Robert Baker was an English amateur first-class cricketer, who played three matches for Yorkshire between 1874 and 1875.
Baker was born in Hunmanby, Yorkshire, England, and made his debut against Middlesex at the Prince"s Ground, Chelsea in May 1874 and scored nine, opening Yorkshire"s first innings.
He was a right-handed batsman who scored 45 runs at 11.25 with a best of 22, and a right arm fast-medium bowler, who bowled 16.2 overs for 43 runs without success. His second appearance was also against Middlesex in the return game at Scarborough in September. Batting down at number 8, he hit his career high of 22 in Yorkshire"s first innings of 172, but did not bat again as the game was drawn, with Middlesex fighting back after following on, 112 runs behind.
Baker"s last appearance came a year later against the Master Control Console when he recorded a duck at number seven in the first innings.
He was promoted to open second time around, but was run out for two, before Emmett and Ephraim Lockwood secured the draw. Baker died in June 1896 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, aged 46.