Thursday 24 May 2012 

Cricket Betting: Bookies Fearing £50,000 Payout

Cricket Betting: Bookies Fearing £50,000 Payout
Cricket Betting: Bookies Fearing £50,000 Payout
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If Stuart Broad is named Man of the Match it will see Ladbrokes refund £50,000 in total to punters across the Test series to date.

Despite being hit for six at Lord's the firm are feeling generous by offering to refund losing match bets if Stuart Broad is named man of the match, and should he be given the honour it will see £50,000 refunded to punters in the space of a week.

England are favoured at 1/3 in the match betting to take the series to a 2-0 lead (9/4), however the West Indies shouldn't be written off at 7/1 to draw level (16/1) with England until the final Test at Edgbaston in June.

Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook are the joint 7/2 favourites to lead England's batting with James Anderson (2/1) preferred to do the job over Stuart Broad (5/2) as the top wicket taker.

Jessica Bridge, cricket betting expert at Ladbrokes: "Punters have latched on to our generosity and if Broad plays anything like he did at Lord's we'll have a major headache by Monday morning."

Ladbrokes latest betting

Match Betting

England 1/3
West Indies 7/1
Draw 4/1

Series winner

England 1/50
West Indies 50/1
Draw 16/1

Series Correct Scores

England 3-0        8/11
England 2-0        9/4
England 2-1        8/1
England 1-0        14/1
West Indies 2-1   50/1
Draw 1-1             16/1

Top England runscorer

Trott 7/2
Cook 7/2
Pietersen 4/1
Strauss 4/1
Bell 6/1
Bairstow 10/1
Bopara 10/1
Prior 12/1

Top England wicket taker

Anderson 2/1
Broad 5/2
Finn 11/4
Onions 11/4
Swann 3/1
Bresnan 7/2

Top West Indies runscorer

Chanderpaul 5/2
Bravo 9/2
Samuels 5/1
Barath 5/1
Powell 11/2
Edwards 6/1

Top West Indies wicket taker

Roach 9/4
Edwards 11/4
Rampaul 11/4
Sammy 3/1
Best 7/2
Shillingford 7/2

If Stuart Broad is Man of the Match we will refund losing match bets. Full T+C at: www/ladbrokes/com/broad