An amazing Sunday of sporting action – punters in paradise!
Patriotic punters cashed in to the tune of £100,000-plus at Betfred, after Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone AND England dramatically beat New Zealand to win the cricket World Cup at Lord’s – a 2/1 double that proved incredibly popular.
Betfred boss Fred Done (above) wasn’t bothered in the least. He said: “The cricket was absolutely magnificent, pure drama. You couldn’t make it up. It’s great for the country, putting a smile on everyone’s face … even mine with my pocket well and truly emptied!”
And it went from bad to worse for Betfred’s takings with clear favourite and reigning men’s singles champion Novak Djokovic winning Wimbledon. Betfred had an England, Lewis Hamilton and Djokovic treble at 7/2, which meant a further five-figure loss. “ I don’t know whether I should be laughing or crying, “said the Betfred boss.
England hero Ben Stokes, who top-scored in the final and was Player of the Match, is now favourite at evens with Betfred to be the next BBC Sports Personality of the Year, with Hamilton 13/2. Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling – favourite 24 hours ago – is now in third spot at 10/1.