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November 21st, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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England’s cricketers, thanks largely to Stuart Broad with a five-fer, took the upper hand on the first day of the First Test of the Ashes series in Brisbane. Can the tourists press home their early advantage and go all the way and open up a 1-0 lead in the series? There is a lot of cricket still to be played of course at the Gabba, but with Paddy Power, you can take the opportunity to try and get double odds!
Back a winning Top Team Runscorer in any innings of the First Test, and if the player scores a century, then Paddy Power will pay you out at DOUBLE your original odds.
This great cricket betting promotion does apply only to bets placed before the first ball of that particular inning and applies tot he top team runscorer markets only. The maximum stake is £50 per customer.
Will the Aussies have a big scorer in their second innings? Who will be England’s star with the bat? Will it be captain Alastair Cook or Kevin Pietersen putting on a show in his 100th test match for England? It’s the Ashes and anything can happen.
New customers registering an account with online betting site Paddy Power can get up to a free £50 bet as welcome bonus, the bookmaker matching the value of your first stake with a free bet bonus!
July 30th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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Online betting site Paddy Power have a couple of great Ashes Cricket betting promotions running for the 3rd Test. England take a commanding 2-0 lead into the action at Old Trafford, which starts on August 1st. A third victory in a row, or even a draw would secure the Ashes in England’s grip, but the home fans will be encouraging Alastair Cook’s men to try and take another step towards delivering a series whitewash to the visiting Australians.
Paddy Power have two Ashes Third Test promotions, starting with a Double Odds Special. When you back a winning Top Team Runscorer in any innings of the Third Test, and that player scores and goes on to score a century, then the bookmaker will pay you out at Double your original odds. This applies to bets placed before the 1st ball of the innings is bowled and the maximum stake is £50 per customer.
The second Cricket promotion that Paddy Power have running for the Third Test is an LBW Special. If your player gets out LBW then the bookie will refund losing betting in-running bets on their Runs market for that particular innings. This applies again to single bets placed on the Player runs market after the first ball has been sent down the track. The refund on this one applies to Player Runs bets only, such as A Cook over 28.5 runs. The maximum refund is £100 per customer/bet.
July 16th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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England have kept faith with the same squad that won the opening Ashes Test against Australia, as the two old rivals head to Lords to contest the second Test this week. Can England take a commanding series lead, or will the Australians be able to mount a comeback? After so much dramatic and thrilling action from Trent Bridge in the first match, it is hard to predict just what can follow all of that. Will it be a more professional and concentrated effort from both sides?
Online bookmaker Ladbrokes have a good cricket betting promotion running for the England v Australia Second Test. If Kevin Pietersen top scores in England’s 1st innings in the 2nd Test Match, between England and Australia, starting 18/07/2013, then online betting site Ladbrokes will refund losing stakes on the Match Betting up to £50, in the form of a free bet token.
This applies to bets placed before the start of play on the 18th and it does offer some good coverage for your cricket betting. After scoring just 14 runs in less than half an hour at the crease in his first innings of the opening Test, Pietersen settled in for a solid half century, scoring 64 in nearly four hours.
England Top Runscorer 2nd Test 1st Innings odds at Ladbrokes
Cook 7/2, Pietersen 7/2, Trott 7/2, Root 9/2, Bell 11/2, Bairstow 10/1, Prior 1/1
In the first Test Jonathan Trott top scored for England in their first innings with just 48, while Ian Bell’s vital 109 was top in the second. Bell will be pretty good value in this one, as he has notched up three half centuries in his last five innings at Lords. In England’s last match but one at Lords, Jonny Bairstow fired off 95 and 54 against South Africa and back in May on the ground, he top scored in the first innings against New Zealand.
New customers registering an account with online bookmaker Ladbrokes can get up to a free £30 bet as a welcome bonus.
June 23rd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
England will be rattling back into action with England v New Zealand T20 Cricket betting on June 25th. It a busy summer for the ICC Champions Trophy finalists, the Ashes series will be right around the corner and so all the practice that England can get will only help them out there. This is a two match series for England against the Black Caps, and naturally on home soil, England are firm favourites. Bear in mind though England were favourites to beat New Zealand in the One Day International series ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy and failed.
But the head to head record for England v New Zealand in the T20 former is heavily in favour of the hosts. England have won seven on the nine previous meetings including two of the three matches which they have already contested this year. Back in February the two nations contested T20 internationals and England won 2-1 on that occasion down in New Zealand. Given the advantages that England’s seamers can get on their home soil, many are fancying that this latest renewal between them will result in a whitewash.
In the England v New Zealand T20 Series Correct Score market, England are pretty decent value at 2/1 with online betting site Bet Victor to make a clean sweep 2-0. Trading as the favourite option in the market is a 1-1 draw at 4/5, but England really need to come out swinging ahead of the Ashes series and may play freely and loosely after some tense battles in the ICC Champions Trophy.
England are 2/1 favourites to win the Series outright, with New Zealand back at 4/1 with Bet Victor to get the job done. For the first of the two T20 matches, England again are edging things at a price of 4/5 to take the opening win. Having won seven of the last eight T20 encounters with New Zealand, there is a clear favouritism here.
England v New Zealand T20 Series Outright Winner Odds at online betting site Bet Victor
Draw 11/10, England 2/1, New Zealand 4/1
Take advantage of some dynamic live in-play cricket betting with online bookmaker Bet Victor for the T20 series. New customers registering an account with the betting site can get up to a free £25 bet as a welcome bonus too. The bookmaker will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet.
May 22nd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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England made pretty short and swift work of New Zealand in the first Test and online bookmaker Bet Victor are offering some insurance should things take a similar path in the second. The second Test between England and New Zealand starts on May 24th and there is some great, unique match betting coverage to enjoy at Bet Victor, who won the award of Online Company of the Year at the BetView awards in May.
It was superb bowling by Stuart Broad and James Anderson to wrap up proceedings on the fourth day for England. Broad finished the innings with career best figures of 7-44 as he decimated the New Zealand batting line up. The Black Caps were all out in the second innings for just 68, the tenth lowest score in a Lords’ Test. The supreme bowling from Broad and Anderson, which had an added hostility that wasn’t there when England drew their recent Test series out in New Zealand.
But if the partnership of Broad and Anderson had not have shone so brightly and devastatingly on the fourth day, the match could have been closer. The tourists has skittled England out for 213 in the hosts’ second innings, the Black Caps setting themselves up for a decent run chance to win the match. Surprisingly England’s batting line up wasn’t as powerful as many had expected it to be against the tourists attack, with Tim Southee looking impressive.
If the second Test Match between England and New Zealand does not go to the 5th day of play, then online bookmaker Bet Victor will refund all losing pre-event Top First Inning Batsman and Top First Innings Bowler bets as a free bet up to £50!
So some tremendous cricket betting insurance, with Bet Victor’s Early Finish Insurance in the 2nd Test Match for England v New Zealand. New customers registering an account with online betting site Bet Victor can get up to a free £25 bet as a welcome bonus. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet.
May 15th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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England warm up for their Ashes quest later in the year with a Test series against New Zealand. Captain Alastair Cook will have a lot on his shoulders in getting the best out of his troops. Already established as one of the best batsmen in the world, online bookmaker Ladbrokes have a Money Back Special running for the First Test of England v New Zealand starting on May 16th and it all surrounds the batting power of England’s captain. Some great cricket betting is lined up for the next few days and Alastair Cook will be the focus of a lot of it.
If Alastair Cook top scores in England’s 1st inning, then the bookmaker will refund losing match bets up to the maximum value of £25 with a free bet back to your account. Qualifying match bets have to be placed before the first ball of the match is bowled and in-play bets do not count. England have a lot to prove to their home fans in home conditions after falling a little flat in New Zealand earlier in the year.
The action for the first test can be followed with exciting live in play betting options at online bookmaker Ladbrokes. New customers registering an account with the bookmaker can get up to three free £10 bets as a welcome bonus.
England are 4/6 favourites to win the First Test, with the tourists trading at a very distant 9/1. The draw is in at 13/8 with Ladbrokes. In the Top Batsman Betting Odds, it is Cook who is trading as outright favourite at a price of 5/2 with the bookmaker.
November 22nd, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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Online bookmaker Unibet have fired up a great cricket betting promotion ahead of the Second Test between India and England, which starts on Friday. England’s batsmen collapsed in the first innings of the first test and while Alastair Cook and Matt Prior offered some resistance against the slow Indian attack in their followed-on second innings, it still wasn’t enough to avoid a heavy nine wicket defeat. England’s mercurial batting talent, Kevin Pietersen is under the spotlight in the second test as Unibet launch their Nuts KP promotion.
Head to the online bookmaker and place a £10 bet on the Top England Batsman market for the Second Test and if Kevin Pietersen top score, then Unibet will refund losing bets. The combined totals of the 1st and 2nd innings counts towards the title. If Pietersen happens to end up joint top scorer, the bookie will still pay out the refund. So it may be worth using this coverage to have a punt on the majestic Alastair cook, who put in a knock of 176 in England’s second innings, or Matt Prior, England’s top scorer behind captain Cook.
As for Pietersen, he disappointed again, falling for 17 in the first innings and then getting clean bowled for 2 in the second. However, he is that type of player who can quickly hit a big score, with him, you just never know. It is cricket betting insurance all the same and worth taking.
England Top Batsman Second Test Betting at online bookmaker Unibet
Alastair Cook 3/1, Kevin Pietersen 4/1, Jonathan Trott 4/1, Nick Compton 11/2, Joe Root 11/2, Eoin Morgan 7/1, Jonathan Bairstow 7/1, Matt Prior 7/1
Online bookmaker Unibet, who provide a tremendous live in play betting service, welcome new customers with the offer a risk free £20 bet. If your first wager placed on a new account loses, then you will get your lost stake refunded up to the maximum of £20, so you won’t lose out on that first wager!
July 24th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
England v South Africa cricket betting is not looking as healthy for the home side as it was before the start of the season. That is because they were crushed by an innings and then some in the first Test of the three match series against tourists South Africa. England put up a decent total, if not memorable, largely thanks to Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott as the pitch at The Oval looked flat on the first day. So England started well in control at the start of day two, but with some clouds around, the South African bowlers started to find a bit of movement and started to trouble the England batsmen, skittling the rest of the England wickets out. That gave the South Africans a chance to get into bat, much earlier than they had anticipated, and superb knocks from Hashim Amla (with a triple century), captain Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis simply put the England bowlers to the sword. With the sun out in South London, there was no swing and no life on the pitch for the England attack to operate with.
So England blew a massive chance by not preserving their wickets on the second day, if they had, it could have been a lot different for them. The fact of the matter is, that there was a difference between the bowling. For all the great work that Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad have done in getting England to the top of the Test rankings, they were outshone and outclassed by the number one ranked bowler in the world, Dale Steyn. After a poor first day, he came back with all guns a blazing and showed why he was the best in the world. So the threat of the South African bowling attack, actually looked a lot sharper and provided a lot more conviction and tactical awareness than the England attack. Naturally England captain Andrew Strauss, who was out for a duck in the first innings, has said that he fully expects England to recover for the second test.
Second Test: England v South Africa Cricket Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet Victor
England 15/8, Draw 19/10, South Africa 15/8
This is a battle between the top two sides in the world, and now England’s position as number one is seriously under threat. England really need their attack to find something extra, and just a little bit more concentration from the batsmen will help. So it will be on to Headingly for the second test and England v South Africa cricket betting round two. The Tourists will no doubt have their tails up and be keen to claim top spot in the rankings. For England, the pressure will be on to perform and to try and pull the series level. After starting as favourites to win the series, England obviously now are well back.
England v South Africa Cricket betting Series Winner at online bookmaker Bet Victor
South Africa 1/2, Draw 3/1, England 7/1
Online bookmaker Bet Victor run a continuous cricket betting Money Back Special on their site for cricket betting. This is well worth looking at because when you place a pre-match Top Batsman bet, if the captain ends up being the Top Scorer and your selection loses, then Bet Victor will refund you single with a free bet. The coverage on the market is up to £50. Online bookmark Bet Victor offer a free £25 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet.
July 19th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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England start their summer cricket series against South Africa on Thursday, July 19. This is a coming together of the top two test nations in the world at the moment, with England looking to hold on to their status at the top, especially with home advantage for the three test series. But the South Africans led by Graeme Smith who has been passed fit to captain the side, will bring one of the best seam bowling attacks as well as plenty of batting prowess to England, in hope of climbing to the top of the world rankings. Popular online bookmaker Paddy Power have a money back special running for the England v South Africa test series, which should provide plenty of coverage for your cricket betting over the course of the three matches.
The first test is played on July 19-23, second test is played on August 2-5, and the third test starts on August 16 and concludes on August 20. England are trading a slight favourites to win the series, banking on a bit of home advantage against the strong Proteas, and with the English batsmen in fine form at the moment there is some good insurance on your England versus South Africa cricket betting courtesy of the Paddy Power money back special. If your selection for a particular players in the Players Runs market sees your selected option bowled out, then online bookmaker Paddy Power we’ll refund any losing in running bets.
This means for example if you backed England captain Andrew Strauss at over 28.5 runs in the Player Runs market, if Strauss was to be clean bowled out in that innings, then Paddy Power would refund your losing bet on Strauss, should he not have made your target. This does apply to live in running betting only for England versus South Africa cricket betting and the offer does apply to all three tests in the series. The coverage on this money back special is up to £100 so there is plenty of room in which to manoeuvre for your player runs betting.
England v South Africa Cricket Betting odds First Test at online bookmaker Paddy Power
England 11/8, Draw 6/4, South Africa 11/4
England vs South Africa test series betting at online bookmaker Paddy Power
England Evens, Draw 5/2, South Africa 5/2
Online bookmaker Paddy Power offer new customers up to a £50 free bet. The highly rated bookie will match the value of your first stake on a newly registered account with a free bet. Remember that this current cricket betting promotion applies only to live in running betting for England versus South Africa.
July 14th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
After crushing Australia emphatically in their recent One Day International series, the next challenge in a long year of cricket for England, is taking on South Africa. There are big prizes at stake here for the Tour, as England look to cement their position as the number one test side in the world, as well as make a claim for being the best ODI side as well. England are currently ranked number one in the Test and Twenty50 formats, and are close to the top in the ODI rankings after thrashing the Aussies. So now, with a successful series against South Africa, England could become the first ever nation to hold top ranking in all three formats of international cricket. That would be an immense achievement, and with home advantage against the touring South African’s, England will just be edging things as favourites, but they will face tougher challenges than they did against a beleaguered looking Australian side.
England v South Africa Test Series Betting
In England v South Africa cricket betting, England are trading as 11/10 favourites with online bookmaker Bet365 to win the Test series, with the Proteas back at 21/10. A draw over the three matches is trading at 14/5 with the bookie. So narrow margins here between the top two test sides in the world at the moment. England will naturally have a degree of advantage on home soil, but things should be pretty tight as on paper, there really is not much to choose between the two sides in either batting or bowling department. Could the difference come down to the spin of Graeme Swann? England do have the better spin bowling option to come into play, with Swann being far more prolific than the Proteas option of Imran Tahir. England’s seam bowling attack of Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan are a potent force as they have shown this year and they should match up well against world number one bowler Dale Steyn and partner Morne Morkel.
England v South Africa Test Dates
19-23 July: First Test, The Oval
2-6 August: Second Test, Headingley
16-20 August: Third Test, Lord’s
South Africa will bring the experience of Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis, who has never quite lived up to expectation in England. South Africa have a lot of batting strength, and good options to switch things up in the line-up as well. For England’s batsmen, they performed well in the ODI series against Australia, the top six getting the job done in each of the four matches played, never needing to call on the services of the seventh batsman. But England do not have a settled number six in the Test side after Eoin Morgan was dropped in the winter. That is likely to be the only unsettled spot in the English line up, whereas South Africa suffered the huge blow of losing wicket-keeper Mark Boucher, who had to retire from the game after suffering an eye injury. Boucher is the record holder in international Test cricket, for most dismissals as a keeper, and is a massive loss for the touring Proteas.
The head to head record in England v South Africa Test cricket stands at 56 to 29 in England’s favour from 138 matches. England have performed well on home soil against the Proteas, winning 27 matches, drawing 23 and losing just 11.
England v South Africa Test Series Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365
England 11/10, South Africa 21/10, Draw 14/5
England v South Africa Series Correct Score Odds at online bookmaker Bet365
1-1 Draw 7/2, 2-0 England 6/1, 1-0 England 5/1, 2-1 England 15/2, 1-0 South Africa 6/1, 2-1 South Africa 9/1
England v South Africa Cricket Betting Prediction
This should be a very tight series all the way. What could the difference come down to? The England batsmen being at home, comfortable and relaxed on their own track. South Africa can fire off a fierce seam bowling attack, but the England batting line up in playing well at the moment and looking very solid. There is usually someone to always come through and guide England forward and they are going to be hard to break down. England could just grind down the South Africa attack enough, and then do damage with their own swing bowling to just edge the series. A big series win is unlikely to prevail, but for being in a position to grind out a win, England are there and a 1-0 series win for 5/1 looks pretty good value. They will get their chances.
England v South Africa ODI Series
South Africa hold the edge in the ODI head to head between the two sides. The Proteas have won 23 and lost 19 of their 45 One Day International Matches against England. So with England and South Africa on equal ranking on the international format of the game behind only Australia, there really is nothing to chose between these two. England have won the last two ODI’s against South Africa though, beating them in Port Elizabeth in 2009, and again in their most recent meeting in Chennai in March of 2011. After England’s dominance over Australia in the format, using most of the Test side form should carry England far.
24 August: 1st ODI, Cardiff
28 August: 2nd ODI, Southampton
31 August: 3rd ODI, The Oval
2 Sept: 4th ODI, Lord’s
5 Sept: 5th ODI, Trent Bridge
England v South Africa Twenty20 Series
The two nations have only met five times before in Twenty20 matches, and England have won two and lost three of those meetings. The last time they played though was back in May 2010, which England did win, but since then, England have raced to the top of the world rankings in the Twenty20 format.
8 Sept: 1st T20, Chester-le-Street
10 Sept: 2nd T20, Old Trafford
12 Sept: 3rd T20, Edgbaston
Online bookmaker Bet Victor have a good cricket betting Money Back Special promotion which is worth looking at for England v South Africa betting. Place a pre-match Top Batsman bet in a match, and if the captain of the side happens to end up as the top scorer instead, then Bet Victor will refund your single stake on the Top Batsman market with a free bet. The coverage on this promotion is up to £50, so well worth looking at, as there are plenty of great value options in the field. Online bookmaker Bet Victor offer a free £25 bet for new customers registering an account with them, as they will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet.