Andrew Flintoff could make appearance at Morecambe

Andrew Flintoff could play for St Annes at Morecambe on Saturday. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Andrew Flintoff could play for St Annes at Morecambe on Saturday. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
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England cricket star Andrew Flintoff could play at Morecambe’s Woodhill Lane on Saturday.

The Ashes hero has returned to professional cricket with Lancashire for the Natwest T20 Blast competition this season having not played since the 2009 victory over Australia.

He has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Red Rose but as part of his rehabilitation he has made one appearance in the Northern League for his club side St Annes, who travel to the resort on Saturday.

Morecambe captain and chairman Tommy Clough is hopeful of a star turn at Woodhill Lane this weekend.

He said: “There’s certainly a possibility he could play.

“I think it all depends on if he’s picked to play for Lancashire in the T20 against Leicestershire on Friday night.

“Him playing would obviously make things for difficult for us but everyone wants to play against the top players.”

It wouldn’t be Flintoff’s first appearance at Woodhill Lane, having played there for St Annes in his younger days as well as representing a Northern League Under 18 XI in 1997 alongside Clough, scoring 93 off 32 balls with the bat.

The Morecambe skipper knows an appearance from the all rounder would be a big draw.

Clough said: “On our last week off (opening batsman) Josh Dixon went to his appearance at St Annes and it put around 1,000 on the gate.

“It would be great for the club even if he smacks it out of the ground!”