Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe - Rugby Under 14 XV, 1964/65

Back row, left to right: Richard B Stevens 5Y, Rob Worley 4Y, Richard Gamble 4SB, David Beasley 4Y, CL McKibben 4SB, CALB (Charlie) Wood 4SB, Keith Barrett 4A, Neil Smith 4A.
Front row, left to right: John Bailey 4SB, Pete Brown 4A, William Gerrish 4X, Steve Gamester 4S, Adrian Broadway 4X, Ian Pattinson 4X, Steve Hoath 4X.

My thanks to Adrian Broadway for sending me the photo.

A hi-res version of the photo may also be viewed and downloaded here on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnchess2/10328027835/in/photostream/

Wycombiensian, May 1965, p723

The team enjoyed a fair amount of victories this season, combined with crushing defeats from Watford G.S. and Sir William Borlase School.

The backs were not given much chance to display their skill, but were ably led by their captain, Gamester. Woodford and Brown in particular played well all season, as did Barrett, Gerrish, Stevens and Worley.

The forwards, led by Pattinson and McKibben, were always strong in the scrum, but a bit weak in the line-outs; Haynes, Hoath and Beasley worked well together, assisted by Gamble, Gostlow, Broadway, Wood and Smith. The team lacked tackling experience, a notable exception being Jackson, the full-back, who always tackled well.

The best matches of the season were against Warrenfield, which was won with the last kick of the match, and Henley, which was rather one-sided (76-3), Woodford and Gamester scoring 10 tries between them.

Our thanks are due to Mr. J. R. Williams, for taking so much interest in the team.

I. R. H. Pattinson

 

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