Cricket Betting: Record-Breaking Ashes Bet Placed
The biggest bet in Ashes history was struck on Monday morning at Ladbrokes - on an England series victory.
The firm fielded a £250,000 single bet on England at odds of 7/4 to triumph Down Under as the odds onan historic win for the tourists continue to tumble.
David Williams of Ladbrokes said about the latest cricket betting news: "As opening salvos go this has to be one of the bravest. It's a monster bet and a sure sign of the confidence behind the England team.
"They've got all the momentum and this bet has all but confirmed our position on the eve of the Ashes: we're terrified of an England win."
England are now into 13/8 for the series on the back of the huge bet with Australia clinging on to their position of odds-on favourites at 10/11. A drawn series is 9/2.
Ladbrokes have also released their biggest ever range of Ashes specials markets with Graham Swann the 9/1 favourite to be Player of the Series. A hat-trick this series is 12/1 and the firm offer 16/1 about the opening ball of the series being a wide.
Ladbrokes - The Ashes betting:
England to retain the Ashes?
England to win a Test
Australia to win a Test
Total England Wins
Exactly 1 7/4
Exactly 2 15/8
Exactly 3 5/1
Exactly 4 20/1
Exactly 5 40/1
Total Australia Wins
Exactly 1 3/1
Exactly 2 15/8
Exactly 3 5/2
Exactly 4 8/1
Exactly 5 25/1
Player of the Series
G Swann 9/1
R Ponting 10/1
A Strauss 12/1
K Pietersen 12/1
S Watson 12/1
S Katich 12/1
M Johnson 12/1
B Hilfenhaus 12/1
S Broad 16/1
J Anderson 16/1
M Clarke 16/1
P Siddle 16/1
A Cook 20/1
J Trott 20/1
Any player to score 200 in a single innings 11/8
NO player to score 200 in a single innings 1/2
Any team to win by an an innings 11/10
NO team to win by an an innings 4/6
The first ball of The Ashes to be a wide 16/1
Any player to score 300 in a single innings 25/1
The highest Ashes run chase to be beaten (Currently 404) 10/1
Any player to take a hat-trick 12/1
NO Player to take a hat trick 1/66