MSL Records

General recordsPerfect/Winless seasonsShutoutsMost played fixtures

Biggest winning margin          59 [see note 1]
Mavericks 65 Bats 6, 27.5.98
Mavericks 64 Runners 5, 25.7.01

Biggest winning margin with Run-ahead rule 43
Barflies 43 Meteors 0 (4 inns) 16.5.17
Colt 45s 49 Meteors 6 (3½ inns) 6.6.17

Highest individual score       65
Mavericks v Bats, 27.5.98
Outlaws v Bats (6 inns) 3.6.09

Highest aggregate score         88
Outlaws 65 Bats 23 (6 inns) 3.6.09

Lowest aggregate score             2
Outlaws 2 Greensox 0, 15.5.13

Highest losing score                34
Greensox 35 Pirates 34 (5 inns) 1.5.96

Highest losing score with Run-ahead rule 25
Rebels 40 Colt 45s 25 (6 inns) 9.5.17

Lowest winning score               2
Greensox 2 Lions 1, 13.6.12
Outlaws 2 Greensox 0, 15.5.13

Narrowest win         0.014 (=1/69)
Greensox 35 Pirates 34 (5 inns) 1.5.96

Highest-scoring tie             37-37
Bats v M16s, 24.5.95

Most consecutive tied games    3
Pirates: 16.8.16 to 30.8.16, including two games against the same team.

Most extra innings                      4
Dodgers 14 Mavericks 15 (11 inns) 5.7.17

Highest score in an inning     36
Colt 45s 3rd (v Meteors) 6.6.17

Most HRs in a game (team) [see note 2]    16
Outlaws (v Bats) 3.6.09

Most HRs in a game (individual) [see note 2]    6
Andrew Rawson (Outlaws) v Bats 3.6.09

Most HRs in a game (total) [see note 2]     20
Outlaws (16) v Bats (4) 3.6.09

Most Grand Slams in a game [see note 3]            4
Outlaws II (3) v Dragons (1) 31.7.13 (Cup)

Most Grand Slams in a game (individual) [see note 3] 2
Carl McCarthy (linked player, Lightning) v Vipers, 10.6.08
Dave Dean (Barflies) v Mayhem Freeze (same inning) 1.7.14
Paul Colton (Sharks) v Lightning, 18.5.16
Darren Corner (Hackers) v Enforcers, 5.7.16
Paul Colton (Sharks) v Storm, 27.7.16
Adam Ashby (Freeze) v Meteors, 9.5.17
Ross Maskell (guest, Freeze) v Hurricanes, 5.6.18
Sam Whatmore (Enforcers) v Colt 45s (same inning) 28.5.19
Anthony Henderson (Rippers) v Swingers, 16.7.19
Jono Wrigley (Freeze) v Thunder IV, 15.6.21

Longest winning streak            32
Mavericks: 27.4.05 to 30.5.07

Longest losing streak                22
Dragons: 27.6.12 to 17.7.13

Longest winning/losing streak between two teams  22
Greensox v Dodgers 22.4.09 to 21.6.17
Greensox v Camels 6.6.07 to 20.7.22

Longest streak of consecutive games [see note 4]    92 (96 incl. 2020 season)
Brad Hadwin (Drizzle, Meerkats, Tigers, and Travelling Dodgers) 7.5.15 to 25.8.21
For one team: Anthony Garcia Reyes (Mayhem) 75 games, 19.4.11 to 13.5.15

Notes
[1] A recently discovered scoresheet from 20 July 1994, ie before official records began, shows Platt Field Pirates beating UMIST Hackers 62-2, a margin of 60. The record, whether 60 or 59, set before the introduction of the run-ahead (slaughter) rule in 2002, is unlikely to be broken.
[2] Home runs were first recorded in 2003, though it was not until 2005 that the details appeared in the Review, which is therefore the start date for home run records.
[3] Grand slams first noted in 2008.
[4] Full appearance records are relatively recent, but a streak of this many games is unlikely to have been achieved in the early days when, in any case, fewer games were played.

Perfect (or unbeaten) seasons

The 1999 Growlers won Division 2 unbeaten with a 12½-½ record, the tied game being due to a general cancellation of games.
In 2002 the Bounty Hunters went one better with a perfect 13-0 season in Division 3.
This achievement was topped by the 2004 Mutineers who had a 15-0 season in Division 2 and the Playoff Division. Didsbury Bats won Division 3 in 2017 unbeaten with 15 wins, as did Thunder II in 2019.
In 2015, Mavericks II in their inaugural season won Division 4 with 17 straight wins.
Even better were the 2008 Greensox who were champions with a perfect 18 wins in 2008.
Then Mayhem won the 2012 Division 3 title with 20 wins out of 20.
All these achievements have been surpassed by the Mavericks however, who won all 14 games in 2005 and again in 2006, eventually losing their 5th game of 2007 against the Greensox, who had been the last team to beat them back on September 8th, 2004: a run of 32 consecutive wins.

Winless seasons

The short-lived Insight Blaggers were the first to have a winless (full) season, in 14 games in 1997 in Division 2. Since then Swingers (14, 2019, Divs 4/5), Meteors (16, 2017, Divs 4/5), Bats (16, 2017, Div 2), Mutineers (17, 2016, Div 1) and Bullfrogs (17, 2014, Div 1) have achieved this unwanted record.

Shutouts

From the beginning of official records to the present date (18.5.22) there have been 52 shutouts in league and cup games, not including forfeits (53 including one in 2020).
There were no recorded shutouts before 1998, and then only 3 in the next 4 years (2 in 98, 1 in 99, none at all in 00 and 01). 2002 saw the introduction of the ‘mercy’ or ‘slaughter’ rule (officially ‘run-ahead rule’) since when there have been an average of 2.6 shutouts per year, perhaps because games are now ending before beleaguered teams can get their consolation late runs. 2009 saw a record 6 shutouts, while the period between 2012-16 saw the number rise slightly, to 3 or 4 per year.

The first recorded shutout: Tribe 30 Spirits 0 (6½ inns) – 6.5.98
The biggest shutout: Speeders 53 Eagles 0 (6 inns) – 20.5.98
The lowest scoring shutout: Outlaws 2 Greensox 0 – 15.5.13
Total shutouts achieved:
Mavericks 8, Greensox 5, Thunder 4(5*), Hackers 3, Hurricanes 3, Outlaws 3, Tigers 3, Camels 2, Lions 2, 18 other teams 1 each  (* includes unofficial 2020 season)
Greensox have shut out Mutineers twice,  Lions have shut out Camels twice, Thunder have shut out MoreLions/Bullfrogs twice, on both occasions 15-0
Shutouts suffered:
Phoenix 4, Bullfrogs/MoreLions 3, Vipers (original) 3, Bats 2, Bees 2, Camels 2, Lightning 2, Mutineers 2, Runners 2, Speeders 2, Spirits 2, Titans 2, Travelling Dodgers 2*, 19 other teams 1 each
Both sides of a shutout:
Bees, Camels, Greensox, Hackers, Lightning, Mavericks, Outlaws, Speeders, Thunder, Tigers/TravDodgers
Shutouts per year:

98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
2 1 0 0 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 6 1 2 3 4 3 3 3 2 3 2 1 2 1

Most-played fixtures

The most tested rivalry since records began in 1994 is between Mavericks and Greensox, who have met 72 times, with Sox squaring the series in 2017, falling back, but then drawing level again in 2021. This is also the closest rivalry of fixtures that have been played 20 times or more, details of which follow. Hackers-Bats is the most-played game between founder members [1]. Totals include cup games.

Tot Teams Record Next scheduled meeting
72 Greensox v Mavericks 35½-36½  
66 Mavericks v Dodgers 49-17  
64 Greensox v Dodgers 52-12  
41* Greensox v Lions 24½-16½  
40* Lions v Mavericks 23-17  
36* Lions v Dodgers 30-6  
36 Bats v Hackers [1] 22-14 23 August
34 Speeders v Bats [1] 25½-8½ +
30 Greensox v Thunder 16-14  
28 Mavericks v Thunder 17-12 10 August
28* Lions v Thunder 19½-8½  
27* Camels v Mutineers 15-12  
27 Thunder v Dodgers 18-9 August TBC
24* Greensox v Runners 16½-7½  
23 Greensox v Camels 22-1 24 August
22 Dodgers v Camels 12-10 17 August
22 Mavericks v Camels 20-2  
22* Outlaws v Thunder 13-9  
21* Lions v Camels 19-2  
21* Marauders v Bats 15-6  
21* Dodgers v Runners 13-8  
21* Mavericks v Runners 17½-3½  
20 Speeders v Hackers [1] 15½-4½ +

Notes: * Records frozen as one team involved has folded.
+ Teams in different divisions (this season)
Dodgers records include seasons as Mostly Harmless, Just Lust, Jammy Dodgers and Lion Dodgers.
Runners records include season as Ringway Pirates.
Speeders records include seasons as Fog Lane Foghorns.
Marauders records include seasons as Outlaws II and (2017-19) as Outlaws

The most one-sided rivalry is Greensox v Camels (22-1), while the biggest lead in head-to-heads is Greensox 39 over Dodgers.

[1] The four remaining founder members are: Bats, Greensox, Hackers and Speeders (founded as Foghorns). Greensox are the only one of these four to have been in the top division every season.