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Rupert Wyman 6th Jul 2009 - 20:20

It's a toss up!

The Ashes, the greatest contest in sports betting, starts on Wednesday - and you can make it more exciting from the very first coin toss with williamhill.com.

We are offering you fantastic prices on who will win the toss for the 1st Test - England or Australia? We have priced both sides at even money to win the toss, so you can double your dosh before a ball is even bowled. There is nothing in it for William Hill, we're just interested who you think is the luckier man - Strauss or Ponting?

Below are the stats to help you decide.

It turns out that Ricky Ponting isn't quite the tosser we all think he is. Of the 56 Tests that he has captained Australia he has won just 25 tosses (44.64%) while Andrew Strauss has won 7 of the 12 tosses since taking over the England captaincy (58.33%).

So who do you think will win what could turn out to be a crucial toss as the sides will seek to gain the momentum on the first day of the series?

Here at William Hill we are also offering you a fantastic bet one, get one free. All you have to do is place a £20 or more bet on the result of the 1st Test and we will give you a £5 free bet on the top England batsman. For full details of the offer click here.

Our range of betting markets for The Ashes is bigger and better than ever before including a range of specials. And with our in-play service you will be able to bet from the first delivery to the last wicket or run.

Also at William Hill News our experts have given their opinions on a range of issues and markets including a piece written by our cricket trader.

The Ashes promises to be an thrilling prospect yet again and England and Australia will hopefully show the rest of the cricketing world just how good Test cricket can be. So join us for the action and see if you're as lucky as one of the captains at the toss.

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