Dave Tickner

  • Last Updated: September 29 2014, 16:04 BST

Yorkshire: Tipped up at 13/2
Yorkshire: Tipped up at 13/2

Name: Dave Tickner

Specialist sport: Cricket

Notable successes: Made more than 25 points of profit on 2014 County Championship ante-post previews, including tipping Yorkshire for the title at 13/2; Northants to win the 2013 Friends Life t20 was another impressive winner at a whopping 28/1.

Twitter: @tickerscricket

Profile: Dave joined sportinglife.com in September 2005, and fittingly his first day was the memorable Monday when England regained the Ashes at The Oval. Dave's in-depth cricket knowledge and mastery of Statsguru allow him to identify the trends for teams, grounds and players when seeking out the value in international cricket. Also a keen follower of the domestic game - as his tipping record shows.

  • Buttler, Stokes offer value

    Dave Tickner is backing England's Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes to shine in the ODI series against South Africa at long odds.

    Monday February 1 2016, 10:26 GMT
    Jos Buttler: Offers value in the top England batsman market
  • Big Ben can strike again

    Dave Tickner expects another big performance from Ben Stokes in the fourth South Africa v England Test.

    Friday January 22 2016, 09:04 GMT
    Ben Stokes: Can dazzle again at Centurion
  • Hornets to sting Swans

    Dave Tickner is backing Watford to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they travel to Swansea.

    Saturday January 16 2016, 18:20 GMT
    Watford can get back to winning ways at struggling Swansea
  • Going for goals

    Dave Tickner and Jon Black preview Super Sunday with goals firmly expected at both Anfield and the Britannia Stadium.

    Monday January 18 2016, 09:33 GMT
    Wayne Rooney is back in form
  • England can seal series in Joburg

    Dave Tickner is backing England to seal the Test series against South Africa with victory in the third Test.

    Thursday January 14 2016, 13:24 GMT
    England can beat South Africa in Joburg
  • Blues can pile pressure on LVG

    Our team have enjoyed plenty of success in the last two rounds of Premier League fixtures, can they keep the run going?

    Monday December 28 2015, 17:24 GMT
    Guus Hiddink has breathed new life into Chelsea
  • England to strike first blow

    Dave Tickner previews the South Africa v England Test series and backs the tourists to make a fast start.

    Saturday December 26 2015, 12:21 GMT
    Alastair Cook's England can make a fast start in South Africa
  • Go for goal with Ighalo

    Odion Ighalo to continue his recent goalscoring run is our top bet from Sunday's Premier League coupon.

    Sunday December 20 2015, 13:38 GMT
    Ighalo and Deeney have been in fine recent form for Watford
  • Nothing rum about Captain Morgan

    Our Dave Tickner backs Eoin Morgan to lead from the front in England's T20 series against Pakistan.

    Thursday November 26 2015, 15:44 GMT
    Eoin Morgan: Having a great time in limited-overs cricket
  • Emerging England the value call

    Dave Tickner previews the Pakistan v England ODI series and backs Eoin Morgan's tourists to prevail.

    Monday November 9 2015, 18:34 GMT
    England can take the ODI honours in the UAE
  • Make it a Mousa bet at Arsenal

    Dave Tickner backs Man City to keep it clean and Mousa Dembele to find the target in Sunday's Premier League action.

    Sunday November 8 2015, 16:01 GMT
    Mousa Dembele has hit a run of goalscoring form
  • Stokes to profit from Wood absence

    With Mark Wood ruled out, Dave Tickner updates his third Test preview and now makes Ben Stokes a good bet.

    Sunday November 1 2015, 12:29 GMT
    Ben Stokes looks value in the absence of Mark Wood
  • England can strike early in Dubai

    Dave Tickner previews the second Pakistan v England Test and expects England to get another early breakthrough.

    Thursday October 22 2015, 08:19 BST
    James Anderson struck with the new ball in both innings in Abu Dhabi
  • Pakistan to scupper England hopes

    Dave Tickner expects a tough time for England in their three-Test series against Pakistan in the UAE.

    Tuesday October 13 2015, 11:29 BST
    Pakistan are fancied to win the opening Test match
  • Bowled over by Woakes

    Dave Tickner has a good antepost position ahead of NatWest T20 Finals Day and fancies Chris Woakes to help strengthen it.

    Friday August 28 2015, 13:06 BST
    Chris Woakes looks value in the top bowler betting
  • The only way is Essex

    The last two Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final spots are settled on Thursday and cricket expert Dave Tickner has tips.

    Wednesday August 26 2015, 16:54 BST
    Adam Lyth: Back in action for Yorkshire against Essex
  • Go for goals in Celtic clash

    Celtic head to Malmo with a 3-2 lead in their Champions League qualifier on Tuesday and we're expecting more entertainment.

    Monday August 24 2015, 16:25 BST
    Expect more goals in Malmo v Celtic
  • Take a shine to Gloucestershire

    The 50-over Royal London One-Day Cup reaches the quarter-final stage this week and Dave Tickner previews two matches.

    Tuesday August 25 2015, 14:08 BST
    Gloucestershire can win on Wednesday
  • Bair necessities at The Oval

    Dave Tickner previews the fifth Ashes Test and expects Jonny Bairstow to go well again.

    Tuesday August 18 2015, 18:15 BST
    Bairstow: Good form for club and country
  • Ashes heroes can star in Blast

    Dave Tickner is backing a pair of Ashes heroes in his preview of the third and fourth NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals.

    Friday August 14 2015, 19:37 BST
    Moeen Ali and Jos Buttler: Can impress in county colours