Essex cricketer Mervyn Westfield admits spot betting charge
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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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