Sports Personality: perfect 2010 Swann-song for Graeme
England's excellent performances in the Ashes have prompted William Hill punters to put their faith behind Graham Swann for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
A sustained gamble has seen his initial odds slashed from 40/1 to 8/1 and another solid bowling performance on the opening day of the third test is only going to help his cause.
Tony McCoy is the 4/5 favourite and the biggest loser for William Hill. US Open champion and Ryder Cup hero, Graeme McDowell, is the 7/2 second favourite.
"This year Graeme Swann has cemented his place as the world's best spin bowler, he has won ECB Player of the Year, become the first spinner in over half a century to take ten wickets in a match and helped England win the World T20. As if that was not enough, he is the talisman for an England team that are 1/12 to retain the Ashes in Australia and he would be a worthy winner of Sports Personality," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
William Hill SPOTY Odds:
4/5 Tony McCoy; 7/2 Graeme McDowell; 8/1 Graeme Swann; 10/1 Phil Taylor; 12/1 Amy Williams; 16/1 Lee Westwood; 20/1 Jessica Ennis; 33/1 Tom Daley; 66/1 Mark Cavendish; 66/1 David Haye
Sports Personality Straight Forecast: 7/2 McCoy - McDowell; 8/1 McDowell - McCoy; 8/1 McCoy - Swann; 10/1 McCoy - Taylor; 12/1 McCoy - Williams; 14/1 Swann - McCoy; 16/1 McCoy - Westwood; 16/1 McDowell -Swann; 20/1 Taylor - McCoy; 22/1 McDowell - Taylor; 25/1 McCoy - Ennis; 25/1 McDowell - Williams; 33/1 McDowell - Westwood; 40/1 McCoy - Daley; 40/1 McDowell - Ennis; 40/1 Swann - McDowell; 50/1 McCoy - Cavendish; 50/1 McCoy - Haye; 50/1 Taylor - McDowell; 66/1 McDowell - Daley; 80/1 Swann - Taylor; 80/1 Taylor - Swann; 100/1 Swann - Williams; 125/1 Swann - Westwood; 125/1 Swann - Ennis; 125/1 Taylor - Williams; 150/1 McDowell - Cavendish; 150/1 McDowell - Haye; 150/1 Swann - Daley; 150/1 Taylor - Westwood; 150/1 Taylor - Ennis; 200/1 Swann - Cavendish; 200/1 Swann - Haye; 200/1 Taylor - Daley; 250/1 Taylor - Haye; 250/1 Taylor - Cavendish