Reg Davies was Lynn player-manager from December 1965 to November 1970.
Although his parents had a show-business career in mind for him he started in
non-league with Cwm Athletic near Swansea and signed amateur forms for
Southampton in the mid-1940s. After National Service he joined Southend in 1949.
Davies signed for Newcastle for Â£9,000 making a scoring debut for the Magpies in
a 3-1 home victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in October 1951, During his time
there he scored 50 goals in 170 games. In October 1958 Davies joined Swansea
Town and subsequently went on to play for Carlisle United, and Merthyr Tydfil
from who he joined Lynn.
Reg's managerial record at The Walks was - played 265 games, 170 wins, 75 draws
and 120 defeats.
As a player he made 217 appearances, scoring 29 goals. During his time in the
hot seat the club won the East Anglian Cup (three times) and the Eastern
Reg was succeeded by former Tottenham and Arsenal defender Laurie Brown on 30
A testimonial match against a Cambridge United XI was staged in 22 Feb 1971.
In 1971 he emigrated to Perth, working as player-coach with Bayswater United and
Ascot, guiding them both to major trophies. He appeared for Western Australia
against New Zealand when he was 47, and played at a high standard into his 50th
year. Davies made his full international debut against Scotland 18 October 1952
making a total of six appearances for Wales.
Born Cymmer, near Swansea 27 May 1929; died Perth, Australia, 9