Star Columnist Profile: Ed Hawkins

Ed Hawkins has played a central role in Betfair's cricket coverage for more than a decade. His match previews, across all forms of the sport, are essential reading and as a tipster he has finished every year in profit.

Ed's betting advice is second to none and, whether he's at home in London or filing copy between innings in India, his vivid and deeply-knowledgeable writing gets readers close to the action.

His Hawk Eye analysis of cricket stats arms readers with the facts they need to make informed betting decisions. Ed also hosts the Cricket... Only Bettor podcast where, with a broad range of guests, he discusses topical issues from the sport and innovative ideas about betting.

As well as a stint writing for the Racing Post, Ed is a published author and has twice been named the Sports Journalists Association's Sports Betting Writer of the Year. His book, Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy (2013) was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award and was Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2013 book of the year.

He is steeped in the world of betting and has written movingly about how, as a boy, he skipped school to attend race meetings with his father. Ed's most recent book is The Men on Magic Carpets: Searching for the Super Human Sports Star.

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