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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 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3