Sunday 21 November 2010 

Cricket Betting: England All The Rage For The Ashes

Cricket Betting: England All The Rage For The Ashes
Cricket Betting: England All The Rage For The Ashes
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England's chances of winning the Ashes in Australia are the best for a generation, according to Ladbrokes' punters.

The bookies report more support for Andrew Strauss's visitors in the past month than in the past two decades.

David Williams, cricket betting expert at Ladbrokes said: "It's the most popular England team in Australia for a generation. As the first test approaches we're staring down the barrel of a huge England payout.

"Traditionally punters have been understandably hesitant about backing the visitors in Australia but they've not hung around this time. We'll definitely be cheering on the Aussies."

Ladbrokes - The Ashes betting:

First Test

11/10 Australia
15/8 England
11/4 Draw

Series betting

10/11 Australia
13/8 England
9/2 Draw

England to retain the Ashes?

4/5 Yes
10/11 No

Top England series runscorer

7/2 A Strauss
7/2 K Pietersen
9/2 J Trott
5/1 I Bell
6/1 A Cook
7/1 P Collingwood
12/1 M Prior
20/1 E Morgan
33/1 S Davies
50/1 S Broad
100/1 G Swann
500/1 bar

Top England series wicket-taker

11/10 G Swann
7/2 J Anderson
7/2 S Broad
6/1 S Finn
12/1 C Tremlett
20/1 T Bresnan
20/1 M Panesar
50/1 P Collingwood