Worcestershire Royals

Worcestershire Royals

Worcestershire Royals Cricket BettingNot one of the more successful Twenty20 sides, the Royals have struggled since the competition began in 2003, reaching the quarter finals only on three occasions; they have never gone further. They do not boast the best looking squad of players on paper either, with only a handful of former internationals that include Vikram Solanki, who is the club captain. The team will play in the Northern Division in the 2010 Twenty20 Cup. They are currently ranked 12th in the Twenty 20 Cup Rankings

2009 Twenty20 Cup Performance

The Royals failed to qualify for the quarter finals for the second season runnung after only finishing fourth in the now defunct Midland group. They managed to win and five and lose five of their ten matches, which left them four points short for a qualifying place.

2009/10 Squad

The squad is made up from only 21 players that seems short of genuine all rounders and spin bowlers. That said they had four players who scored over 200 runs in the competition. .

Batsmen

Daryl MitchellEnglandRHB
Moeen AliEnglandLHB
Stephen MooreEnglandRHB
James ShannonEnglandRHB
Ben SmithEnglandRHB
Vikram Solanki (c)EnglandRHB
Steve DaviesEnglandLHB

Bowlers

Gareth AndrewEnglandR Med
Imran ArifPakistanR Fast Med
Simon JonesEnglandR Fast
Richard JonesEnglandR Med Fast
Kabir AliEnglandR Med Fast
Matt MasonAusR Fast Med
Mehraj AhmedEnglandR Fast Med
Ashley NoffkeAusR Fast Med
Chris WhelanEnglandR Med

All Rounders

Gareth BattyEnglandRHBR Off Spin

Wicket Keepers

Steven DaviesEnglandLHB

Top Batsmen - 2009

The batting stats for the top six Royals batsmen are below. They are led by the South African born batsman, Stephen Moore who is now qualified to play for England, Moore scored 294 runs from 10 Innings.  He will be among the favourites for all Twenty20 Cup Top batsmen betting markets in 2010.

PlayerInningsRunsBallsAverageHS S/R6's
Stephen Moore   10294237  32.66  62* 124.05    5
Vikram Solanki   10269199  26.90100 135.17    4
Steve Davies   10259169  25.90  73 153.25  10
Moeen Ali   10214203  21.40  46 105.41  11
Ben Smith   10171130  24.42  44 131.53    3
Ashley Noffke   10169109  21.12  34 155.04    7

Top Bowlers - 2009

Below are the statistics on the Royals top bowlers in the 2009 Twenty20 Cup. Those who will be making T20 Free Bets will find this information helpful as and when they place a bet in the Twenty20 Cup Top Wicket taker Odds.

In 2009 the two top wicket takers were Gareth Batty and Ashley Noffke who grabbed 11 wickets each. Their stats are listed below and they include best bowling performance, economy rates and averages, all very useful background information if making any bet on the Twenty20 Cup Top Wicket taker market.

PlayerMatchesInningsRunsWicketsBestAverage EconomyMdns
Gareth Batty  10   10 234 113-21  21.27 6.50 0
Ashley Noffke  10   10 250 112-25  22.72 7.14 1
Chris Whelan  10   10 242   92-27  26.88 7.26 1
Daryl Mitchell  10   10 222   82-23  27.75 8.32 0