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Steeped in tradition and history, Country Cricket has been around as long as anyone can remember and usually runs from April to September in the UK with some of the world's best players taking part.
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LV County Championship 2022
For many cricket fans, the ultimate test still lies in the ‘purest’ form of the game – 4 or 5 day cricket. Whilst crowds have dwindled exponentially over the past few decades at county grounds, the trend looks to have bucked somewhat in the past couple of seasons and with more extensive coverage of the County Championship now available through various media outlets, giving cricket fans have a smorgasbord of action to get stuck into.
All 18 counties continue to be the conveyor belt into the England team, making the overall level of play hugely competitive but the county circuit is known to be a grind – with most players having to push themselves to the limit from April to September and brave the hugely unpredictable British weather.
However, the County Championship has been as competitive as ever in 2022, with a whole host of sides in the mix to win their respective divisions.
LV County Championship Division 1
Few sides are able to compete with the strength in depth Surrey enjoy and they are currently sitting pretty at the top of the County Championship Division 1 table, with 6 games played. Hampshire are in hot pursuit, another side with serious fire power – whilst the roses pair of Lancashire and Yorkshire generally come good when it matters.
Defending champions Warwickshire are also in the mix too, with the likes of Essex and Somerset also sides to keep an eye on historically.
County Championship Division 1 Outright Winner Odds
- Surrey – 21/10â€¨
- Hampshire – 4/1
- â€¨Yorkshire – 5/1â€¨
- Lancashire – 7/1â€¨
- Warwickshire – 8/1
- â€¨Essex – 8/1â€¨
- Somerset – 25/1
LV County Championship Division 2
With the regular format back in action for the first time since 2019, the County Championship Division 2 table is the breeding ground for the future of the game.
Nottinghamshire and Middlesex are two names that jump off the list instantly, with both sides having enjoyed some incredible seasons in recent times.
Derbyshire have been the surprise package this season and they along with the likes of Durham and Glamorgan could sneak under the radar, with two promotion spots up for grabs.
County Championship Division 2 Winner Odds
- Nottinghamshire – 4/6â€¨
- Middlesex – 6/4
- â€¨Durham – 16/1â€¨
- Glamorgan – 18/1
- Derbyshire – 20/1â€¨
How to claim your County Championship free bet
Near enough every bookmaker in the world will supply odds on the sport of cricket but for detailed odds on the English County Championship the British ones are probably where you should go to with your free County Championship bet. The likes of William Hill and Ladbrokes are likely to keep wholly up to date with the comings and goings of the Championship season
When you have seen a free bet or particular market you like the look off click on the bookmaker of your choice on the right of the page and then the link to their homepage. Once there you will simply have to register with them which takes no more than five minutes and you will be ready to place your County Championship free bet.
Select cricket from the sports menu and then County Championship, clicking on the odds in your preferred market will put the bet into the betting slip and you follow the instructions from there.
Once you have picked the bet you want it is all about finding which bookmaker will give you the best value for the bet. Find your bookmaker of choice by simply clicking on one of the links on the right of this page to head over to their website.
On arrival signing up for the bookie is a straight forward process and then follow the various instructions to be able to cash in your free bets. Some bookies provide them with no deposit, others require a settled bet first before you can use your free bet, again all these details are on the links on the right of the page.
When your free bet is ready to go, click on the odds you want and cash it in on the betting slip and sit back and enjoy a free bet on the County Championship!
What are the best free County Championships bets?
With games coming thick and fast throughout the season, there is always a chance to bet on who will be victorious in the coming days. There are not always a vast number of markets within matches, but one that is tempting to bet on is: First Innings Lead.
The way batting points are dished out in the County Championship, a quick glance at the table will tell you how well teams do with the bat in their first innings. Always back a team that is racking up batting points to do well in the First Innings Lead market.
Promotion and relegation is always an option to bet on during the County Championship season. Often in Division One, there are a couple of the smaller counties that look likely for the drop, but that is not to say the bigger ones do not fall foul of demotion as well. Surrey and Kent are currently in Division Two and will be joined by Lancashire next season, while Division One current champions Yorkshire have been there very recently.
The real crown in the jewel of County Championship betting, though, is who will be crowned champions come the end of the season. There are often five or six teams who have a very decent chance of doing just this, so picking wisely is crucial.
What always must be considered is; how many of the county’s star men will depart to play for England over the summer. If it is a lot of them, then their chances domestically are severely reduced.
Other markets available to bet for free on the County Championship during matches include:
- Man of the Match
- Top batsman
- Winning margin
- First wicket method
- Top bowler
- Fall of next wicket
- Team to score most 4s
- Team to score most 6s
- And loads more!
2019 County Championship final tables
- Essex 228
- Somerset 217
- Hampshire 176
- Kent 172
- Yorkshire 165
- Surrey 133
- Warwickshire 131
- Nottinghamshire 67 (Relegated)
- Lancashire 233 (promoted)
- Northamptonshire 188 (promoted)
- Gloucestershire 182 (promoted)
- Glamorgan 167
- Durham 157
- Sussex 156
- Derbyshire 145
- Middlesex 133
- Worcestershire 125
- Leicestershire 107
Tell me more about the County Championship
The County Championship may have more competition than it ever has before with T20 contests springing up around the world, but for many it is still the best form of watching domestic cricket on the planet.
The oldest domestic cricket competition in the world dating back to when Surrey first won the title in 1890, the four-day contest has been played in England ever since and has seen near enough every great player ever to play the sport compete in it at one stage or another.
The competition is now split into two divisions, helpfully called Division One and Division Two. There are nine teams in each, with the bottom two teams in the top division relegated come the end of the season and the leading pair in the second division promoted.
It runs on a points system, with the winner being the team with most points in the division (obviously). The points are currently awarded as follows:
- Win: 16 points + bonus points.
- Tie: 8 points + bonus points.
- Draw: 5 points + bonus points.
- Loss: Bonus points.
Bonus points are collected for batting and bowling. These points can only be obtained from the first 110 overs of each team's first innings and are awarded regardless of the outcome of the match to encourage attacking and exciting cricket.
- 200-249 runs: 1 point
- 250-299 runs: 2 points
- 300-349 runs: 3 points
- 350-399 runs: 4 points
- 400+ runs: 5 points
- 3-5 wickets taken: 1 point
- 6-8 wickets taken: 2 points
- 9-10 wickets taken: 3 points