Ashes Third Test: You Bet Bell Will Bat At Five

Ashes Third Test: You Bet Bell Will Bat At Five
Ashes Third Test: You Bet Bell Will Bat At Five
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Cricket Betting: Bell Backed To Bat At Five: William Hill have halved the price of Ian Bell batting at five from 10/1 to 5/1 following a number of bets but he remains favourite to start at four.

"A decent number of our punters think that Collingwood will be promoted up the order and  we have taken evasive action by halving the price of Bell starting at five," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams

What Number Will Bell Bat At?: 2/5 Four, 7/2 Three, 5/1 Five, 16/1 Six

William Hill: Bell First Innings Runs: 8/1 None. 7/1 1-9, 7/1 10-19, 6/1 20-29, 5/1 30-39, 11/2 40-49, 6/1 50-59, 13/2 60-69, 7/1 70-79, 7/1 80-89, 15/2 90-99, 8/1 100+

Onions Favourite To Grab Final 3rd Test Slot: It looks like it is a straight fight between Graham Onions and Steve Harmison for the final bowler's spot with Hills offering 3/1 that Monty plays, 4/6 Onions and 11/10 Steve Harmison.

"We have seen money for Monty to miss out at 2/7 and are now 2/9 and the odds suggest that Onions will be the lucky one," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.

Mitchell Johnson: Hills expect the Australian selectors to stick with Mitchell Johnson and make him 2/7 to start but 7/2 to fail to take a wicket in the first Innings. He is 8/11 to take more wickets that Fred Flintoff in the first test.

Mitchell Johnson To Start 3rd Test: 2/7 to play, 5/2 not to play.

Mitchell Johnson 1st Innings wickets: 7/2 None, 2/1 One, 5/2 Two, 9/2 Three, 10/1 Four, 12/1 Five or more

1st innings bowler match bet: 8/11  Mitchell Johnson, EVS  Andrew Flintoff

Third Test Draw Backed As Adverse Forecast Confirmed William Hill Series Betting: 1/1 England, 5/2 Australia, 9/4 Draw

William Hill Third Test: 10/3 England, 7/4 Australia, 1/1 Draw