John May (back row, left) in the Charterhouse team of 1947

JWH May

(extract from the Eton Fives Association Annual Report 1990/91)

Peter and John May, from Charterhouse, were perhaps the most accomplished pair of all time, and such was their domination of the Kinnaird Cup for the three years they entered, 1951-1953, that they lost but a single game. Had they not gracefully retired - pour encourager les autres? - while still maintaining their prowess and distinction in other sporting fields, they would have continued unbeaten for years.

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Charles Sheepshanks

(extract from the Eton Fives Association Annual Report 1990/91)

Etonian Charles Sheepshanks, gifted all-round sportsman too, was one of the great artists of Eton Fives.

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