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C Lynn (Cowboy) Davies - Wing

C Lynn (Cowboy) Davies
Date Of Birth30/12/1929
Place Of BirthBancyfelin
EducationQueen Elizabeth Grammar School, Carmarthen, Trinity College, Carmarthen
ClubsCardiff, Carmarthen Quins, Glamorgan Wanderers, Carmarthen Athletic, Blaengarw
RegionsScarlets
HonoursWales, Wales Schools
Charles Lynn 'Cowboy' Davies was born in Pretoria, near Bancyfelin in Carmarthenshire and attended Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Trinity College, Carmarthen and the City of Cardiff College of Physical Education. Davies played rugby from a young age and represented the Welsh Secondary Schools (in 1946 and 1947) proving his great pace by being the Welsh Schools 100yds Champion in 1947. His rugby career took in spells at Carmarthen Athletic, Glamorgan Wanderers, Llanelli and Cardiff. 
During a six year stay at the Arms Park he played 75 games for Cardiff scoring 25 tries and was selected to represent Wales, winning three caps in 1956. His debut was against England under the captaincy of Cliff Morgan when he scored a try that he ran in from 40 yards. Further international recognition came, not on the rugby field but back on the athletics track when, in 1957, CL represented Wales AAA.
As for his nickname? That was given him by the Cardiff legend Stan Bowes due to a hat that CL used to wear that looked like a cowboy hat – the name stuck. Sadly in 1959 somebody ‘borrowed’ the hat and it was never seen again.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1952-1953 24 16 1 7 8 0 0 0 24
1953-1954 9 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 6
1954-1955 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
1955-1956 22 14 1 7 8 0 0 0 24
1956-1957 12 8 1 3 5 0 0 0 15
1957-1958 4 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 6
TOTAL 75 46 5 24 25 0 0 0 75
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3