2019 Season

In 2019, as with the previous year, the club fielded the Mavericks team in BBF Double-A South – Pool A, whilst the Millers competed in BBF Single-A South, Pool B. This meant a first visit by one of the Guildford teams to Bristol as the Mavericks played the Badgers

AA SOUTH POOL-A

  • BOURNEMOUTH – Bears
  • BRISTOL – Badgers
  • HERTS – Hawks
  • GUILDFORD – Mavericks
  • BRIGHTON – Jets 
  • RICHMOND – Dragons

AA SOUTH POOL-B

  • BRENTWOOD – Stags
  • CAMBRIDGE – Monarchs
  • LONDON – Sidewinders
  • LONDON – Marauders 
  • MILTON KEYNES Bucks
  • NORWICH – Iceni

A SOUTH POOL – A

  • BRACKNELL – Inferno
  • ESSEX – Archers
  • ESSEX – Redbacks 
  • HERTS – Eagles  
  • HERTS – Raptors 
  • LONDON – Musketeers
  • LONDON – Mustangs 
  • RICHMOND – Dukes

A SOUTH POOL -B 

  • BRIGHTON – Jets
  • SOUTH COAST – Pirates
  • GUILDFORD – Millers
  • TONBRIDGE – Wildcats
  • TONBRIDGE – Bobcats
  • KENT – Buccaneers  
  • KENT – Mariners

Guildford Mavericks

In AA, the unbeaten Bears were in a class of their own and the Badgers were not too far behind, but the Mavericks finished a in a creditable 3rd place, sufficient to make the play-offs.

HOME AWAY OVERALL    
POS   P W L F A W L F A W L F A PTS  
1 Bournemouth Bears Bournemouth Bears 15 7 0 79 9 8 0 134 57 15 0 213 66 45  
2 Bristol Badgers Bristol Badgers 19 9 2 119 40 5 3 105 50 14 5 224 90 42  
3 Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks 20 7 3 130 128 2 8 65 104 9 11 195 232 27  
4 Herts Hawks Herts Hawks 19 6 3 83 74 2 8 71 144 8 11 154 218 24  
5 Richmond Dragons Richmond Dragons 20 4 6 102 145 2 8 65 120 6 14 167 265 18  
6 Brighton Jets (AA) Brighton Jets (AA) 15 1 6 59 105 1 7 61 97 2 13 120 202 6  

Mavericks 2019 Results (Record 9-11)

After a slow start, winning just 2 of the their first 9, the Mavericks ended strongly and a 3 game winning streak saw them qualify for the play-offs. It proved to be a one and out, against a good Milton Keynes team at Farnham Park, although missing a couple of key players had no doubt contributed to this. Nevertheless the game will be remembered for Matt Taylors 3 run shot in the first inning that gave Guildford an early lead and more impressively, he was one of 6 players who had progressed from the junior programme (Matt Taylor, Jimmy Shaw, Lewis Bawden, Matt Friend, Ollie Edser and Jack Burdett).

Over the course of the season, the Mavericks were again indebted to the pitching of Yasu Minowa, who was in a class of his own, although the offense came from the whole of the squad. Defensively, from Dave Ferguson behind the dish through, Matt Friend, Edgar Simabajon to and outfield of Will Frawley, Oli Edser, the Mavericks played solid D.

  Date Time Home Team   Score   Away Team    
25/08/19
12:00
Milton Keynes Bucks Milton Keynes Bucks 14 – 4 Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks    
L 18/08/19
14:30
Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks 7 – 5 Richmond Dragons Richmond Dragons    
L 18/08/19
11:30
Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks 12 – 8 Richmond Dragons Richmond Dragons    
L 11/08/19
11:30
Richmond Dragons Richmond Dragons 6 – 22 Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks    
L 21/07/19
11:30
Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks 13 – 29 Bournemouth Bears Bournemouth Bears    
L 14/07/19
11:30
Richmond Dragons Richmond Dragons 25 – 15 Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks    
L 07/07/19
15:00
Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks 13 – 9 Brighton Jets (AA) Brighton Jets (AA)    
L 07/07/19
11:30
Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks 14 – 4 Brighton Jets (AA) Brighton Jets (AA)    
L 16/06/19
11:30
Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks 22 – 17 Brighton Jets (AA) Brighton Jets (AA)    
L 09/06/19
14:00
Bristol Badgers Bristol Badgers 16 – 5 Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks    
L 09/06/19
11:30
Bristol Badgers Bristol Badgers 6 – 2 Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks    
L 02/06/19
15:00
Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks 18 – 17 Herts Hawks Herts Hawks    
L 02/06/19
11:30
Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks 14 – 15 Herts Hawks Herts Hawks    
L 19/05/19
15:00
Herts Hawks Herts Hawks 5 – 3 Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks    
L 19/05/19
11:30
Herts Hawks Herts Hawks 11 – 2 Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks    
L 12/05/19
11:30
Bournemouth Bears Bournemouth Bears 11 – 0 Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks    
L 05/05/19
15:00
Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks 14 – 12 Bristol Badgers Bristol Badgers    
L 05/05/19
11:30
Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks 3 – 12 Bristol Badgers Bristol Badgers    
L 28/04/19
11:30
Bournemouth Bears Bournemouth Bears 11 – 1 Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks    
L 14/04/19
15:00
Brighton Jets (AA) Brighton Jets (AA) 6 – 4 Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks
14/04/19
11:30
Brighton Jets (AA) Brighton Jets (AA) 7 – 11 Guildford Mavericks Guildford Mavericks    

New Players in 2020: Mark Bonney, Fergus Chan,

Guildford Millers

In Single-A, the Millers blooded several new players who had joined the club in the off season, along with the first influx of rookies moving up from the junior programme. Even so, they not only improved as the season progressed, but were able to hold their own against all the teams in the division and give them a good game.

      HOME AWAY OVERALL    
POS   P W L F A W L F A W L F A PTS  
1 South Coast Pirates South Coast Pirates 24 15 1 166 64 5 3 74 60 20 4 240 124 60  
2 Kent Buccaneers (A) Kent Buccaneers (A) 24 7 3 107 70 11 3 177 73 18 6 284 143 54  
3 Tonbridge Wildcats Tonbridge Wildcats 16 3 3 52 80 6 4 86 90 9 7 138 170 27  
4 Brighton Jets (A) Brighton Jets (A) 17 5 5 83 109 4 3 71 29 9 8 154 138 27  
5 Tonbridge Bobcats Tonbridge Bobcats 23 3 6 65 79 4 10 103 124 6 16 168 203 21 *
6 Guildford Millers Guildford Millers 22 4 10 78 159 3 5 55 71 7 15 133 230 21  
7 Kent Mariners Kent Mariners 16 0 6 26 87 1 9 82 130 1 15 108 217 3  

Millers 2019 Results (7-15 record)

The Millers 2019 season was one of progression. From opening with close games against eventual champions, Kent Bucs, through splits with both Tonbridge teams, close games with Brighton and a sweep of the Mariners, the inexperienced Millers side played some good baseball on both sides of the ball.

MVP Mike Payne was dependable on the mound, and always contributed at the plate, including a HR in the finale at South Coast Pirates. Hew was able supported by Tom Sullivan and Myles Buckton, and the 3 of them split most of the pitching duties between them for the season. Offensively it was a case of stringing hits together, which produced results, whilst losses often came from leaving too many runners on base or too many 3 up, 3 downs. Kiwi Helps was a reliable and strong bat in the middle of the order, and rookies Jack Burdett and Kieran Gill provided tough nuts for opposing pitchers to crack. Highlight offensively though has to go to Chris’ O’Connells home run in the final game at South Coast, which 

Date Time Home Team   Score   Away Team    
L 11/08/19
14:30
South Coast Pirates South Coast Pirates 11 – 4 Guildford Millers Guildford Millers    
L 11/08/19
12:00
South Coast Pirates South Coast Pirates 10 – 7 Guildford Millers Guildford Millers    
L 21/07/19
14:30
Guildford Millers Guildford Millers 2 – 13 Kent Buccaneers (A) Kent Buccaneers (A)    
L 21/07/19
12:00
Guildford Millers Guildford Millers 0 – 11 Kent Buccaneers (A) Kent Buccaneers (A)    
L 14/07/19
13:00
Guildford Millers Guildford Millers 7 – 12 South Coast Pirates South Coast Pirates    
L 14/07/19
10:30
Guildford Millers Guildford Millers 3 – 8 South Coast Pirates South Coast Pirates    
L 07/07/19
12:30
Guildford Millers Guildford Millers 6 – 5 Kent Mariners Kent Mariners    
L 07/07/19
10:00
Guildford Millers Guildford Millers 12 – 8 Kent Mariners Kent Mariners    
L 02/06/19
12:30
Guildford Millers Guildford Millers 0 – 13 Brighton Jets (A) Brighton Jets (A)    
L 02/06/19
10:00
Guildford Millers Guildford Millers 1 – 19 Brighton Jets (A) Brighton Jets (A)    
L 26/05/19
14:30
Guildford Millers Guildford Millers 6 – 14 Tonbridge Wildcats Tonbridge Wildcats    
L 26/05/19
12:00
Guildford Millers Guildford Millers 3 – 15 Tonbridge Wildcats Tonbridge Wildcats    
L 19/05/19
14:30
Kent Mariners Kent Mariners 3 – 12 Guildford Millers Guildford Millers    
L 19/05/19
12:00
Kent Mariners Kent Mariners 8 – 15 Guildford Millers Guildford Millers    
L 12/05/19
14:30
Guildford Millers Guildford Millers 12 – 11 Tonbridge Bobcats Tonbridge Bobcats    
L 12/05/19
12:00
Guildford Millers Guildford Millers 5 – 8 Tonbridge Bobcats Tonbridge Bobcats    
L 05/05/19
14:30
Brighton Jets (A) Brighton Jets (A) 5 – 7 Guildford Millers Guildford Millers    
L 05/05/19
12:00
Brighton Jets (A) Brighton Jets (A) 4 – 3 Guildford Millers Guildford Millers    
L 28/04/19
14:30
Guildford Millers Guildford Millers 13 – 9 Tonbridge Wildcats Tonbridge Wildcats    
L 28/04/19
12:00
Guildford Millers Guildford Millers 8 – 13 Tonbridge Wildcats Tonbridge Wildcats    
               
L 14/04/19
14:30
Kent Buccaneers (A) Kent Buccaneers (A) 18 – 3 Guildford Millers Guildford Millers    
L 14/04/19
12:00
Kent Buccaneers (A) Kent Buccaneers (A) 12 – 4 Guildford Millers Guildford Millers    
 
Squad (new players in italics)
P – Mike Payne, Tom Sullivan
C – Myles Buckton, Michael Burdett, Frank Madone
IF – Chris Ward, Ollie Morris, Jack Burdett, Kieran Gill, Phill Nathan, Oona Ylinen
OF – Jasper Neary, Stephen Brown, Toby Allan, Will Burrill, Rachel Morris, Kiwi Helps, Christoph Berringer, Josh Steele, Oscar Kilby-Gentric, Rob Wheeler
 
Manager: Michael Burdett
Coach: Chris Ward

 

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