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England's dramatic Cricket World Cup win earns punter big profit

Punter wins big after placing £650 bet 12 months ago which had England's series win against India and culminated with England's World Cup victory
England's Cricket World Cup win earns punter massive payout on year long accumulator (Getty Images)

Punter wins £285k after England's dramatic Cricket World Cup win 


England's dramatic win at the Cricket World Cup may have been one of the most tense sporting events in history, but for one fan there was even more on the line than just national pride.  

The fan had a 12-fold accumulator with Betfair that had been running for almost a year and was set to earn him a cool £285k with an England victory

The punter placed the £650 bet 12 months ago and began with England's series win against India and culminated with England's World Cup victory.  It also included everything from the English Premier League and Scottish Premiership to the Australian Open and the Ryder Cup in between.

"I tried to stay positive throughout Sunday's final, but it was incredibly stressful and my heart was racing right till the end, so it was a huge celebration for sure when England,” he said.

The punter, who wishes to remain anonymous, must have endured a couple of tense moments through the year on his bet, none more so than the Bundesliga title race which Bayern Munich won on the final day of the season.

Despite the tense title race in Germany, the punter said he wasn't anticipating too many issues and was almost certain of an England triumph at the World Cup.

England vs New Zealand
England's dramatic win over New Zealand gave the punter a real scare (Getty Images)

"Going into the World Cup I was really confident; we were at home, Jofra Archer had come into the squad and I just thought we'll make mince-meat of the group, but then suddenly we lost to Sri Lanka and Australia and I started getting worried," he said.

"However, when we thrashed Australia in the semi-finals my confidence came back as I thought Australia were stronger than New Zealand and that we would cruise the final, but more fool me.

“When the Kiwis started bowling I thought oh dear, we've got a problem here as they were amazingly good and with a tiny bit of luck they could have wrapped it up early. But England rode their luck and I still have no idea how they won that. 

“It's probably the most intense sporting event I've ever seen without being close to it, but with over £250k on the line it was almost too much to handle."

The magical 12-leg winning accumulator:


  • England vs India Series Betting, England @ 1/50
  • Scottish Premier Winner, Celtic @ 1/6
  • Europe to Win the Ryder Cup @ 11/10
  • Australian Open Tennis Winner, Djokovic @ 7/2
  • Italian Serie A Winner, Juventus @ 4/9
  • Spanish La Liga Winner, Barcelona @ 8/11
  • England Premier League Top 2 Finish, Liverpool @ 8/11
  • 2019 ICC World Cup, England @ 5/2
  • English League Two Top 7 Finish, MK Dons @ 1/3
  • English League One Top 6 Finish, Barnsley @ 4/9
  • French Ligue 1 Winner, PSG @ 1/9
  • German Bundesliga Winner, Bayern Munich @ 1/8
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