G. Llewellyn Lloyd took over the captaincy in 1899-1900 which was not a great season but nevertheless 416 points were scored compared with previous season's 192. Newport were also without their captain Llewellyn Lloyd for the last 9 matches.
This was a season of rebuilding the back division with Lloyd and Phillips left at half and Alexander at threequarter. A fullback and another threequarter were needed. Cliff Pritchard (Pontymoile), Johnny Williams and W. Isaacs (Pontnewydd) were selected and eventually D. J. Boots filled the fullback place. Edwin 'Beddoe' Thomas was a noteworthy new forward. In D. J. Boots, Cliff Pritchard and Beddoe Thomas, Newport had found three players who gave great service to Newport and the latter two were to play for Wales.
40 players were used with W. H. Williams (29) E. Thomas and J. E. C. Partridge (28 each) leading the appearances. Hubert Alexander scored 24tries and W. Isaacs 18tries.
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Newport Athletic Club continued to go from strength to strength as the following report in the Western Mail of 31st May 1900 is evidence. It also reports an early example of dedicated service to the club:-
"NEWPORT ATHLETIC CLUB"
"HANDSOME GIFT ANNOUNCED"
"The annual meeting of Newport Athletic Club was held on Wednesday evening, Mr. Horace Lyne in the chair. He moved that the report (as already summarised in these columns) be adopted, and incidentally mentioned the increased facility now given for lawn tennis and cricket. – Mr. L. H. Hornby, in seconding, opined that no club in the kingdom offered facilities equal to those offered by the Newport Club, which included six distinct branches of sport. – The report was adopted."
"The Chairman announced several gratifying details. A communication from Messrs. E. and F. Phillips, sons and executors of the late Mr. Tom Phillips, brewer, proffering the lump sum of £500 to be devoted, in perpetuation of the memory of the deceased, who had always been a keen cricketer and an ardent supporter of the club, to the erection of a pavilion and dressing-rooms on the new cricket ground. He also mentioned that Lord Tredegar had generously agreed to an exchange of frontage on the Corporation-road, whereby both the club , and his lordship benefitted."
"Lord Tredegar was re-elected president for the year, and the whole of the vice-presidents were also re-elected.
"Votes of thanks to the various hon. Officials, including the late secretary, Mr. W. A. Boucher, were passed."
"A presentation of a purse of nearly £100 in recognition of long service to the veteran groundsman, Butcher, was then made by the Chairman. General testimony was borne to his genial nature and hard work. Apart from his 21 years' service, Butcher was looked upon more as a personal friend than a simple servant. – In returning thanks, Mr. Butcher remarked that for the last 42 years he had only been in two services – his Queen's (in the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers) and the Newport Athletic Club."