Alex Massie

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The nice people at the Tote would like to give you some money. How else to explain their generous decision to permit you to back Shivnarine Chanderpaul to be the West Indies leading run-scorer in the forthcoming Test series at the odds of 7/4? The "true" price should be, at best, about evens.

I also think that 7/2 on the West Indies winning the series is not a terrible proposition either. They're a team on the up and barring some sudden reversal of form it's not obvious that England are well-placed to take 20 wickets all that often.

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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