Player

Arthur Bassett - Wing

Arthur Bassett
Height183
Weight86
Date Of Birth28/06/1914
Place Of BirthKenfig Hill
EducationPyle Council School
ClubsHalifax, Cardiff, Aberavon, Kenfig Hill, Maesteg, Neath, Pyle, Swansea
HonoursWales RL, Great Britain, Wales
InvitationalCrawshays
Arthur Bassett was born in Kenfig Hill on 25th June 1914 and played for several clubs before joining Cardiff during 1935/36 season. At the same time, he played for the Glamorgan County Police Team on Wednesday afternoons (rain or shine) for charity, travelling to away games using a black handsome cab as transport.
Internationally, he gained six caps for Wales, the first in 1934 against Ireland and the last in 1938 against Scotland at Murrayfield.
In 1939, after 101 games for Cardiff, he signed professional forms to play Rugby League for Halifax and then moved to York in 1948. Arthur gained international honours at Rugby League playing for Great Britain (winning 2 caps in 1946) and Wales (gaining three caps between (1939 and 1946).
After retiring Arthur became a publican.
Arthur Bassett passed away on December 30th 1999 in Matlock aged 85.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 18 15 0 3 534 302 76
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Cardiff 18 13 1 4 551 379 67
Ebbw Vale 18 13 1 4 397 292 62
Newport 18 12 0 6 470 430 57
Llandovery 18 11 1 6 506 321 57
Aberavon 17 11 1 5 402 355 53
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 18 9 0 9 394 340 47
Swansea 17 8 0 9 371 349 41
Cross Keys 17 4 1 12 379 562 28
Bridgend Ravens 16 5 0 11 316 424 27
Llanelli 18 4 1 13 337 499 25
Bedwas 17 4 0 13 341 527 23
Bargoed 17 3 0 14 327 574 17
Neath 16 1 0 15 261 622 3