Cricket Betting – How to pick up free bets on England


Betting on the cricket has become increasingly popular in the UK, and with a few mouth watering clashes involving England on the horizon, there’s plenty of opportnity for punters.

It seems that Bet365 no longer offer free bets  but there are £100 worth of bet credits to pick up, which is a a great place to start

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Bet365 offer an extensive betting experience on all formats of cricket. From the T20 Blast to the Ashes series Bet365 offer a variety of betting markets for punters to enjoy.

Below we outline some of the cricket betting markets on offer.

To win the match

Straight forward, as with all bookies and sporting events the match market is available on all cricket games.

Double chance

The double chance market is more popular with test match cricket. This bet allows you to cover two outcomes. I.e England to win or draw.

Series correct score

This bet is available on all formats of international cricket when two teams are battling it out in a series. Simply predict the correct score.

To win the toss

Available on every game punters can bet on which team they think will win the toss.

Match handicap

Handicap betting in cricket works on wickets and runs. For example it would look something like England -4.5 wickets/-25.5 runs – for this to win England would have to win by at least five wickets or 26 runs.

Man of the match

For all major international games, both test and one day, punters can bet on who they think will be awarded man of the match.

Top team batsman

Select who you think will score the most runs for the specific team. For test match betting pre-match bets will be first innings only unless stated. To bet on the 2nd innings this can be done in-play.

Top team bowler

Similarly you can bet on the top team bowler in each innings.

Highest opening partnership

Bet on which opening partnership will  score the most runs.

Most match sixes

This market allows you to bet on which team you think will score the most sixes. There’s also a draw option if you think it’ll end in a tie.

1st over total runs

Bet on how many runs will be scored in the first over. This can be done in-play for each innings.

Fifty and hundred to be score in match

These two separate markets allow you to back individual players to score 50+ and 100+. You can also back yes or no on whether a 50 or 100 will be scored in the match, although the odds aren’t great for this.

1st wicket method

Caught, bowled, lbw, run out, stumped and other can all be backed in this market. In-play the same options are available but for next wicket dismissal.

Total runs in match

Bet365 provide a total and you decide whether it’ll be over or under. Typically it’s 5/6 a pop. Similarly this can be done for first innings score

Player performance

This market let’s you bet on individual players’ performances with the bar. Similar to total runs Bet365 give a figure and then punters pick over or under.

Check out the rest of Bet365’s cricket markets on all major test matches, ODI’s and T20s.

If you are having a flutter on a match please gamble responsibly. Odds can fluctuate  Over 18’s Only T&C Apply.