Cricket Betting: Hampshire To Be Bookies Friends For Life?
Hampshire are the 2/1 favourites with Ladbrokes to win the Friends Life T20 final at Edgbaston.
The bookies are cheering the market leaders on against southern rivals Somerset in the opening pick 'em game (10/11 each of two) as a resut of considerable ante-post support for The Sabres.
Joint 4/1 outsiders Lancashire & Leicestershire face off in the other semi-final and it's Lancashire who are just favoured at 8/11 (Leicestershire 10/11).
T20 finals day also represents one of the biggest betting days in the year in the sport with turnover expected to break the million pound barrier for the day.
Alex Donohue, cricket betting expert at Ladbrokes said: "Providing the weather holds we're looking forward to one of our biggest days of trading. That being the case it remains a massive cheer for Hampshire in the opening game as we'd love to see Somerset beat."
He added: "T20's popularity is growing year on year thanks to the wealth of in-play markets at punters disposal."
Ladbrokes latest betting
2011 Friends Life T20
Hampshire - 2/1
Somerset - 3/1
Lancashire - 4/1
Leicestershire - 4/1
Leicestershire - 10/11
Lancashire - 8/11
Hampshire - 10/11
Somerset - 10/11