Thursday 1 October 2009 

Cricket Betting: We Got It Wrong - Good For Punters

Cricket Betting: We Got It Wrong - That's Good For Punters
Cricket Betting: We Got It Wrong - That's Good For Punters
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Any number of Stan James punters more than patriotic reasons to cheer on England in the Champions Trophy semi-final following the firm's decision pre-tournament to refund all losing bets on the outright market if England won the competition. Thus all punters who backed India, South Africa and Sri Lanka will be behind England as the Tournament reaches the last four tomorrow. Head of PR Charlie McCann: "We were convinced without Pietersen and Flintoff that England had no chance in South Africa and there will be a fair degree of humble pie as well as cash that will have to be swallowed if England win the ICC Trophy. That said it looks likely that they will have to beat both Australia and Pakistan to lift the Trophy and the new look Shah and Collingwood will have to maintain their excellent recent form if England are to gain a famous but for some an unlikely victory". Champions Trophy 2009 ~ Tournament Outright Revised 6-4 Australia 2 Pakistan 7-2 England 5 New Zealand England v Australia - ICC Champions Trophy Semi Final 4-7 Australia 11-8 England England v Australia - ICC Champions Trophy Semi Final ~ Top England Batsman 3 Strauss, Andrew 7-2 Denly, Joe 4 Shah, Owais 9-2 Collingwood, Paul 5 Morgan, Eoin 6 Prior, Matt 6 Bopara, Ravinder 12 Wright, Luke 25 Broad, Stuart 25 Bresnan, Tim 33 Rashid, Adil 40 Swann, Graeme 100 Sidebottom, Ryan 150 Anderson, James 150 Onions, Graham England v Australia - ICC Champions Trophy Semi Final ~ Top Australia Batsman 3 Ponting, Ricky 7-2 Watson, Shane 7-2 Paine, Tim 9-2 Hussey, Mike 5 Hussey, David 13-2 Ferguson, Callum 13-2 White, Cameron 8 Voges, Adam 16 Hopes, James 20 Johnson, Mitchell 50 Lee, Brett 66 Hauritz, Nathan 100 Siddle, Peter 150 Hilfenhaus, Ben England v Australia - ICC Champions Trophy Semi Final ~ Highest Opening Partnership 5-6 England 5-6 Australia England v Australia - ICC Champions Trophy Semi Final ~ Highest Score 1st 15 Overs 8-11 Australia EV England England v Australia - ICC Champions Trophy Semi Final ~ Most Sixes EV Australia 6-5 England 9-2 Tie England v Australia - Batsman Match Bets ~ Strauss v Watson 5-6 Strauss, Andrew 5-6 Watson, Shane England v Australia - Batsman Match Bets ~ Denly v Paine 5-6 Denly, Joe 5-6 Paine, Tim England v Australia - Batsman Match Bets ~ Shah v Ponting 4-5 Ponting, Ricky 10-11 Shah, Owais England v Australia - Batsman Match Bets ~ Collingwood v M. Hussey 4-5 Hussey, Mike 10-11 Collingwood, Paul England v Australia - Batsman Match Bets ~ Morgan v Ferguson 4-5 Morgan, Eoin 10-11 Ferguson, Callum