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Punters backing fantastic summer of sport to continue with Ashes glory

| 09.07.2013

Bookmaker Coral fears another battering from patriotic punters this summer, when the eagerly anticipated Ashes series begins in Nottingham tomorrow. England are red-hot 4-11 favourites to win the five Test series, and have been backed from even money to 5-6 favourites to win the opening match at Trent Bridge this week, a result that would hit bookies already reeling from Andy Murray’s historic Wimbledon win and the Lions success Down Under.

“It has been a great time to be a patriotic punter recently, with Andy Murray, the Lions, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish all giving British sports fans plenty to cheer, while the bookies have been paying out millions, and now those winnings are being reinvested on England’s cricketers, with many even predicting a 5-0 whitewash for Alastair Cook’s men at 12-1,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

“Even the weather looks set to play its part, with the sunshine forecast to continue, so we might be performing a rain-dance before the series is over!” added Stevens.

Australia are 4-1 outsiders to win the series, and 11-4 with Coral to begin with a win at Trent Bridge.

**Series betting
4-11 England, 4-1 Australia, 6-1 Draw

**Highest scoring ground
5-2 The Oval, 11-4 Lord’s, 7-2 Old Trafford, Trent Bridge, 9-2 Riverside

**To win the next two Ashes series
15-8 England, 8-1 Australia

**1st Test
5-6 (evens) England, 11-4 Australia, 11-4 Draw


Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438



David Stevens

David joined Coral as PR manager in 2001, having previously worked at the
Racing Post. Now in the role of Head of PR, he is involved in all aspects
of the company's media relations, providing the latest racing betting news , as well as Coral's sponsorship and event
portfolio. A keen sports fan, and long-suffering Portsmouth supporter (the
two are not always connected), when not working he will normally be found
heading south, or east or west, to the sun, and that liking for the sunshine
explains why he will always prefer flat racing to the jumps.