Dave Tickner

  • Last Updated: October 5 2013, 12:24 BST

Name: Dave Tickner

Dave saw Delhi Daredevils' demise coming
Dave saw Delhi Daredevils' demise coming

Specialist sport: Cricket

Notable successes: Northants to win the 2013 Friends Life t20 was a 28/1 each-way winner, while Surrey coming bottom in Division One of the County Championship landed a 25/1 ante-post tip; correctly picked 2012 table-toppers Delhi Daredevils to prop up the IPL standings in 2013 at 20/1; James Anderson to take five wickets in an innings in first Ashes Test at 7/1.

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.

  • Kumar can bowl bookies over

    Our Dave Tickner feels Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the player to get with ahead of the third Test, which starts on Sunday.

    Sunday July 27 2014, 10:52 BST
    Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Can continue his fine form
  • Yorkshire tied up in Notts

    Dave Tickner previews the final night of group games in the NatWest T20 Blast and fancies a Notts win at Headingley.

    Friday July 25 2014, 17:42 BST
    More celebrations in store for Nottinghamshire
  • Glam up the One-Day Cup

    Dave Tickner previews the new 50-over Royal London One-Day Cup, and backs last year's YB40 runners-up to go well again.

    Sunday July 27 2014, 10:52 BST
    Mark Wallace's Glamorgan can take 50-over glory
  • Take Root at Lord's

    Joe Root makes strong appeal in the England top-bat market for the second Test, says our cricket man Dave Tickner.

    Thursday July 17 2014, 11:23 BST
    Joe Root: Has won the England top-bat market in three of his six Lord's Tests
  • Draw comfort from stalemates

    Our Dave Tickner feels positive results will be hard to come by in the England v India Test series, which starts on Wednesday.

    Wednesday July 9 2014, 11:43 BST
    Che Pujara: Can star with the bat for India
  • Put a Gloucs on Friday night

    Our Dave Tickner fancies Gloucester to get the better of Sussex in Friday's live NatWest T20 Blast clash.

    Friday July 4 2014, 17:53 BST
    Gloucestershire can win on Friday night
  • Lees-y does it in Roses clash

    Our Dave Tickner is backing Alex Lees to shine in front of the TV cameras in Friday night's NatWest T20 Blast action.

    Friday June 27 2014, 19:26 BST
    Alex Lees: Can lead the way for Yorkshire
  • Portugal a lay all day

    We're opposing Portugal in Sunday's World Cup action and siding with Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne.

    Sunday June 22 2014, 23:24 BST
    Cristiano Ronaldo: Clearly not fully fit for Portugal
  • Broad to spearhead England attack

    Dave Tickner previews the second Test between England and Sri Lanka with Stuart Broad fancied to help England to victory.

    Friday June 20 2014, 11:24 BST
    Stuart Broad: Can help England to victory at Headingley
  • Stalemate offers value

    Having lost the Ashes England return to the Test arena this week - our Dave Tickner has his best bets for the series v Sri Lanka.

    Thursday June 12 2014, 11:04 BST
    Ian Bell: Strong record in England
  • Take it as Red in War of the Roses

    Dave Tickner fancies Lancashire to get the better of Friday night's NatWest T20 Blast clash with old rivals Yorkshire.

    Friday June 6 2014, 17:37 BST
    Jos Buttler: Returns to action for Lancashire on Friday
  • World Cup guide: Group A

    Our team-by-team guide to the World Cup kicks off with Dave Tickner's look at Group A, which includes hosts Brazil.

    Thursday June 5 2014, 15:27 BST
    Fred: Outscored Neymar at last year's Confederations Cup
  • Stick with Surrey

    Surrey should continue their dominance over Middlesex in front of the Sky Sports cameras in Friday's televised T20 Blast clash.

    Friday May 30 2014, 21:19 BST
    Surrey get the vote to beat Middlesex
  • Sri Lanka to edge tight series

    Our Dave Tickner is backing Sri Lanka to win a closely-contested one-day international series against England.

    Thursday May 22 2014, 13:16 BST
    Sangakkara: Can help Sri Lanka edge the ODI series
  • Rapids value at 40/1

    Our Dave Tickner tipped eventual winners Northants at 28/1 last season and for this year's NatWest T20 Blast he's on a 40/1 shot.

    Friday May 16 2014, 17:22 BST
    Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal can help Worcestershire go well at a big price
  • Madrid the Real deal

    Real Madrid look a big price at 7/5 to take a lead from the first leg of their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

    Wednesday April 23 2014, 19:38 BST
    Real Madrid: Can take first-leg lead to Munich
  • Go for goals again with Reds

    Siding with free-scoring Liverpool looks the best bet for Sunday's Premier League action.

    Friday April 4 2014, 18:12 BST
    Liverpool should hit the goal trail again against Liverpool
  • Tale of woe again for Foxes

    Dave Tickner previews LV= County Championship Division Two and expects another year of strife for Leicestershire.

    Friday April 4 2014, 12:12 BST
    Linley: Can take another big haul of Division Two wickets for Surrey
  • Take Tykes for County cheer

    Dave Tickner previews LV= County Championship Division One and is backing Yorkshire to take the title.

    Wednesday April 2 2014, 22:48 BST
    Yorkshire: Can go one better than 2013's second place finish
  • Spurs won't sin against Saints

    Tottenham's struggles have been against the big guns but they can bounce back to winning ways in the Premier League on Sunday.

    Sunday March 23 2014, 16:09 GMT
    Sherwood's Spurs have been adept at beating the lesser sides