Saturday, 14 July 2007

Wet Wet Wet

Daily P/L: £61.18
Monthly P/L: £488.37
It was my works Summer Ball last night and even though I had a hangover from hell this morning, I'd recovered enough by this afternoon to take a look at the cricket. I'm getting a much better feel for the game these days and it seems to be paying off. If the weather could improve I'm sure it would have a positive effect on my p/l but the forecast unfortunately is not good. More rain is scheduled to arrive and with Pro 40 and Twenty20 games due to take place this week it would seem they're destined to be washed out. This is hugely frustrating but what can I do? Not much is the answer except be patient, not rush into things and concentrate on picking up small wins when they come along.
Leicestershire v Kent
In all honesty, this was quite a poor game to trade. Leicestershire won the toss and on the basis that they felt the pitch would slow up later, decided to have a bat first. The decision might have been the right one but the Foxes were unable to construct any decent partnerships and with only Nixon making a stand their score of 175 was always going to be reachable. The Kent price at the turn was around the 1.48 mark but this dropped very quickly after the first ball when Kruger bowled a no ball and conceded a 4 on the free hit. The Spitfires then started to make the chase look easy by knocking up 79 runs off the first 15 overs which meant the only chance for Leicestershire lay with their spinners - but it wasn't to be. Kent kept their wickets and sprinted to their target with 39 balls remaining. All too easy for them and due to the game lacking any major drama I was only able to finish with a profit of £61.18.


The Betfair Trader said...

You've made such an important point there. About getting a better feel for the game and it paying off. I get stacks of emails that are one line long and simply say something like "can you tell me how to win at cricket?".

Well, your point is the answer I generally give. Watch the game and its markets enough and you start to spot the times to get involved. It's a feel gained from experience. Basics aside it's all about reading the game and assessing the market. Watch enough and you start to recognise the opportunities. Your point is spot on.

Good to see the green results back. :-) Agree yesterday's game was a dull one to both watch and trade.

Mark Iverson said...

Hi BT,

I don't know what to do with all this spare time!

Thanks for backing up my thoughts - it's nice to know I'm on the right track :-)

Hope you have a good week and have a great time in Spain.

All the best,


Jimmakos said...

Care for a link exchange? I've already put your link to my site.

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Jimmakos!

Yep - no problem, I'll put a link on tonight.



Jimmakos said...

Thanks, best of luck.