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Cricket fan Dave Thompson wants to see the odds bookmakers pricing up more speciality bets on the cricket World Cup

WITH three days to go until the start of the cricket World Cup, it will be interesting to see whether bookmakers will take the bull by the horns and try some variations on the individual matches.

For example, on England v Sri Lanka on Friday, what about seeing some match bets on, say, the highest scorer out of captains Alec Stewart and Arjuna Ranatunga, or the highest wicket-taker out of Darren Gough and Muttiah Muralitharan? Or possibly how many wickets will be taken in the match, with over and under scores for players?

I know spread firms cover some of these markets, but I would rather lose what I know I can afford, in as much as cricket can be very volatile with high and low extremes.

Over to you, fixed-odds bookmakers.

Dave Thompson

London E11

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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:May 11, 1999
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