C Lynn (Cowboy) Davies

C Lynn (Cowboy) Davies

Position: Wing

Date Of Birth 30/12/1929 (88)
Place Of Birth Bancyfelin

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.

Playing Summary
  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  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/11/1952 Oxford University WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  03/11/1952 Northampton Saints WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  29/11/1952 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  13/12/1952 Cambridge University WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  20/12/1952 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  26/12/1952 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 0  
  27/12/1952 Watsonians WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 29 - 3  
  03/01/1953 Birmingham Moseley WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  10/01/1953 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 5  
  24/01/1953 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  31/01/1953 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 9 - 11  
  07/02/1953 Bristol Bears WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 8  
  14/02/1953 London Welsh WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 12 - 3  
  21/02/1953 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  28/02/1953 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 14  
  14/03/1953 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  21/03/1953 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  26/03/1953 Birkenhead Park WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  28/03/1953 Sale Sharks WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  11/04/1953 Devonport Services WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 11  
  13/04/1953 St Ives WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 22 - 0  
  14/04/1953 Penzance & Newlyn WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  25/04/1953 Cheltenham WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  29/04/1953 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  21/09/1953 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  30/09/1953 Penarth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 3  
  03/10/1953 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  17/10/1953 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  24/10/1953 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  31/10/1953 Cambridge University WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  20/02/1954 Old Belvedere WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  22/02/1954 Bective Rangers WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 8 - 21  
  13/03/1954 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  11/12/1954 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  13/12/1954 Cambridge University WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  01/01/1955 Birmingham Moseley WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  31/03/1955 Birkenhead Park WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  10/09/1955 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  14/09/1955 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  01/10/1955 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 16  
  08/10/1955 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  15/10/1955 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  22/10/1955 Cambridge University WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  29/10/1955 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  12/11/1955 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  19/11/1955 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  27/12/1955 Watsonians WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 17 - 9  
  28/01/1956 Cheltenham WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 19 - 5  
  25/02/1956 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  17/03/1956 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 10  
  27/03/1956 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  31/03/1956 Barbarians WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  07/04/1956 Plymouth Albion WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 8  
  09/04/1956 Penzance & Newlyn WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  14/04/1956 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  19/04/1956 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  21/04/1956 Leicester Tigers WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 20 - 5  
  30/04/1956 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  03/05/1956 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1956 Germany WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 0  
  08/09/1956 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 5  
  03/11/1956 Oxford University WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  10/11/1956 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  17/11/1956 Wasps WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 16 - 5  
  01/12/1956 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  15/12/1956 Rosslyn Park WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  26/12/1956 Wasps WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 0  
  29/12/1956 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  31/12/1956 Glasgow HSFP WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 8 - 9  
  01/01/1957 Watsonians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  22/04/1957 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 8  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  19/09/1957 Pontypool WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 3  
  21/12/1957 Rosslyn Park WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  04/01/1958 Birmingham Moseley WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  18/01/1958 London Welsh WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 8  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 6  

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