Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Great Start

Since Last Post P/L: £219.30
Monthly P/L: £285.38
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The start to July has been the complete opposite to what I experienced at the beginning of June and with plenty of action scheduled for the rest of the week long may it continue!
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Paraguay v USA
I very rarely make straight up bets anymore and will only do so if I feel the price on offer is significantly better value than what I perceive to be the true odds for the event. As the cricket was called off on Monday evening I decided to scan the Betfair markets to see what was going on and I noticed this little beauty. Paraguay are a team "on the up" and after their 5-0 drubbing of Colombia I was surprised that 2.08 was on offer for them to beat a USA side crushed 4-1 by Argentina in their previous game. As the USA side were also missing several key players I decided to take a punt of £35 on a Paraguayan victory. When I woke up on Tuesday I was greeted by the news that they'd won 3-1 and I was £35.91 better off.
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Sussex v Essex
Can you believe that the groundsmen at Hove could forget to fill up the floodlights with petrol before a SKY televised game? I couldn't either, when at the turn of the innings the umpire declared that this was the case. Despite the Sussex Chief Executive back tracking with some other excuse a little later, it was a very embarrassing situation for all concerned as the Essex reply to Sussexs' 163 was delayed by 45 minutes. Hove is a deceiving ground - it looks like a great pitch but teams always seem to struggle to post massive scores and the Sharks' total was always likely to be a challenge under the conditions. Essex looked in control for much of their innings with Bopara leading away but they started to crumble in the last 7 overs and in the end fell considerably short of the target. The match was a bit a of a trading dream for me as I constructed an all green position of £193.39 on the outright market but lost £10 for covering myself on the completed match market just in case they couldn't solve the floodlight problem. So overall a profit of £183.39 can declared for the match.
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4 comments:

Rodrigo said...

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karma police said...

UNLUCKY son...get your cash on roger federer and collect at the end of the week

Anonymous said...

Hi Mark,

Which sites do you get your cricket stats from?

Keep up the good blog.

Thanks,

Andy

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Andy,

There's plenty of cricket stat sites about but these are the ones I look at mostly:

http://www.cricinfo.com/
http://www.howstat.com.au/cricket/home.asp
http://www.testmatchstats.com/

I hope they help and thanks for the support.

All the best

Mark