Essex cricketer Mervyn Westfield admi...

Essex cricketer Mervyn Westfield admits spot betting charge

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owzthat

Thornton Heath, UK

#1 Jan 12, 2012
A former Essex county cricketer has admitted a corruption charge relating to a 40-over one-day game against Durham.

Mervyn Westfield, 23, admitted accepting or obtaining a corrupt payment to aid spot betting on a match on 5 September 2009.

The Old Bailey heard he had agreed to bowl his first over in a way that would let Durham score a set number of runs.

Westfield was warned he could face jail when he is sentenced in February.

The offence carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

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