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.

  • Take Root in ODI series

    England's ODI series in Sri Lanka starts on Wednesday and our Dave Tickner says the value lies in backing Joe Root.

    Wednesday November 26 2014, 12:56 GMT
    Joe Root: Has two centuries in his last 10 ODIs
  • Batsmen to star in Lord's final

    Dave Tickner previews the Royal London One-Day Cup final and expects to see a century scored.

    Saturday September 20 2014, 12:05 BST
    Ben Stokes: One of several century-making batsmen set to be involved
  • Follow the form and back India

    India look too big at 4/5 to beat England in Sunday's T20 International given the sides' form, says our Dave Tickner.

    Saturday September 6 2014, 15:50 BST
    MS Dhoni's India can claim more limited-overs success
  • Kent get top Billings

    Dave Tickner previews the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-finals and thinks Sam Billings will make an impact for Kent.

    Thursday September 4 2014, 14:04 BST
    Sam Billings can propel Kent to Lord's final
  • Gunners to fire; Tigers can bite

    We preview the opening day of the Premier League season, with Arsenal and Hull among the sides we're tipping to impress.

    Saturday August 16 2014, 18:00 BST
    Arsenal can make a flying start against Crystal Palace
  • England can wrap up series

    Dave Tickner expects England to go on and complete a 3-1 Test series win over India at The Oval.

    Friday August 15 2014, 11:31 BST
    James Anderson can cause India more problems
  • Finn it to win it

    Dave Tickner is backing Steven Finn to make a successful England comeback in the fourth Test against India.

    Thursday August 7 2014, 10:57 BST
    Steven Finn: Can return in style for England
  • Sit back and enjoy

    Dave Tickner previews Sunday's NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final between Nottinghamshire and Hampshire but isn't having a bet.

    Sunday August 3 2014, 14:35 BST
    Tom Westley: Has two tons for Essex in T20 cricket this season
  • 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