The County Championship Season will be taking place in the UK during April and September of 2012. The U.K.'s top Internet bookmaker – 888sport, is providing punters with a wide range of betting selections on all the fixtures taking place. All the results, fixtures and scheduled games will be broadcast compliments of the England Cricket Board (ECB), and on top online Internet bookmaker sites. The administrators of this prestigious contest include the England and Wales Cricket Board and it takes place over several months with 144 x 4 day games, with 18 participating teams.
Schedule, Results, and Fixtures of the 2012 County Championship
Division I teams include: Durham, Middlesex, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire. Division II teams include Derbyshire, Essex, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, and Yorkshire. Games will be played across the UK, including Riverside Ground, Headingly, Old Trafford, Racecourse Ground, Trent Bridge, Grace Road, Edgbaston, New Road, SWALEC Stadium, Nevil Road, Taunton, Rose Bowl, The Oval, Lord’s, Northampton, Chelmsford, St Lawrence and Hove.
Betting Odds, Predictions and Standings, Compliments of 888sport – the Leading Online Bookmaker
The top predictions for the 2012 County Championship Cricket contest at 888sport include the following odds:
• Betting Odds on Durham at 4 to 1
• Betting Odds on Somerset at 5 to 1
• Betting Odds on Nottinghamshire at 11 to 2
• Betting Odds on Lancashire at 11 to 2
• Betting Odds on Warwickshire at 13 to 2
• Betting Odds on Sussex at 9 to 1
• Betting Odds on Middlesex at 9 to 1
The top predictions for the 2012 County Championship Cricket contest that 888sport include the following odds for Division II teams:
• Hampshire at Betting Odds of 3 to 1
• Yorkshire at Betting Odds of 7 to 2
• Essex at Betting Odds of 5 to 1
• Northamptonshire at Betting Odds of 7 to 1
• Kent at Betting Odds of 8 to 1
• Glamorgan at Betting Odds of 9 to 1
Please note that at 888sport, each way bets on 3 places are at 1 to 5 odds, as of 4 of May 2012.
The History, Standings and Results from Former County Cricket Championships
The County Championship Division One contests begins on Thursday, 5 April 2012. 888sport provides punters with a wide range of free bets, free betting selections and exciting promotions ahead of this cricket contest. The first teams competing in this prestigious contest include: Surrey against Sussex at The KIA Oval. Then it's Somerset against Middlesex in Taunton, and Nottinghamshire against Worcestershire at Trent Bridge. The contest goes all the way through until 11 September 2012. History has shown that certain teams continue to do well in this contest. The 2011 County championship holders were Lancashire. This was their 8th title for this cricket contest. The U.K.'s leading online bookmakers, including 888 sport place Lancashire right up there as one of the hot favourites. In total, teams play 16 matches and generate a points tally which must be the highest in order to win. The Division II team that won the County Championship was Middlesex, which played 16 games won 8 of them, lost 2, and drew 6.