Andrew Flintoff (Cricketer)
Born in 1977, Flintoff started playing competitive cricket with local works team Dutton Forshaw CC and first represented Lancashire at under 11s level. Andrew made his debut into first class cricket in 1995.
Flintoff’s international career began when he made his Test match debut for England in 1998 versus South Africa. His One Day International (ODI) debut followed soon afterwards. He went on to captain the England side, deputising for Michael Vaughan, and was consistently rated by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as among the top One Day International and Test all rounders.
Andrew made his biggest impact for England in the summer of 2005 when he played a major role in regaining the Ashes from Australia and was voted ’Man of the Series’. His contributions were legendary and led to him winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in 2005 as well as being awarded the Freedom of Preston and an MBE the following year.
After retiring from cricket, Flintoff has become a regular broadcaster, sports commentator, and a TV panel show guest.
(Ref: Visit Preston)