Death of Len Davies, great Cardiff City and Welsh international forward of the 1920s. First played for the Welsh club as an outside right in 1917 and then served in the Merchant Navy. Signed full time in 1919 and became the brains of the most successful Cardiff side in their history when they almost won the League Championship in 1924, poor Len missed a penalty at Birmingham on the last day of the season to deny them the honour, and went to Wembley in 1925 and 1927, taking the Cup out of England for the only time on the latter occasion. From 1922 until 1930 he was a regular in the Welsh teams and turned out in 21 internationals. A year later he joined Thames, then in the Third South and spent his last season with them. League record for Cardiff 303 matches and 126 goals; for Thames 27 games and 12 goals.