The Cricket Counsel (Final Update)

| June 23, 2018 | Reply


Product Name:

The Cricket Counsel

Company Name & Contact Details:

Betfan Ltd
Suite 1, Scotts Place
24 Scotts Road


£30 per month or £60 per quarter (saving 33.3% off the monthly rate).

Money Back Guarantee:

No. Terms and conditions state that subscriptions are generally non-refundable but that every request for a refund will be reviewed and if they feel a refund is warranted it will be granted.

What Do You Get?

Worldwide cricket tips from many of the submarkets e.g. top team batsman, top team bowler, man of the match etc. The volume of tips varies with the amount of cricket being played at the time.

Where to Buy:

Brief Summary:

The emergence of the worldwide T20 leagues means there is now more cricket than ever going on around the world at different times. The volume of tips is dependent on the cricket being played but four to five tips a day during one of the big T20 competitions or Test Series is not unusual. Although there are occasional match winner bets the majority of tips are in the vast array of sub-markets.

How Much Money Do I Need to Get Started?

A starting bank of 300 points is recommended.

How Much Money Can I Make?

Since its launch in November 2017 this service claims 252.59 points profit to date, with a best month of 133.08 points (January 2018), based on staking between one and five points per bet.

How Much Time Will I Need to Make This Work?

Literally a minute or two when selections are received to place the bet. However, please note that there can be multiple e-mails during a day for matches starting at different times, or occasionally in a few days’ time. Securing the best prices requires actioning the tips as soon after they are received as possible.

Will I Need Any Equipment to Do This?

Internet connection with a mobile device, lap top or PC and access to on-line bookmakers.

Value for Money?

Too early to reach a final conclusion. Let’s wait and see what the rest of the review period brings, but you can’t argue with the first month’s results. Two out of three profitable months and a net return on investment of 14.96% after the cost of the membership (at £10 per point stakes) makes this a value for money service based on our trial period. £30 per month is a middle of the road price in the current tipster market and to be able to clear an average of over £220 per month net profit to £10 per point stakes (over £1,250 to £50 stakes) is very acceptable. With the quarterly option available, effectively giving a free month out of every three, then the net returns can be enhanced further still.

Quality of Customer Service?

Not tested. Contact is via the members’ area of the website. However, setting up the account for the trial was quick and easy and all e-mails answered quickly.


Cricket tipsters are few and far between, which surprises me given the variety of betting opportunities the sport offers and the potential value to be had as bookmakers as often spend less resources on these “secondary” betting sports.

The Cricket Counsel was launched as recently as November 2017 by Dave Owens, a former online poker player, who recognised that the skills that made him successful at that could be transferred to cricket betting. His selections are based on the volume of cricket he watches, reviews and researches.

With the amount of cricket played worldwide nowadays there are selections most days, and there is an e-mail to advise when a no-bet day occurs. Although there are the odd selection on the match winner markets, it is the myriad of sub-markets that provide most of Dave’s tips. These range from top team batsman or bowler to the team to hit the most sixes.

The tips are received by e-mail at various times of the day, sometimes the night before for an early start and sometimes a few days in advance if the markets are priced up and there is value to be had. It is also common for there to be multiple e-mails throughout the day. Each selection is accompanied by a full rationale for the pick and the information relating to the bet to be placed is clear and easy to follow. Tips are graded from one to five point stakes.

As part of the Betfan group of tipsters, members also have access to the Betfan app where they can pick up their selected tipster’s selections and also set an alert for when new tips are posted. This immediate notification can be priceless in securing the best odds.

The results for the first month of the trial (see below) clearly bear out the historic results claimed on the website. There is a full bet-by-bet breakdown of the historic results on The Cricket Counsel page of the Betfan website.

Results – Month 1 (19th March to 18th April 2018)

The Cricket Counsel got off to a blistering start to the trial with three of the first nine selections winning over the first three days for a profit of 37.5 points. A further 11 winners followed in the month to carry the profit to 60.35 points at the end of Month 1. The overall strike rate was 20.9% and the average advised odds of just over 15/2 (8.64).

The return on investment (ROI) for the month of 39.7% is very healthy indeed and the return on capital (ROC) of 20.12% is probably a little understated as the 300-point starting bank would seem a tad cautious given the results to date.

Overall there were 67 selections in the period, with a longest losing run of nine. Unfortunately, that losing run was unbroken at the end of the month and saw the profit slip from almost the highpoint in the month of 78.35 points.

Notwithstanding the finish to the month, these results show great promise for this relatively new service.

Results – Month 2 (19th April to 18th May 2018)

Although the strike rate in Month 2 rose to 25% (21 out of 84 selections winning), the average odds of selections fell to 7.5 (13/2) and, more importantly, the average odds of the successful bets fell to 3.86 from 6.73. This resulted in a loss for the month of 10.57 points, leaving the cumulative profit after two months at 49.78 points, still a very satisfactory performance.

The unbroken run of nine consecutive losing bets at the end of Month 1 continued with a further six bets at the start of Month 2 to give a worst losing run to date of 15.

At the end of two months we have seen a ROI (Return on Investment ) of 15.36%, which nets down to 13.27% if you take into account the cost of the service and staking at £10 per point. The Return on Capital (ROC) is a very healthy 16.59% to date.

Results – Month 3 (19th May to 18th June 2018)

Over a third of the tips this month were successful (34.55%) and delivered a profit of 27.75 points. Although the strike rate was higher, the profit compared to Month 1 was lower as the average odds were only 5.57 (just over 9/2) compared to 8.64 (just over 15/2) in the first month. Notwithstanding that, a great strike rate to conclude our review period and a second profitable month which left the overall profit for our trial at 77.53 points. This was delivered from stakes of between one and four points per bet, with the average across the three months being 2.18 points.

The return on investment (ROI) in the month was a very healthy 22.2% and left the overall ROI at 17.27%. Over the period of the trial we saw over 25% growth in the opening bank which is a very acceptable performance.

The results of our review would bear out the historic results claimed by this service.

Summary at End of Month 1

If, like me, you’re looking for a cricket tipster to add to your portfolio then The Cricket Counsel may well fit the bill. An exceptional first month’s results which would enhance anybody’s betting portfolio, I wait with anticipation to see if this performance can be carried over to the next two months.

Summary at End of Month 2

Although the second month didn’t live up to the high expectations created by the first month, The Cricket Counsel continued to show signs of a successful service. The third month will be interesting and shows the value of a three-month trial period to take account of the ebbs and flows that all tipsters – even the very best – endure.

Summary at End of Month 3

Six! Oh no, we don’t give 6-star ratings, but The Cricket Counsel definitely hit the boundary with a 4-star performance over the period of our review! I have been desperate to find a tipster capable of making money in a market that is often under-utilised despite bookmakers giving it less attention than football, horse racing etc. For me at least, at last a cricket tipster to add to any portfolio.

You can see the full breakdown of the results from the trial here.



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