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. .


Daryl Mitchell England RHB
Moeen Ali England LHB
Stephen Moore England RHB
James Shannon England RHB
Ben Smith England RHB
Vikram Solanki (c) England RHB
Steve Davies England LHB


Gareth Andrew England R Med
Imran Arif Pakistan R Fast Med
Simon Jones England R Fast
Richard Jones England R Med Fast
Kabir Ali England R Med Fast
Matt Mason Aus R Fast Med
Mehraj Ahmed England R Fast Med
Ashley Noffke Aus R Fast Med
Chris Whelan England R Med

All Rounders

Gareth Batty England RHB R Off Spin

Wicket Keepers

Steven Davies England LHB

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.

Player Innings Runs Balls Average HS  S/R 6's
Stephen Moore    10 294 237   32.66   62*  124.05     5
Vikram Solanki    10 269 199   26.90 100  135.17     4
Steve Davies    10 259 169   25.90   73  153.25   10
Moeen Ali    10 214 203   21.40   46  105.41   11
Ben Smith    10 171 130   24.42   44  131.53     3
Ashley Noffke    10 169 109   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.

Player Matches Innings Runs Wickets Best Average  Economy Mdns
Gareth Batty   10    10  234  11 3-21   21.27  6.50  0
Ashley Noffke   10    10  250  11 2-25   22.72  7.14  1
Chris Whelan   10    10  242    9 2-27   26.88  7.26  1
Daryl Mitchell   10    10  222    8 2-23   27.75  8.32  0