Tuesday 31 May 2011 

Cricket Betting: England Backed at 999-1

Cricket Betting: England Backed at 999-1
Cricket Betting: England Backed at 999-1
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One Betfair punter is celebrating after placing £5 on England to beat Sri Lanka at the maximum odds of 999-1 on Betfair.
 
In one of the most stunning turnarounds in cricket betting – if not cricketing – history, the draw was also backed at the minimum price of 1-100.

Betfair spokesman on cricket betting Tony Calvin commented: "Not only did one punter net a £5,000 return for just a £5 bet, a whole host of our customers are also celebrating potential life-changing wins after backing England at three-figure prices today.

"For example, there was £265 matched at 239-1, too, and all prices downwards.

"In Betfair betting terms, there simply cannot be a bigger upset, as our maximum odds on single bets are 999-1."