Player

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 18 15 0 3 534 302 76
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Cardiff 18 13 1 4 551 379 67
Ebbw Vale 18 13 1 4 397 292 62
Newport 18 12 0 6 470 430 57
Llandovery 18 11 1 6 506 321 57
Aberavon 17 11 1 5 402 355 53
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 18 9 0 9 394 340 47
Swansea 17 8 0 9 371 349 41
Cross Keys 17 4 1 12 379 562 28
Bridgend Ravens 16 5 0 11 316 424 27
Llanelli 18 4 1 13 337 499 25
Bedwas 17 4 0 13 341 527 23
Bargoed 17 3 0 14 327 574 17
Neath 16 1 0 15 261 622 3