wembley Stadium - 16th - 0pts
- 1959 - London, Wembley Stadium - 16th - 0pts 
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