Mel Baker

Mel Baker

Position: Wing

Place Of Birth Newport

Albert Melville Baker won 3 Welsh caps 1909-1910 vs Scotland (2) and France and was also a British Lion for South Africa tour in 1910 where he played 1 test. He remained in South Africa and played for Griqualand West and won Currie Cup in 1911. While visiting in 1922 he played 1 game for Newport vs Barbarians and scored try. Scored Newport's only try vs Australia 1908 (L3-5).

Newport RFC record : 1907/8-1909/10 : 83 apps / 55t + April 1922 : 1 app / 1t = 84 apps / 56t.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1907/1908 14 9 3 2 9 0 0 0 27  
  1908/1909 32 21 1 10 20 0 0 0 60  
  1909/1910 37 27 8 2 26 0 0 0 78  
  1921/1922 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3  
  Total 84 58 12 14 56 0 0 0 168  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  28/09/1907 Pontnewydd WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 3  
  05/10/1907 Old Merchant Taylors WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 39 - 0  
  22/02/1908 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  29/02/1908 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  07/03/1908 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  14/03/1908 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 5 - 4  
  21/03/1908 Blackheath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 0  
  28/03/1908 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  04/04/1908 Bristol Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  11/04/1908 Leicester Tigers WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 22 - 4  
  18/04/1908 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  20/04/1908 Abertillery WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  21/04/1908 Tredegar CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  25/04/1908 Devonport Albion WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 11 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  26/09/1908 Aberavon CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 10 - 3  
  03/10/1908 Old Merchant Taylors CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 26 - 3  
  05/10/1908 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  10/10/1908 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 8 - 15  
  17/10/1908 Blackheath CE 3 0 0 0 9 W 25 - 6  
  31/10/1908 Swansea FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  07/11/1908 Leicester Tigers WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 10  
  14/11/1908 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 11  
  21/11/1908 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  28/11/1908 Penarth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  05/12/1908 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 - 0  
  12/12/1908 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  19/12/1908 Australia WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 5  
  24/12/1908 Abertillery WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  26/12/1908 Watsonians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  02/01/1909 Scarlets WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  09/01/1909 Devonport Albion WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  11/01/1909 Plymouth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  23/01/1909 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  30/01/1909 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  13/02/1909 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 12  
  20/02/1909 Leicester Tigers FB 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 5  
  27/02/1909 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 7  
  13/03/1909 Tredegar WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 0  
  20/03/1909 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  27/03/1909 Blackheath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 5  
  03/04/1909 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  10/04/1909 London Welsh WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 21 - 0  
  12/04/1909 Pontypool WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  13/04/1909 Plymouth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 6  
  17/04/1909 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 4  
  24/04/1909 Devonport Albion WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 7  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  18/09/1909 Cwmbran WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 34 - 0  
  25/09/1909 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 10 - 0  
  30/09/1909 Cardiff WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 0  
  02/10/1909 Old Merchant Taylors CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 20 - 3  
  04/10/1909 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  09/10/1909 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 4 - 4  
  16/10/1909 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  23/10/1909 Penarth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 0  
  30/10/1909 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  06/11/1909 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  08/11/1909 Cambridge University WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 22 - 3  
  13/11/1909 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 4  
  20/11/1909 Leicester Tigers WI 4 0 0 0 12 W 23 - 3  
  27/11/1909 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  04/12/1909 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  11/12/1909 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 - 0  
  18/12/1909 Gloucester Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  24/12/1909 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  27/12/1909 Watsonians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  28/12/1909 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 8  
  01/01/1910 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  08/01/1910 Devonport Albion WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 6  
  10/01/1910 Plymouth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  15/01/1910 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  22/01/1910 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  29/01/1910 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 - 3  
  08/02/1910 Stade Francais Paris WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  12/02/1910 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  05/03/1910 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  12/03/1910 Brynmawr WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 23 - 3  
  19/03/1910 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/03/1910 Blackheath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 12  
  28/03/1910 Pontypool WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 14 - 0  
  29/03/1910 Plymouth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 0  
  02/04/1910 Devonport Albion WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 6 - 0  
  09/04/1910 Harlequins WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 15  
  17/04/1910 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 4  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  18/04/1922 Barbarians WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 15 - 6  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 3 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 12  
  British and Irish Lions 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Newport -
Region: - Griqualand West -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales -

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