Cricket offers an enormous range of markets to bet on which is beneficial on two levels.

Firstly it allows us to find types of markets we like and are able to specialise in. Which secondly means, with compilers at bookmakers struggling to research all the markets they offer, it makes it possible to find edges with which to make a profit.

Below we list the more common fixed odds and spread betting cricket markets.

## Fixed Odds Cricket Markets

Tournament Markets

**Outright Winner** – Which team will win the tournament

**To Reach the Final** – Which team or teams will make the final of the tournament. This can be a price for naming one of the individual finalists or could be for naming both finalists.

Series Markets

**Series Winner** – Who will win the series, this is usually a 3 way market with both sides and the drawn series quoted

**Series Score** – What will the final score be in the series

**Top Batsman** – Which batsman will score the most runs in the series, this will often be quoted as separate markets for each team

**Top Bowler** – Which bowler will take the most wickets in the series, this will often be quoted as separate markets for each team

**Batsman Match Bets** – Which of two named batsmen will score the most runs in the series

**Bowler Match Bets** – Which of the two named bowlers will take the most wickets in the series

Match Markets

**Match Odds** – which team will win the game. In two innings matches (test matches and county championship matches) this will be a 3 way market with the two teams and the draw quoted.

**Completed Match** – used only on one day games as to whether a completed match will be played (used mainly when weather affected)

**Tied Match** – will the match end in a tie. (If betting on match odds its Worthing checking the rules of what happens whether a tie as the majority of bookmakers now void bets on tied matches)

**Innings Runs** – how many runs will be scored in the first innings. This can be an under over market with the bookmaker setting the line or can be done on 10 or 25 run bands

**Session Runs** – how many runs will be scored in a specific session of a test match

**First 6 Overs Runs** – In Twenty20 matches, how many runs will a side score in their first 6 overs. This is usually an under over type bet

**First 15 Overs Runs** – In one-day (40 or 50 over) matches, how many runs will a side score in their first 15 overs. This is usually an under over type bet

**Top Batsman** – Which batsman will score the most runs in the sides first innings of the match, this will often be quoted as separate markets for each team

**Top Bowler** – Which bowler will take the most wickets in the sides first innings of the match, this will often be quoted as separate markets for each team

**Batsman Match Bets** – Which of two named batsmen will score the most runs in the first innings of the match

**Bowler Match Bets** – Which of the two named bowlers will take the most wickets in the first innings of the match

**Test Match End** – On which day or sometimes which day and session will the test match end

**Next Batsman Out** – Which of the two current batmen will be dismissed next

**Mode of Next Dismissal** – How will the next batsman dismissed be out

**Next Over Runs** – How many runs will be scored in the next over. This can be either an under over market with the bookmaker setting the line or an odd or even market

**Highest Opening Partnership** – Which of the two teams will score the highest opening partnership

**Highest 15 Over Total** – Which of the two teams will score the most runs in the first 15 overs of their respective innings.

**1st Over Total runs** – How many runs will be scored in the first over of the game. This is usually an over under market with the bookmaker setting the line

**Most Sixes** – Which of the two teams will hit the most sixes

**Most Run Outs** – Which of the two teams will complete the most run-outs

**To Win the Toss** – Which of the two teams will win the toss

## Spread Betting Cricket Markets

Series Markets

**Series Index** – How many points the side will score in a series, usually based on 25 points for a win and 10 points for a draw

**Batsman Series Runs** – How many runs will each individual batsman score in the series

**Bowler Series Wickets** – How many wickets will each individual bowler take in the series

Match Markets

**Match supremacy** – How much will one side win or lose by. The supremacy is made up by number of runs won by or 10 x number of wickets won by (i.e. win by 85 runs, supremacy is +85, lose by 4 wickets supremacy is -40)

**Innings runs** – How many runs will be scored in the innings

**First Innings supremacy** – How many more runs will one side score more than the other in the first innings of each side

**Session Runs** – How many runs will be scored in a specific session

**First 6 Overs Runs** – In Twenty20 matches, how many runs will a side score in their first 6 overs. This is usually an under over type bet

**First 15 Overs Runs** – In one-day (40 or 50 over) matches, how many runs will a side score in their first 15 overs. This is usually an under over type bet

**First 6 Overs Supremacy** – In Twenty20 matches how many more runs will one side score more than the other in the first 6 overs of each sides innings

**First 15 Overs Supremacy** – In one-day (40 or 50 over) matches how many more runs will one side score more than the other in the first 15 overs of each sides innings

**First Over Runs** – How many runs will be scored in the first over of the game

**Individual Batsman Runs** – How many runs will each individual batsman score in their innings

**Fall of Next Wicket** – At what score will the next wicket fall

**Total Sixes** – How many 6s will be scored in the match

**Total Fours** – How many 4s will be scored in the match

**Total Wides** – How many wides will be bowled in total in the match

**Multi Sixes** – How many 6s will each side score multiplied by each other (i.e. if side 1 score 5 sixes and side 2 score 12 sixes, multi 6s will be 60)

**Multi Fours** – How many 4s will each side score multiplied by each other

**Multi Wides** – How many wides will each side bowl multiplied by each other

**Individual Player Performances** – A points total for each player is calculated by 1 point per run, 20 points per wicket, 10 points per catch and 20 or 25 points per stumping (different companies use slightly different scoring systems)

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