In 2014, the former England captain returned to play for St Annes CC in a Northern Premier League fixture against Penrith CC and the hashtag #FredIsBack was born!
Flintoff was using the match as a warm-up to his comeback to the county game with Lancashire and we were delighted to have our most famous team member back in the side!
36 years old at the time, Andrew never thought he would get the chance to play competitive cricket again, having last done so almost five years previous, but he’d been training with Lancashire in recent months and relished the opportunity to return.
That Amazing Catch
As the sun shone on Vernon Road and the crowds swelled by the minute, Freddie certainly gave spectators a day to remember.
Watch his superb, lightning-speed catch which helped him on his way to an impressive 3-26: