VERSUS NATIONAL TEAMS
WBC record
World Cup record
Euros record
Significant victories
Other games
Overall record
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OTHER ADULT TEAMS
Summary
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GB JUNIORS
Summary of Euros
Overall record in Euros
Appearances on roster
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FULL HISTORY
Year-by-year history
Head Coaches
Player biographies

Content © 2008–2017

A large majority of the research performed to create the Great Britain national team archive
was conducted by Josh Chetwynd. Without his work, this archive would not have been possible.


VERSUS NATIONAL TEAMS

World Baseball Classic record

This is a complete record of the overall performance of the Great Britain national team in World Baseball Classic play.

YEAR LEVEL FINISH TOURNAMENT SIZE FINAL RECORD HOST COUNTRY
2016 Qualifying Pool 2nd place
(in one of four pools)
4 teams 2 wins – 2 losses
Details
Germany
2012 Qualifying Pool 3rd place
(in one of four pools)
4 teams 1 win – 2 losses
Details
Germany

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World Cup record

This is a complete record of the overall performance of the Great Britain national team at World Cup (previously known as World Championship) tournaments.

YEAR FINISH TOURNAMENT SIZE FINAL RECORD HOST COUNTRY
2009 15th place 22 teams 1 win – 9 losses
Details
Croatia (1st round) and The Netherlands (2nd round)
1938 1st place 2 teams 4 wins – 1 loss Great Britain

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European Championship record

This is a complete record of the overall performance of the Great Britain national team at European Baseball Championship A-Pool and Qualifying Pool (formerly B-Pool) tournaments, and in other qualifying games.

YEAR LEVEL FINISH TOURNAMENT SIZE FINAL RECORD HOST COUNTRY
2016 A-Pool 9th place 12 teams 2 wins – 5 losses
Details
The Netherlands
2014 A-Pool 9th place 12 teams 3 wins – 4 losses
Details
Germany and
Czech Republic
2013 Qualifying Pool 1st place
(in one of two pools)
6 teams 6 wins – 0 losses
Details
Switzerland
2012 A-Pool 11th place 12 teams 2 wins – 4 losses
Details
The Netherlands
2011 Qualifying Pool 1st place
(in one of five pools)
4 teams 4 wins – 1 loss
Details
Israel
2010 A-Pool 8th place 12 teams 2 wins – 3 losses
Details
Germany
2007 A-Pool 2nd place 12 teams 5 wins – 3 losses
Details
Spain
2005 A-Pool 7th place 12 teams 4 wins – 4 losses
Details
Czech Republic
2003 A-Pool 9th place 12 teams 3 wins – 4 losses
Details
The Netherlands
2001 A-Pool 10th place 12 teams 3 wins – 4 losses
Details
Germany
1999 A-Pool 9th place 12 teams 3 wins – 4 losses
Details
Italy
1997 A-Pool 9th place 12 teams 2 wins – 5 losses
Details
France
1996 B-Pool 1st place 10 teams 6 wins – 0 losses
Details
Great Britain
1994 B-Pool 7th place 13 teams 5 wins – 1 loss
Details
Slovenia
1992 B-Pool 3rd place 10 teams 4 wins – 2 losses
Details
Germany
1991 A-Pool 8th place 8 teams 0 wins – 8 losses
Details
Italy
1989 A-Pool 7th place 8 teams 3 wins – 5 losses
Details
France
1988 B-Pool 1st place 4 teams 3 wins – 0 losses
Details
Great Britain
1986 B-Pool 3rd place 5 teams 2 wins – 2 losses
Details
France
1984 B-Pool 3rd place 4 teams 1 win – 2 losses
Details
Great Britain
1975 Qualifying game Lost game 2 teams 0 wins – 1 loss Great Britain
1974 Qualifying game Lost game 2 teams 0 wins – 1 loss Sweden
1971 A-Pool 7th place 9 teams 1 win – 3 losses
Details
Italy
1967 A-Pool 2nd place 5 teams 3 wins – 1 loss
Details
Belgium

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Significant victories

This is a collection of some significant victories for the Great Britain national team.

YEAR TOURNAMENT OPPONENT RESULT SIGNIFICANCE DETAILS
2016 World Baseball Classic Qualifting Pool Brazil 4-3 This was the first time Great Britain had defeated a previous World Baseball Classic qualifier in a pool game Chris Berset threw out the potential tieing run at third base in the ninth inning
2013 European Championship Qualifier Ukraine 2-0 This was the final game, which determined the team that would secure a berth in the 2014 A-Pool event Greg Hendrix pitched a shut-out, aided by 13 strike-outs
2012 World Baseball Classic Qualifting Pool Czech Republic 12-5 This was Great Britain's first win in World Baseball Classic play Albert Cartwright led the Great Britain offence by going 3-for-5, while Aeden McQueary-Ennis and BJ Roper-Hubbert drove in 3 runs apiece, and Jacob Esch got the win with a six-inning 2-run outing
2011 European Championship Qualifier Israel 5-2 This was the rubber game to determine the team that would secure a berth in the 2012 A-Pool event Designated hitter Michael Johnson (playing with a swollen hand from a fastball 2 days earlier) clubbed a 2-run homer and Alex Smith gave up only 2 runs over 8.2 innings
2009 World Cup Croatia 4-1 While Great Britain's only win of the event, it was sufficient to see the team qualify for the second round Notable performances were a 2-run homer by catcher Chris Berset and outstanding pitching by Brian Essery and Tom Boleska
2007 European
Championship A-Pool
Spain 12-8 Victory in the opening game against the hosts set the tone for the silver-medal-winning performance A strong offensive performance included back-to-back homers from future major leaguer Mike Nickeas and team-mate Brant Ust in the seventh inning
2007 European
Championship A-Pool
France 4-3 Winning this pivotal group match saw Great Britain qualify as top seeds from their group After Great Britain took an early 3-0 lead, France tied the game, but Alex Malihoudis scored the decisive run in the eighth inning after reaching base on an infield single
2003 European
Championship A-Pool
Belgium 6-5 After losses in the first four games, relegation from Europe's A-Pool looked like a distinct possibility for Great Britain, but this victory in game six ensured Great Britain's place in the elite group Great Britain fell behind 5–0 but came back to take the game 6–5
2001 European
Championship A-Pool
Russia 6-5 This was the first time Great Britain beat an eventual medallist since 1967 (Russia took the silver) Eddie Delzer pitched superbly for 8.2 innings to get the win and Alex Smith got the save
1999 European
Championship A-Pool
Croatia 10-0 This was the first mercy-rule victory for Great Britain in the A-Pool Gavin Marshall struck out 11 en route to a three-hit shut-out
1997 European
Championship A-Pool
Germany 5-3 This was the first of two must-win games at the end of the tournament to avoid relegation Gavin Marshall took the win in a game that Great Britain trailed 3-0 after five innings
1997 European
Championship A-Pool
Slovenia 9-7 This was the second must-win game at the end of the tournament to avoid relegation Nick Carter got the win and Gavin Marshall picked up a save
1996 European
Championship B-Pool
Lithuania 11-10 This was the semi-finals and victory would qualify Great Britain for the A-Pool Great Britain fell behind by 4 runs in the second inning to Lithuania but stormed back to win 11-10 in 10 innings, with Brian Thurston delivering the game-winning hit
1988 European
Championship B-Pool
Switzerland 27-4 This victory set a new record for Great Britain's largest margin of victory against another country and contributed to a first-place finish The overpowering offensive performance included home runs from Gary Bedingfield and Dan Godfrey
1967 European
Championship A-Pool
Sweden 3-2 This was the closest of the three wins that took Great Britain to a silver-medal finish With the team down 2-1, John Brining hit a 2-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to set up the victory
1938 World
Championship
USA 4-0 This win decided the best-of-five series in Great Britain's favour Ross Kendrick shut out the US team in game four of the series, which was played at Halifax

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Other games against national teams

This is a record of the performance of the Great Britain national team in non-championship play against national teams.

YEAR TOURNAMENT OPPONENT RECORD
2009 World Cup Warm-up Series (Germany) Germany 0 wins – 3 losses
2009 World Cup Evaluation Games (Belgium) Belgium 1 win – 1 loss
2008 Four Nations Tournament (Belgium) Belgium 0 wins – 2 losses
2007 German Baseball Open (Germany) Germany 0 wins – 2 losses
2006 Friendly Series versus Ireland (Great Britain) Ireland 1 win – 2 losses
2005 Prague Baseball Week (Czech Republic) Czech Republic
Sweden
0 wins – 1 loss
1 win – 0 losses
2004 German Baseball Open (Germany) Germany
Austria
0 wins – 1 loss
1 win – 0 losses
2002 Stockholm International Baseball Series (Sweden) Sweden 0 wins – 2 losses
2002 Friendly Series versus Sweden (Great Britain) Sweden 1 win – 4 losses
1999 London Tournament (Great Britain) Ireland 1 win – 0 losses
1999 German Baseball Open (Germany) Germany 0 wins – 1 loss
1997 Flanders International Baseball Tournament (Belgium) Belgium
Czech Republic
Russia
0 wins – 1 loss
0 wins – 1 loss
0 wins – 1 loss
1996 Flanders International Baseball Tournament (Belgium) Belgium
Germany
0 wins – 1 loss
0 wins – 1 loss
1994 La Rochelle Atlantic Tournament (France) Belgium
France
Moldova
0 wins – 1 loss
0 wins – 1 loss
2 wins – 0 losses
1993 La Rochelle Atlantic Tournament (France) France
Moldova
Slovenia
1 win – 1 loss
1 win – 0 losses
1 win – 0 losses
1982 North European Cup (Belgium) Belgium
Finland
France
The Netherlands
0 wins – 1 loss
1 win – 0 losses
0 wins – 1 loss
0 wins – 1 loss
1980 Friendly Match (Great Britain) France 0 wins – 1 loss
1980 Friendly Match (Great Britain) Belgium 1 win – 0 losses
1968 Friendly Match (Great Britain) The Netherlands 0 wins – 1 loss
1965 Friendly Match (Great Britain) The Netherlands 0 wins – 1 loss
1952 Friendly Match (Great Britain) Spain 0 wins – 1 loss
1952 Dutch Jubilee Celebration (The Netherlands) The Netherlands 0 wins – 2 losses

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Overall record against national teams

This is the record of the Great Britain national team against other national teams in all competition.

OPPONENT RECORD
Austria 2 wins – 0 losses
Belgium 4 wins – 14 losses
Brazil 1 win – 0 losses
Bulgaria 2 wins – 0 losses
Canada 0 wins – 1 loss
Croatia 8 wins – 0 losses
Cuba 0 wins – 1 loss
Czech Republic
(also Czechoslovakia)
4 wins – 6 losses
Finland 4 wins – 0 losses
France 2 wins – 11 losses
Georgia 1 win – 0 losses
Germany
(also West Germany)
6 wins – 18 losses
Greece 3 wins – 2 losses
Ireland 2 wins – 2 losses
Israel 2 wins – 3 losses
Italy 0 wins – 7 losses
Japan 0 wins – 1 loss
Lithuania 3 wins – 0 losses
Moldova 3 wins – 0 losses
OPPONENT RECORD
The Netherlands 0 wins – 14 losses
Nicaragua 0 wins – 2 losses
Norway 1 win – 0 losses
Pakistan 1 win – 0 losses
Poland 2 wins – 0 losses
Puerto Rico 0 wins – 1 loss
Russia
(also USSR)
4 wins – 7 losses
San Marino 1 win – 2 losses
Slovakia 2 wins – 0 losses
Slovenia 5 wins – 0 losses
South Korea 0 wins – 1 loss
Spain 3 wins – 6 losses
Sweden 8 wins – 13 losses
Switzerland 5 wins – 0 losses
Ukraine 4 wins – 3 losses
United States 4 wins – 1 loss
Venezuela 0 wins – 1 loss
Yugoslavia
(also Serbia Montenegro)
1 win – 0 losses
























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OTHER ADULT TEAMS

Summary

This is a complete record of tours competed in by adult teams in the Great Britain programme beyond the main Seniors.

YEAR TEAM HEAD COACH DESTINATION TOUR RECORD DETAILS
2012 23 and under Liam Carroll New England, USA 0 wins – 6 losses Roster
Poster

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GB JUNIORS

Summary of European Championships

This is a complete record of the overall performance of the Great Britain Juniors at European Championship A-Pool and Qualifying Pool (formerly B-Pool) tournaments.

YEAR LEVEL FINISH TOURNAMENT SIZE FINAL RECORD HOST COUNTRY
2016 A-Pool 8th place 10 teams 2 wins – 4 losses Spain
2015 A-Pool 10th place
(no relegation)
10 teams 0 wins – 6 losses Czech Republic
2014 Qualifying Pool 2nd place 8 teams 3 wins – 2 losses Croatia
2012 Qualifying Pool 3rd place 7 teams 3 wins – 1 loss France
2010 Qualifying Pool 4th place 6 teams 2 wins – 3 losses Austria
2008 Qualifying Pool 2nd place 5 teams 2 wins – 3 losses Sweden
2006 Qualifying Pool 3rd place 5 teams 2 wins – 2 losses Belgium
2005 A-Pool 9th place 9 teams 0 wins – 4 losses Spain
2004 B-Pool 1st place 5 teams 5 wins – 1 loss Belgium
2002 B-Pool 5th place 5 teams 1 win – 3 losses Sweden
2000 B-Pool 5th place 6 teams 1 win – 4 losses Belgium
1999 A-Pool 9th place 9 teams 0 wins – 5 losses Germany
1998 B-Pool 2nd place 5 teams 2 wins – 4 losses Austria
1997 B-Pool 4th place 7 teams 3 wins – 2 losses Great Britain
1995 B-Pool 3rd place 10 teams 3 wins – 2 losses Austria
1994 A-Pool 8th place 8 teams 1 win – 4 losses The Netherlands
1993 A-Pool 9th place* 12 teams 3 wins – 2 losses Spain
1988 A-Pool 7th place 7 teams 0 wins – 3 losses France

*Although this is not recognized by the Confederation of European Baseball, the team was named
European B-Pool Junior Champions at the time after finishing ahead of Austria, Romania, and Croatia.


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Overall record in European Championships

This is the record of the Great Britain Juniors against other junior national teams in all European Championship competition.

OPPONENT RECORD
Austria 4 wins – 2 losses
Belarus 1 win – 1 loss
Belgium 2 wins – 8 losses
Bulgaria 0 wins – 1 loss
Croatia 2 wins – 4 losses
Czech Republic 1 win – 2 losses
France 1 win – 7 losses
Germany 0 wins – 4 losses
Hungary 1 win – 0 losses
Israel 1 win – 1 loss
Italy 0 wins – 4 losses
OPPONENT RECORD
Lithuania 1 win – 1 loss
The Netherlands 0 wins – 1 loss
Poland 4 wins – 3 losses
Romania 3 wins – 2 losses
Slovakia 0 wins – 2 losses
Slovenia 1 win – 0 losses
Spain 0 wins – 2 losses
Sweden 4 wins – 5 losses
Switzerland 5 wins – 0 losses
Ukraine 0 wins – 1 loss














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Appearances on roster

This is a list of the players who have appeared on European Championship rosters for the Great Britain Juniors, including the years in which they did so.

Alan Alger – 1997
Christopher Allen – 1998
Samuel Allen – 2002
Lee Andrew – 2016
Michael Anunobi – 2016
Luke Armstrong – 2014, 2015
Matthew Atkinson – 1993
Maxwell Asher – 2016
Billy Atkinson-Warne – 2010
Jason Ball – 1988
Liam Bath – 1997, 1998, 1999
Elliot Berger – 2015
Stuart Blackman – 2000
Martin Bladen – 1993, 1994
George Blaskett – 2014
John Blose – 2004
Oliver Blower – 2000
Stuart Boast – 1988
Dexter Bohn – 2014, 2015
Wayne Booth – 2008
Gavin Bowden – 2016
John Boyd – 1993, 1994, 1995
Matt Bray – 2006, 2008
Tom Bray – 2004, 2005
Richard Brereton – 2014, 2015, 2016
Mark Brick – 2000, 2002
Conner Brown – 2015, 2016
Stephen Brown – 2002, 2004
Darren Butler – 1988
Jason Byng – 1988
Jake Caress – 2014
Liam Carroll – 1998, 1999, 2000
Carlos Casal – 2015, 2016
Zack Chambers – 2010
Rory Chandler – 2015, 2016
Ross Chell – 1993, 1994
Richard Chesterton – 2004, 2005
Louis Chestney – 2000
Steven Child – 2000, 2002
Tom Clark – 2008
Martin Clarke – 1999
Michael Clarke – 2005, 2006
Alistair Clemett – 1999, 2000
Philip Cocks – 1993
Henry Collins – 1997, 1998, 1999
Graham Crabbe – 1998
Stephen Cracknell – 1998
Jonathon Cramman – 2008
Steven Cull – 2000
Gary Davison – 2004, 2005, 2006
Jacob Dean – 2014, 2015
Ross Deanie – 2010
Wayne Dewey – 2002
Juan Diaz – 2014
James Dix – 2014
Mike Dixon – 2012
Peter Dolphin – 2000
David Donaldson – 1993, 1994, 1995
Fraser Duggan – 2006
Jordan Edmonds – 2010, 2012
Neil Eggleston – 1993, 1994
Lee Englestone – 1998, 1999, 2000
Daniel Entwhistle – 2016
Lee Evans – 1993, 1994, 1995
Wayne Evans – 1998
Toby Everett – 1995
William Everett – 1998
Tom Everex-Armstrong – 2014
David Farr – 1997, 1998
Andrew Ferry – 1994
Dan Fisher – 2012
Max Flajsner – 2008
Rory Flood – 2012
Jamie Ford – 2006, 2008
Julien Fountain – 1988
Brad Freeman – 2004, 2005, 2006
Johnny Fretheim – 2014, 2015, 2016
Kevin Funnell – 1993
Will Fusi-Rubiano – 2004, 2005
Tim Gaule – 2012
Matthew Gaunt – 1988
Nathan Gaunt – 1995
Robert Gee – 1988
Andy Gilbert – 1995, 1997, 1998
Matthew Gilbert – 1994
Martin Godsall – 1988
Ben Gogan – 1993, 1994, 1995
Damian Goodall – 2004, 2005
Daniel Groves – 1995
Wayne Grunhill – 1993
Eli Hackney-Rose – 2015
Guy Hales – 1998
Ian Hall – 1993
John Hall Walsh – 2016
Dale Hargan – 2012
Wayne Harvey – 1997
Steven Hazard – 2002
Carl Heesom – 2008
Steve Hibbert – 1994, 1995
Laura Hirai – 2015, 2016
George Hollands – 2004, 2005
Tom Hollies – 2005, 2006
Matthew Hooker – 2000
Lee Ingham – 1993
Ed Jeffery – 1995, 1997, 1998
Michael Johnson – 2002, 2004, 2005
Paul Kendal – 1997
Mark King – 1993
Richard Klijn – 2006, 2008
Chris Kumeta – 2004, 2005
Ryan Kurtzer – 2010
Andrew Larwill – 2000
Paul Lawrence – 2000, 2002
Andrew Lee – 2014, 2015
George Lintern – 2002, 2004
Will Lintern – 1999, 2000, 2002
Barry Long – 2004, 2005
Zack Longboy – 2015
Luke Looney – 2010, 2012
Lee Loverseed – 1993, 1994, 1995
Ben Lucocq – 2002
James Lynfield – 2010
Simeon Maas – 1995
Ethan Mack – 2010
Caspar Mackenzie – 2006
Cailean Madden – 2010, 2012
Matt Maitland – 2002, 2004
Alex Malihoudis – 1994, 1995, 1997
Gavin Marshall – 1993, 1994
David Martin – 1995
Raynald Matias – 1997
Glen Matsell – 1993
Phil Matthews – 2000, 2002
David McNeilage – 2006
Sean McNeilage – 2008
Jacob Michels – 2006
Robert Mills – 2000
Matthew Moran – 2016
Fred Mosier – 2015, 2016
Jeff Mottl – 2005, 2006
Callum Murphy – 2012
Zak O'Boyle – 2010
Harry O'Brien – 2016
Seb O'Dell – 2000, 2002
Guy Packham – 2012
Dan Parker – 2010
Ben Pearson – 2008, 2010
Chris Pearson – 1995, 1997
James Pearson – 2008
Ernest Penwarden – 1993
Harry Pickup – 2012
Stephen Pollard – 1994, 1995
Ben Powell – 2012
Ravi Ramanujan – 1994, 1995
James Ratcliff – 2010
Juan Carlos Rodriguez – 1988
Miguel Rodriguez – 2014, 2015, 2016
Luke Russell – 1998, 1999
Jae Saleh – 1998
Chris Sanford – 1988
Michael Santhope – 1988
Dany Sassoli – 2012
Etienne Savary – 2006, 2008
DW Seitz – 1999
Steve Sewell – 1988
Gordon Sheppard – 2008
Craig Shipway – 2006
Marcus Simpson – 2005
Ryan Smith – 2002
Ryan Soan – 2010
Matteo Sollecito – 2015, 2016
Luke Spicer – 2002
Jonathan Spodofora – 1998, 1999, 2000
Sam Sproule – 2008
Anthony Stansfield – 1997
Downhall Steward – 1988
Dexter Stewart – 2012
Kevin Stidham – 1997, 1998, 1999
Richard Stone – 1997
Zach Stroman – 2012
Will Synnott – 2004
Matt Tarrant – 2014
Ben Taylor – 1997, 1998
Joe Taylor – 2012, 2014
Matthew Thompson – 2000
Oliver Thompson – 2016
Ray Todd – 1988
Michael Trask – 2006, 2008
Ryan Trask – 2000, 2002
Dean Tugwell – 1997
Shane Tugwell – 1997
Alistair Vannier – 2002
Connor Vernon – 2010
Callum Vinall – 2012, 2014
Rob Vondy – 2010
Kyle Waddell – 2005, 2006
Matthew Waddington – 2016
Philip Walmsley – 1994, 1995
Andrew Walter – 1997, 1998, 1999
Aaron Webster – 2012
Eamon Welsh – 2000
Alan Williams – 1988
Owen Williams – 2016
Edward Willmott – 2008
Johnny Woodall – 2004, 2005
Callum Woods – 2008
Nicholas Yap – 1999
Stuart Yeomans – 1998
John Young – 1997
Will Zucker – 2014, 2015

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FULL HISTORY

Year-by-year history

Lore has it that a three-way baseball tournament took place between England, Italy, and Morocco in 1904, but no corroborating documentation has yet been found, so the official national team history begins with a game described in the 9 July 1907 edition of the Evening Standard between "English-born" and "American-born" players. Linked to below are stats from major tournaments, summed career stats, team photos, and a full illustrated history.

Tournament stats Summed stats Team photos Year-by-year history

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Head Coaches

This is a list of Head Coaches of the Great Britain national team, where known.

Liam Carroll (2014–)
Sam Dempster (2011–14)
Pat Doyle (2010)
Stephan Rapaglia (2004–10)
Gary Roberts (1999–2003)
Ralph Rago (1996–97)
Michael Harrold (1988–95)
Ron Marshall (1980–86)
Bill Casey (1976)
Albert Wright (1975)
Clive Megson (1971–74)
Terry Warner (1968)
Ted James (1967)
Art Abbott (1965)
CA "Art" Richardson (1952*)
Dick Coward (1952**)
George McNeil (1938)


*In match versus Canadian military personnel
**In games versus The Netherlands

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Player biographies