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Adrian Mills

Adrian has enjoyed a journalistic career spanning over three decades, with cricket his specialised topic. He also has a wealth of knowledge on football, golf and tennis and has the stats to back up his betting advice.

Auckland light show well balanced

The return of all-rounder Ben Stokes to the fold for England could not have come at a better time as they attempt to make up for an Ashes drubbing earlier this winter. Having been trounced 4-0 in Australia, the tourists hope to do better in a two-Test series across the Tasman Sea in New Zealand. […]

Reds ready to strike Hornets

With their main rivals all in FA Cup action, Liverpool have a chance to turn the heat up in the race for second place in the Premier League when they play host to Watford. The Hornets arrive at Anfield in dismal form on the road, having taken just one point from their last eight away […]

England on the front foot for Wellington

England are the side with the momentum heading into the third ODI against hosts New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday. A comprehensive six-wicket win in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday drew the Three Lions level at 1-1 in the series and it is no surprise to see England 5/8 favourites to win again in Wellington and […]

England need return to winning ways

Having lost the first match of five in Hamilton, England can scarcely afford to be beaten in the second ODI against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui on Wednesday. The first day/night one-dayer at the venue will offer something of an unknown for both sides, with early impressions suggesting that the pitch could offer some assistance […]

History is against Fowler defence

Rickie Fowler tees off as defending champion at the Honda Classic at Palm Beach, but recent history suggests he is unlikely to successfully defend his title. Only one player has even won the tournament twice so far this century, that being Padraig Harrington, who triumphed in both 2005 and 2015. Given that record, 15/2 for […]

Chelsea can give Barca the Blues

Chelsea and Barcelona have locked horns regularly in the Champions League in recent years and the Blues have often proved to be tough opponents for the Catalan giants. Indeed, heading into the first leg of their last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, the Blues are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with Barca. Five […]

England in last-chance saloon

England simply have to win – and win well – against New Zealand in Hamilton on Sunday if they are to reach the final of the Trans-Tasman T20 series. Having lost all three games so far, the Three Lions have to be thankful to Australia for keeping their hopes alive by chasing down a record […]

Hobart start for England bid

Having impressed in a 4-1 ODI series win over Australia, England now have to turn their attentions to the challenge of Twenty20 cricket. With the Baggy Greens having already recorded an easy win over New Zealand in the Trans-Tasman T20 series, England already have ground to make up when they face the hosts at the […]

Hornets have it all to do

Watford welcome Chelsea to Vicarage Road on Monday evening, with the hosts hoping to defeat their visitors for the first time this century. The Hornets have failed to come out on top in any of their last 13 meetings with the Blues, with their last success coming way back in September 1999. And their hopes […]

England target four in a row

With the series already won, England will be eager to ensure there is no let-up when they face Australia in the fourth ODI in Adelaide. The tourists have been in seemingly unstoppable form in the opening three games of the five-match series, with those performances finally seeing England go odds-on at 20/21 to win again […]