Wanderers celebrate with the “Cowboy”
The Wanderers took the oppurtunity to celebrate the 90th Birthday of C L ” Cowboy” Davies two weeks ago. CL was guest of honour and match day sponsor for the Cardiff Met game.
Charles Lynn “Cowboy” Davies was born near Bancyfelin, Carmarthenshire and attended Queen Elizabeth grammar school, Trinity college Carmarthen and City of Cardiff college of physical education. Davies played rugby from a young age and represented Welsh secondary schools (1946/47) proving his great pace by being Welsh schools 100yds champion in 1947. His rugby career took in spells at Carmarthen Athletic, Glamorgan Wanderers, Llanelli and Cardiff.
During a 6 year stay at the Arms Park he played 75 games for Cardiff scoring 25 tries and was selected to represent Wales, winning 3 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 on the Athletics track when in 1957 CL represented Wales AAA.
CL’s try against England :
As for his nickname?
The name was given by the Cardiff legend Stan Bowes due to a hat that CL used to wear used to look like a cowboy hat– the name stuck. Sadly the hat was borrowed in 1959 and never seen again!
CL captained the Wanderers 1st XV in 1960