Monday 17 August 2009 

Ashes: Trott Cut Top Be England Top Bat: Draw Backed

Ashes: Trott Cut Top Be England Top Bat: Draw Backed
Ashes: Trott Cut Top Be England Top Bat: Draw Backed
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William Hill have trimmed the price of Jonathan Trott being England's top batsman from 7/1 to 5/1 following solid support but the only result punters expect is a draw. Hills offer the draw at 6/5 with England 4/1 and Australia 11/8. Hills are 4/6 that Harmison gets the nod ahead of Onions who is 11/10 to start and despite a solid show against the Lions Hills are odds against Brett Lee playing at 11/10.

"A draw is good enough for Australia, the weather looks changeable and the pitch is a batsman' s paradise....all the stats are screaming draw and the 6/5 will come under severe pressure in the coming 24hrs," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.

The Ashes: 4/1 England, 6/5 Draw, 11/8 Australia

8/1 Thursday Start Delayed Due To Inclement Weather

To Play:

Harmison 4/6 Yes, 11/10 No
Onions: 8/13 no, 6/5 Yes
Brett lee: 4/6 No, 11/10 Yes

Both Bell & Trott To Score Hundred In First Innings: 33/1 First Innings:

BATSMAN MATCH BET: 4/6 Ian Bell v Jonathan Trott 11/10 William Hill England Top Bat: 3/1 Strauss, 7/2 Cook, 5/1 Bell, 5/1 Trott, 6/1 Prior, 6/1 Collingwood, 10/1 Flintoff, 20/1 Broad, 40/1 Swann, 100/1 Bar

IAN BELL 1ST INNS RUNS: 9/4 0-20, 5/2 21-40, 4/1 41-60, 6/1 61-80, 8/1 81-99, 7/1 100 or more

JONATHAN TROTT 1ST INNS RUNS: 15/8 0-20, 2/1 21-40, 5/1 41-60, 7/1 61-80, 10/1 81-99, 9/1 100 or more