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Bet of the day: Ben Duckett to be top Northamptonshire batsman and his team win

| 09.08.2016

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | August 9, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Northants youngster in form of his life
  • Duckett recently smashed 220no for England Lions
  • Left-hander averages 45 this T20 Blast season

Ben Duckett is 11/2 in wincast

Nottinghamshire are the first county into the 2016 T20 Blast semi-finals, after defeating Essex by 39 runs yesterday, and Northamptonshire are hoping to join them on Finals Day by beating Middlesex on Tuesday evening.

It is from this match that Coral have picked out our latest bet of the day, with hugely enticing odds of 11/2 available on last year’s runners-up Northants winning and their newest star Ben Duckett top scoring for them.

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Read on to find out just why you should take this terrific price…

Northamptonshire have been given home advantage for this clash after finishing second in their North Division, while Middlesex came third in the South Division.

Duckett in-form player in English county cricket

On top of that, they have perhaps the in-form player in the short form of English cricket right now in Duckett, who recently made the headlines for his outstanding unbeaten knocks of 163 and 220 against Pakistan A.

His latter total is the highest by any England Lions player and ninth-best List A score ever. It also follows his 282no for Northamptonshire against Essex in the County Championship earlier this season.

The 21-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman also averages 45 this season in the T20 Blast, hitting 51 and 41 past Yorkshire recently in this competition, while has also gained scores of 46, 86 and 70 in his last three innings in 50 over cricket.

His performances have certainly not gone unnoticed by England either, and is touted by some former internationals to get a senior call-up to ODI or T20 squads in the near future. A Test career is certainly not out of reach either.

So, what are you waiting for punters? Take this tasty price of 11/2 for Duckett in a wincast to reap rewards!


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Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.