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C Lynn (Cowboy) Davies - Wing

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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
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19