Arthur Bassett

Arthur Bassett

Position: Wing

Born 28/06/1914
Died 30/12/1999
Place Of Birth Kenfig Hill
Height 183cm / 6'
Weight 86kg / 13st 7lbs

Arthur Bassett was born in Kenfig Hill on 25th June 1914 and played for several clubs before joining Cardiff during 1935/36 season
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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.

He gained six caps for Wales, the first in 1934 against Ireland & the last in 1938 against Scotland at Murrayfield. He stayed at Cardiff until the 1938/39 season then in 1939 played Rugby League for Halifax and then York in 1948.

Arthur gained international honours at Rugby League playing for Great Britain in 1946 [2 caps] and Wales RL from 1939 to 1946 winning 3 caps.

After retiring, Arthur became a publican, He passed away on December 30th 1999 in Matlock aged 85 and 185 days.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 6 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Aberavon - Cardiff - Kenfig Hill - Maesteg - Neath - Pyle - Swansea - Halifax -
Education: - Pyle Council School -
Honours: - Wales - Great Britain - Wales RL -
Services: - Glamorgan Police -

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