Friday 20 August 2010 

Cricket Betting: Cook Ton Seals Ashes Spot

Cricket Betting: Cook Ton Seals Ashes Spot
Cricket Betting: Cook Ton Seals Ashes Spot
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Alastair Cook has been slashed to 1/16 to open the batting for England in the first Ashes test, according to Ladbrokes.

The under-fire batsman silenced his critics with a gutsy century at The Oval and the bookies reckon he's now nailed on to face the Aussies this Winter.

David Williams of Ladbrokes said of the latest cricket betting odds: "Cook's century was probably the biggest of his career and his big score has cemented his place at the top of the batting."

Cook is an unlikely 100/1 to be the Sports Personality of the Year. At tea, England were 5/2 to win the Test match against Pakistan with the visitors still the 2/7 favourites.