Tennis: Youll Cup Victories in 1963 and 1964

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Tennis: Youll Cup Victories in 1963 and 1964

Postby John Saunders » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:29 am

The school achieved two of its finest sporting successes in 1963 and 1964, winning and then retaining the Youll Cup, which is the highly prestigious tennis team competition competed for by the country's leading independent schools. One of the successful 1964 team, David Davies (son of MMD), has very kindly sent me two photos, which I have put on the website here.

Here's one of them...

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Ideally I'd also like to feature the 1963 Youll Cup success. There is a photo in the September 1963 Wycombiensian of the trophy being presented to the winning captain, David Orchard, alongside the other three winners, Peter Moores, Maynard Panter and Geoffrey Seale. I'd rather not scan from the magazine as it would produce a poor quality scan.

RGS beat Charterhouse in both the 1963 and 1964 finals. Peter Moores was the school's outstanding tennis player on both occasions and the 1963 final came down to a rubber between him and Charterhouse's Richard Gilliat, whom Moores beat 6-3, 6-4 to clinch the cup. The Carthusian may have taken his defeat as a sign that he would not thrive at lawn tennis as he later became a very fine cricketer who captained Hampshire for several seasons in the 1970s before returning to his old school as a master.
John Saunders
RGS 1963-70 (personal website http://www.saund.co.uk)

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Re: Tennis: Youll Cup Victories in 1963 and 1964

Postby John Saunders » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:56 pm

I've just received two more photos from David Orchard who captained the 1963 Youll Cup-winning side.

I've put these together with the 1964 tennis photos on a Flickr page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnchess2 ... 661106613/

I've also put up a page for the 1963 Youll Cup win on my website: http://www.rgs.saund.co.uk/1963tennisyoullcup.html
John Saunders
RGS 1963-70 (personal website http://www.saund.co.uk)