Cricket By Rupert Adams

England All The Rage For 2nd Test – Bring On The Ashes

England are the 11/10 favourites to win the second test against New Zealand and William Hill can report that over 90% of the early bets have been for Alastair Cook’s team, in what looks like a remarkable turnaround. Ben Stokes is the man of the moment and can be backed at 9/2 to score a century in the second test match.

England are currently unchanged at 7/2 to win the Ashes, although they are finally attracting a number of small bets.

“England cricket fans are in seventh heaven but an Ashes victory still looks a tall order,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

England vs New Zealand: 11/10 England, 9/4 New Zealand, 9/4 Draw

Stokes Century: 9/2 In either innings, 8/1 First Innings

Top England Bat: 3/1 Root, 7/2 Cook, 7/2 Bell, 9/2 Balance, 5/1 Lyth, 9/1 Stokes, 9/1 Ali, 14/1 Buttler, 50/1 Jordan, 66/1 Wood, 125/1 Broad


Top England Bowler: 2/1 Anderson, 3/1 Broad, 7/2 Jordan, 7/2 Wood, 5/1 Stokes, 11/2 Ali, 16/1 Root


The Ashes: 7/2 England, 1/3 Australia, 1/3 Draw