Nottinghamshire And Kent Tipped To Shine In The 2017 Royal London One Day Cup

The group stages of the 2017 Royal London One Day Cup start on Sky Sports this Thursday and we are backing Nottinghamshire and Kent to prosper in a tournament that involves a slightly different format this year...

  • The group stage, which runs until the end of May, consists of two groups (North and South) of nine teams
  • The group winners progress to the semi-finals, which take place in June
  • The 2nd and 3rd placed teams from each group contest quarter-finals, with the winners moving on to the semi's
  • The final is on 1st July at Lord's

27th April - 1st July OddsWon/LostBet
2017 Royal London One Day Cup    
Tips Nottinghamshire (each way)    Best Bet @ 12 / 1  
Kent (each way) @ 20 / 1  
Riki Wessels top batsman (each way) @ 20 / 1  

North Group

The change in structure this year is to allow England's players a chance to hone their skills in the 50-over format ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy, which runs from 1st to 18th June.

Yorkshire boast a couple of players who will be key to England's hopes this summer as Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow will come to the fore but we fancy the White Rose county are a touch short as 7/1 favourites (PaddyPower.com) for the Royal One Day Cup.

They have made a sluggish start to the County Championship and a team that has crashed out at the semi-final stage of the 50-over tournament in 2015 and 2016 make little appeal at such a short price.

An ageing Warwickshire outfit are similarly skinny at 9/1, while Lancashire's priority is likely to be survival in the Championship and teams like Derbyshire, Worcestershire and Leicestershire have shown little to suggest that they can improve in this format.

Durham must overcome a points deduction, while Northamptonshire are a dangerous limited overs outfit so the 2013 and 2016 T20 Blast winners will rightly attract interest at 16/1, although we are going to side with Nottinghamshire (12/1 with Paddy Power) from the Northern section.

Alex Hales will be desperate to impress England's selectors so expect a bucket load of runs from him and he is one of numerous Nottinghamshire players that boast international pedigree, with Samit Patel, Michael Lumb, Stuart Broad, Chris Read and Jake Ball all offering class and experience.

Read actually retires at the end of this season and a Lord's finale would be a fitting way for him to end his career at Trent Bridge this year.

Top Batsman

It is Riki Wessels who could prove to be the ace in the pack for Notts though as he accumulated a career-best 202 not out in the County Championship last week. He is a proven performer in white ball cricket too as he scored 396 runs at an average of 44 in the 2015 Royal London Cup before trumping that with 453 runs at 64.71 in 2016.

The in-form Wessels will be our top batsman tip once the bookmakers have priced that particular market up.

South Group

Meanwhile, Surrey are 9/1 to win a tournament that they have finished runners up in during each of the past two editions and they have recruited well during the off-season but they must overcome the mental block that has crippled them on the big occasion in limited overs cricket.

Hampshire also made some canny signings as the Kolpak additions of Kyle Abbott and Rilee Roussouw are world class operators.

Hampshire (9/1) could go well this season but we think it is Kent who could prove to be the surprise package of the tournament and they are massively over-priced at 20/1 (Paddy Power bookmakers).

Kent have qualified for the knockout stages every year since the Royal London One Day Cup was introduced to replace the Yorkshire Bank 40 in 2014 and they boast an excellent blend of youth and experience. Several players are pushing for international honours, with Sam Northeast and Sam Billings offering serious runs at the top of the order, while Matt Coles was the leading wicket taker in the competition with 24 scalps last season.

Looking at the rest of the Southern group, Middlesex and Somerset will be bidding to transfer their fine County Championship form to the shorter format, while 2015 champions Gloucestershire, as well as Essex and Sussex, have hinted at potential in this tournament in the past, although Glamorgan are unlikely to pull up too many trees.

2017 Royal London One Day Cup Odds

Posted: Monday, 24th April 2017
Author: Chris Knight

Archive - Previous 5 Cricket Articles

Yorkshire Favourites For Title But Somerset To Go Close 2017 County Championship Betting Preview
Yorkshire Favourites For Title But Somerset To Go Close
4th Apr
2017 IPL Betting Preview Mumbai Indians to storm to Indian Premier League glory
2017 IPL Betting Preview
3rd Apr
West Indies V England 1st ODI Betting Preview Joe Root To Shine For England In The First ODI In Antigua
West Indies V England 1st ODI Betting Preview
28th Feb
Root Expected To Be Named As Alastair Cook's Successor Joe Root Odds On To Captain England To An Ashes Win
Root Expected To Be Named As Alastair Cook's Successor
6th Feb
India V England 3rd T20 Betting Preview Kohli v Jordan To Decide The Outcome Of India v England T20
India V England 3rd T20 Betting Preview
31st Jan

Headline News

Jurgen Klopp Can Mastermind Kiev Glory Free Flowing Liverpool Can Down Real Madrid To Claim Famous Champions League Success
Jurgen Klopp Can Mastermind Kiev Glory
Fulham V Aston Villa Betting Preview Fulhams Mitrovic Tipped To Score In Championship Play Off Final Against Villa
Fulham V Aston Villa Betting Preview
Can Aidan O'Brien Add Another Classic Crown To His CV? Elarqam The One To Beat In Irish 2000 Guineas At The Curragh
Can Aidan O'Brien Add Another Classic Crown To His CV?
Thiem Has A Fantatsic Record At Roland Garros Sensational Rafa Nadal Can Pick Up A Stunning 11th French Open Crown In Paris
Thiem Has A Fantatsic Record At Roland Garros
Womens' French Open Betting Preview Petra Kvitova Is The Best Bet For A Wide Open Ladies French Open
Womens' French Open Betting Preview

Bookmaker Offers


Bet £10 and get £30 in Free Bets

New customers only, place a £10 bet on any Sportsbook market - min stake £10 at odds of at least 1.5 (1/2) — and we’ll give you £30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Free bets are valid for 30 days and must be used on a Sportsbook market. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a free £10 bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.

T&C's Apply 18+

BET NOW
Bet £10 and get £30 in Free Bets

New customers only, place a £10 bet on any Sportsbook market - min stake £10 at odds of at least 1.5 (1/2) — and we’ll give you £30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Free bets are valid for 30 days and must be used on a Sportsbook market. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a free £10 bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.


£50 Free Bet

Important info: 18+. New UK+IRE Customers only. Min deposit £5. Certain payment methods and cashout excluded. Min first bet £5. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. Free bet credited upon placement of qualifying bet, valid for 24 hours. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs Apply.

T&C's Apply 18+

BET NOW
£50 Free Bet

Important info: 18+. New UK+IRE Customers only. Min deposit £5. Certain payment methods and cashout excluded. Min first bet £5. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. Free bet credited upon placement of qualifying bet, valid for 24 hours. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs Apply.


Up to £100 in bet credits

Up to £100 in Bet Credits. New Customers only. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.

T&C's Apply 18+

BET NOW
Up to £100 in bet credits

Up to £100 in Bet Credits. New Customers only. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.


Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

Important info: 18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £10 a odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply.

T&C's Apply 18+

BET NOW
Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

Important info: 18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £10 a odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply.


Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the 'win' part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.

T&C's Apply 18+

BET NOW
Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the 'win' part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.


Bet £10 Get £30

Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.

T&C's Apply 18+

BET NOW
Bet £10 Get £30

Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.


Bet £10 Get £30

New Customers Only. £30 Free Sports Bet split into 3 bets of £10 each + £10 Casino bonus, wagering requirements apply. Credit or Debit Card deposits only, 18+ T&C's apply. Begambleaware.org

T&C's Apply 18+

BET NOW
Bet £10 Get £30

New Customers Only. £30 Free Sports Bet split into 3 bets of £10 each + £10 Casino bonus, wagering requirements apply. Credit or Debit Card deposits only, 18+ T&C's apply. Begambleaware.org


£25 Bet Bundle

18+, T&C's apply. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds 1/2. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each of 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply.

T&C's Apply 18+

BET NOW
£25 Bet Bundle

18+, T&C's apply. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds 1/2. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each of 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply.

Online Casino

Online Casino Blackjack and Roulette Games

Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.

There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers

Sports Calendar - Betting Fixtures

40/1 A yellow card to be shown - Real Madrid v Liverpool (New customer offer, T&C, 18+)
40/1 A yellow card to be shown - Real Madrid v Liverpool (New customer offer, T&C, 18+)