The columns on this site may have been a little heavy with tennis and cricket of late but with so many great matches on offer within these two sports, they’ve been impossible to ignore.
Tonight’s televised match in the Friends Life T20 sees first take on second in the south group as Dominic Cork’s high flying Hampshire host challengers Sussex. While this isn’t exactly ‘winner takes all’, it could be a clear indication as to who is the stronger side and who is more worthy of a bet on finals day itself.
Going straight into the betting, a gamble on Hampshire to win tonight’s game will currently return a best price of 10/11 with Stan James while a bet on Sussex will get you as much as 11/10 with Paddy Power and Betfred.
Hampshire lead the table but only just and with whatever slight advantage playing at home gives you in this format, those odds are about right. Hampshire have some stronger names in their side but the toss could prove vital here and runs on the board in the first innings could be enough to take the tie.
The weather for once looks like it won’t intervene so take a gamble on Hampshire and make tonight’s top of the table clash even more interesting. As a side point, betting on the hard hitting Sean Irvine as the highest scoring Hampshire batsman at 7/1 with Totesport looks to be very good value indeed.