I am captain of a rather ineffectual village side called St Anne’s Allstars CC. And boy, could we do with a talented ringer or two to boost our effectiveness.
So I was rather startled by a headline this week on BBC Online: Andrew Flintoff to play for St Annes.
Things were looking up – before, on closer inspection, the St Annes in question turned out, disappointingly, to be Fred’s original home club on the Fylde coast near Blackpool.
Flintoff will turn out for them as part of his rehabilitation from knee surgery, with the longer-term aim of returning to Lancashire and then England.