Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe - Tennis - Youll Cup Winners, 1964
In 1964, the RGS High Wycombe tennis team retained the Youll Cup which it had won for the first time the previous year. They once again defeated Charterhouse by 3-2 in the final, which was played on 31 July 1964 at Wimbledon. This still ranks very high on the list of the RGS's sporting achievements as the Youll Cup is a highly prestigious event competed for by the cream of the country's schools. The winning team is shown above, left to right: Peter Moores, David Davies, Peter Farmer and Maynard Panter.

The Youll Cup-winning team with the trophy - left to right - David Davies, Maynard Panter, Peter Moores and Peter Farmer.

Mervyn Davies (father of David) wrote in the Wycombiensian, September 1964:

We've done it again.

The Public Schools' Lawn Tennis Association 1964 competition for the Youll Cup was held at Wimbledon this year and during the week beginning Monday, July 27th, the High Wycombe team fought its way steadily through to another final against Charterhouse.

The R.G.S. team was:-

1st Pair: Peter Moores (Capt.) and Peter Farmer. 2nd Pair: Maynard Panter and David Davies.

They defeated Sevenoaks (2-0), Eastbourne (1-1, 3-2 sets), Magdalen College School (2-0), City of London (2-0), Bradfield (3-2), Bedford (3-0), and finally Charterhouse (3-2).

Peter Moores played well within himself for most of the week and it was clear to all that he had developed greatly since last year. On only two occasions was he called upon to play a deciding singles and he made no mistake each time. In the final he overwhelmed his plucky Charterhouse opponent 6‑2, 6‑0. Peter Farmer partnered him admirably and dealt some very shrewd blows at important moments in the tense struggles.

Maynard Panter and David Davies are to be congratulated on good steady play and upon the fact that thanks to their efforts against their opposite numbers, Peter Moores had to play only two singles matches.

The tension at Wimbledon on Friday, the final day, was almost unbearable and at one particularly tense moment when a Wycombe player had to hold his service to save a vital set, his mother agreed that the travail of motherhood was as nothing compared with this. We did, however, win through and the boys showed great fighting spirit.

Mr. C. M. Haworth was there nursing them along and taking the strain like the man he is.

The Youll Cup was presented to the Royal Grammar School team by Mr. Roderick Maclaren, who founded the Public Schools' L.T.A. in 1936 and started the Youll Cup competition in 1946. Then eight teams competed, this year there were 84.

Peter Moores played for the Public Schools' team against the All-England Club on the Saturday following the final - a well-deserved honour. [end of Mervyn Davies' 1964 report]


My thanks to David Davies for sending me the photos.


I've put full-sized versions of the two photos in a Flickr set with those of the 1963 Youll Cup winning team here. List of Youll Cup winners, 1946-2006 (PDF)

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