Bookmaker pays out on England Ashes win

2015-08-06 15:00
Alistair Cook (Getty Images)

Nottingham - A bookmaker has paid out hundreds of thousands of pounds to punters who put money on England to win the Ashes after they bowled out Australia for 60 in the fourth Test on Thursday.

England, who lead the series 2-1, need victory in either of the last two Tests to reclaim the trophy they lost 5-0 in Australia in 2013/14.

The odds on England winning the series had shortened to 1-9 after an extraordinary morning at Trent Bridge and bookmaker Paddy Power decided to pay out.

"...we've raised the white flag and paid out on England's heroes after sending the Kangaroos back to the balcony before lunch," a company spokesperson said.

Read more on:    england  |  australia  |  ashes  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Previous Results

Date Match Result

Who will win the 2015 edition of the Ashes?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.