Matt Gilbert

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Matthew Gilbert

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Biographical Information[edit]

Matt Gilbert first played for the Great Britain national team in the 1994 B-Level European Championship, going 6-for-10 with three doubles and six RBI, including 3-for-4 with four RBI against Norway. [1] His eight home runs led the National Premier League in 1998; he hit .500/.550/1.056 that year for the Cambridge Monarchs. [2] With the Monarchs in 2001, he led Britain in IP (106 2/3), K (118) and K/IP. [3] He was on the British team for the 2001 European Championship, allowing nine hits, five walks and eight runs (six earned) in four innings against the Netherlands and Spain. He did not have the team's highest ERA as Mark Mills and Nick Carter. [4]

Gilbert was 1-2 with a 2.25 ERA for the 2002 Bracknell-Richmond Wildfire, going 2 for 10 at the plate. [5] The next year, he hit .357/.379/.357 for the Bracknell Blazers and had a 3-3, 3.48 record. [6] In the 2003 European Championship, he allowed one run in 2 1/3 IP against Italy and was third on Britain in ERA behind Simon Eissens and Gary Tongue. [7] His next known appearance was with the 2010 Essex Arrows, hitting .270/.355/.413 and going 2-11 with a 9.59 ERA. Only Richard Chesterton lost more games. [8]

In 2011, he was 5-5 with a 5.56 ERA for Essex. His 68 innings were one ahead of Darrin Ward for the lead while he tied for second in wins and was second with 65 whiffs, one behind Henry Collins. [9] He had a 3-6, 5.65 record in '12, leading the loop in losses. Moving to the Harlow Nationals, he went 3-1, 5.63 in 2013. He was 2-3 with a 6.12 ERA for the 2014 Southern Nationals at age 38. He moved to the Herts Falcons in 2015 and was 1-0 with a 11.12 ERA, becoming Britain's career strikeout leader by passing Cody Cain. [10]

Matt allowed eight runs in five innings for the 2016 Falcons and 30 runs (21 earned) in 9 innings in 2017 to end his career. [11]


  1. Older edition of Project COBB website
  2. Project COBB, Top-tier stats
  3. ibid.
  4. International statistician Harry Wedemeijer
  5. Project COBB
  6. ibid.
  7. 2003 European Championship
  8. Project COBB
  9. ibid.
  10. Herts Baseball
  11. Project COBB