England’s cricket counties have re-invented the wheel again and Clydesdale Bank 40 betting offers the opportunity for spectacular entertainment throughout the summer season.
Fifty-over cricket has suddenly become the poor relation of the game with the explosion of Twenty20 cricket. But subtle changes to the reduced-overs format has inspired aggressive batting, and supporters have responded in encouraging numbers.
Fixtures have been given added impetus (and spice) as Scotland’s and Ireland’s national teams have been given a place in the competition - as have a collection of players released by the first class counties who play under the Unicorns banner.
Opening group matches provide an opportunity to profit from Clydesdale Bank 40 betting. Why? At the start of the season when wickets are green and scoring is low, there is great merit in supporting the bowlers when betting on the Clydesdale Bank 40.
The competition (and Clydesdale Bank 40 bets) then go on hold for the county championship and Twenty20 competitions, but results are always in the back of punters’ minds with a final at Lord’s to play for.
Throughout the tournament, live Clydesdale Bank 40 betting has proved popular as many of the matches are broadcast on UK satellite television and on the internet. And with matches shown on a variety of nights, online Clydesdale Bank 40 betting continues to grow in popularity as a number of online bookmakers offer in play betting markets and a host of free bets.
Clydesdale Bank 40 odds can cover individual matches, group winners, semi-final victors and eventual winners.
But Clydesdale Bank 40 betting odds provide further value, pricing markets where the number of sixes scored by an individual player, or a game’s leading wicket-taker or overall run scorer also feature.
Certain English counties put their house on one-day competition success and the likes of Somerset, Essex and Sussex are worth a close examination in Clydesdale Bank 40 odds markets.
But the likes of Scotland, Ireland and the Unicorns are always worth supporting with a modest Clydesdale Bank 40 bet.
The Scots, in particular, have shown themselves more than capable of upsetting the odds and their matches against the stronger English counties are amongst the highlights of their season.
A cold Sunday afternoon in Aberdeen is hardly an inspiration to the English counties and that’s when the Saltires can occasionally prove their Clydesdale Bank 40 odds wrong.
As one journalist said: “The season is very truncated, with matches played at the start and end of the season before the final four games and the Lord’s final.
“Clydesdale Bank 40 betting rewards predictions based on form. However, it’s worth keeping an eye on whether the England players are going to be made available to their counties, something that can really mess up the predictions if the likes of Jimmy Anderson are playing. The counties are desperate to get to the final and the results are keenly contested as the season progresses.
“A day out at Lord’s is one of the highlights of any player’s career and impressing in the one day fixtures could be a passport into the England national team.
“Clydesdale Bank 40 betting odds can change very quickly during the course of a match and your online bookmaker will be quick to react.
“It follows that a wise predictor would look to use a free bet at the start of the season to select his group winners, while later in the campaign, online Clydesdale Bank 40 betting should focus on the teams who have not lost many of their players to the international ranks.
“Clydesdale Bank 40 odds on leading run-scorers are always interesting. Fifty over cricket was dying on its feet and I’m sure the ICC will be looking at what is happening in the 40-over game in England.
“As a rough guide, a successful bet on the Clydesdale Bank 40 winners is likely to replicate one on another cricket competition: the teams who do well in domestic Twenty20 competitions tend to do well at the CB40 too. The skills between the two disciplines easily translate, as the likes of Graeme Swann have shown for country and county.
“Clydesdale Bank 40 bets really kick in at the semi-final stages when it’s worth considering backing counties who enjoy home advantage.
“But with the final at Lord’s at the end of an English summer, it could well the team that wins the toss and chooses to bowl first who represents best value for a Clydesdale Bank 40 bet.”