December 2009 - England Cricket

South Africa v England 2nd Test Betting: Day Five

Graeme Swann inspired England at Kingsmead

England should not need long to wrap up an incredible victory over South Africa in Durban to take a 1-0 lead. Ed Hawkins takes us through to the finish....


Ed Hawkins

30 Dec 2009

South Africa v England 2nd Test Betting: Day Four

Ian Bell was charged with scoring quick runs in the first session

England will attempt to push on for a victory chance in Durban. Ed Hawkins is on hand to guide us through a pivotal day at Kingsmead. Email him with your thoughts on the action here...


Ed Hawkins

29 Dec 2009

Test Match Betting: Cook needs to rustle up the runs before he's Head Chef

Cook clips one off his legs on his way to a fine century against South Africa but international captaincy is a whole new ball game

Paul Moon considers the merits of Alastair Cook as a future England captain and wonders who Andrew Strauss' long-term successor might be......


Paul Moon

28 Dec 2009

South Africa v England 2nd Test Live Betting Blog: Day Two

Live Test Match Blogging

A late blast of wickets hauled England back into the second Test. Can they make it count on day two though? Ed Hawkins talks you through the action and odds. Email him here...


Ed Hawkins

26 Dec 2009

South Africa v England 2nd Test Betting: Day One

England will need wickets from Broad

Forget the cold turkey and soggy Christmas pud, join Ed Hawkins to guide you through a mouthwatering day of in-running betting with day one of the second Test from Durban. Email him here...


Ed Hawkins

25 Dec 2009

The Betfair Big Interview: Graham Gooch

Graham Gooch gives Kevin Pietersen some tips ahead of the First Test.

With the second Test starting in South Africa on Boxing Day, Betfair went to meet England's newly recruited batting coach Graham Gooch to get some clues on what comes next . .....


Ralph Ellis

24 Dec 2009

South Africa v England Test Betting: Silly selection decisions are working in England's favour

Makhaya Ntini will retain his Test place despite a disappointing performance at Centurion

Retaining Makhaya Ntini makes South Africa weaker yet the home selectors are operating with one arm behind their back - and that makes England value to land an away win says Ralph Ellis...



22 Dec 2009

Test Match Cricket Betting: Final ball drama but England hold on

Friedel De Wet took four second innins wickets on debut but he couldn't quite get South Africa over the line.

All the in-running fluctuations from a crazy last hour of betting on Betfair as England secure a draw in the end.......

Test Cricket Betting: Chance missed or the Wright choice?

England Cricket

Playing attacking Test cricket is a bit like drinking and eating less at Christmas. Everybody agrees they should, and they even talk about how they plan to do it. But then nobody actually does. Ralph...


Ralph Ellis

15 Dec 2009

Test Match Betting: England's first task is to get the team's balance right

Frank Gregan discusses England's different options when it comes to the balance of the team ahead of the First Test and wonders whether there will be a place for the much-criticised, yet highly talented, Ian...


Frank Gregan

14 Dec 2009

Test Match Betting: South Africa have time on their side

A beaten and bowed South Africa have drifted for success in the Test series, which starts next week, against England. But is it justified and are the hosts still value? Ed Hawkins tries to find...


Ed Hawkins

9 Dec 2009

Cricket Betting: How to bet on England in the Test series against South Africa

England have given a good account of themselves during the opening weeks of their tour of South Africa. They're still big outsiders for the Test series though, so be careful when trading in and out,...

Cricket Betting: Gooch must win over England's engimas

Ralph Ellis approves the appointments of Graham Gooch as England's batting coach but wonders how some of the squad's more enigmatic talents will react to the former-captain's work ethic....


Ralph Ellis

1 Dec 2009

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