Printer Friendly

Cricket: Why 8-1 Hampshire look such a safe bet.

THE seedy world of match-fixing and illegal bookmakers has cast a cloud over cricket this week, but punters in Britain have something to lift their spirits - the arrival of the domestic cricket season.

Gloucestershire begin the defence of their Benson and Hedges Cup crown tomorrow in the first shots of a campaign that has never offered so many fixed-odds and spread betting opportunities.

Sports Betting are first to the crease with the most comprehensive guide to the 2000 season and expect to hit the bookies for six with a selection of top tips.

And none is sweeter than Hampshire, who look must-bet each-way material at 8-1 to win the First Division of the County Championship.

Robin Smith's Hampshire are buzzing at the prospect of the world's greatest leg-spinner, Shane Warne, leading a bowling attack which also boasts England left-arm seamer Alan Mullally.

Warne is just one of a whole host of star overseas names who will be gracing the cricket pitches of England this summer with Glenn McGrath, Shoaib Akhtar, Rahul Dravid and Justin Langer all major box-office draws.

The B&H opens the season with another international master, Saqlain Mushtaq, tipped to lead 9-1 shots Surrey to cup glory.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2000 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Apr 14, 2000
Previous Article:Cricket: Cronje did take cash bung, says Bacher.
Next Article:Football: Top 10 bogey teams.

Related Articles
Cricket: Hants set fair to upset busy Lancs.
Cricket: Donald injury blow for Warwickshire.
Cricket: Deadly Donald to leave Hants on their pants.
Cricket: Time for firms to take singles.
Cricket: Dragons have too much fire for Hampshire.
cricket: Yorkshire batting too brittle for Cider clash.
Rugby Union: Gloucester not stopping yet.
Cricket: Run-machine Hodge could be the difference.
Cricket: Lancashire can claim revenge.
Cricket: Beaten finalists look set to roar back to form.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2022 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |