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Throwback Thursday: Flintoff returns in 2014

Throwback Thursday: Flintoff returns in 2014

Seeing as it was Andrew Flintoff's birthday earlier this week, we thought our Throwback Thursday this week would be his return in the NatWest T20 Blast for Lancashire Lightning in 2014.

In an ultimately disappointing season that saw Lancashire relegated to Division Two in the County Championship, the NatWest T20 Blast proved to be a highlight after string of superb performances with the Lightning only falling at the final hurdle in the final. They were only a six away from beating the Birmingham Bears on their home patch at Edgbaston.

The T20 competition also saw the surprise return of Andrew Flintoff to first team action, five years after he had retired from cricket. ‘Freddie’ took a wicket with his first ball in the Final, and hit two late-order sixes to take Lightning close to victory. 

Watch Flintoff's wicket with his first ball to dismiss Ian Bell

Flintoff reflects to 2014 comeback

We caught up with the former England and Lancashire all-rounder last year where he reflected on his 2014 comeback. He explained how he enjoyed being back in the middle playing for Lightning in the final at Edgbaston.

Photo gallery of Flintoff's return

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