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    Rocky Flintoff, 16, achieved a century for the Lancashire 2nd XI
Rocky Flintoff, 16, achieved a century for the Lancashire 2nd XI
Rocky Flintoff, Andrew's son, is part of the Lancashire academy. Source: Lancashire Cricket

Rocky Flintoff, 16, achieved a century for the Lancashire 2nd XI

Rocky Flintoff, the 16-year-old son of former England all-rounder Andrew, has achieved his first century for Lancashire's 2nd XI, reaching three figures against Warwickshire at Edgbaston after a 39-run partnership with his older brother Corey.

Mr Flintoff made his second-team debut on June 12, two days after his 16th birthday, but scored an unbeaten 50 against Durham at Emirates Old Trafford last week. He also brought up a 151-ball hundred in a match against Warwickshire on Tuesday, in which former England Lions spinner Jake Lintott participated.

Batting at No. 5, Flintoff achieved several early boundaries off Warwickshire's highly-rated Barbados-born seamer Che Simmons, including an inside-edge past his leg stump. He also achieved a brace of leg-side sixes, the first reminiscent of his father's pull shot and the second an effortless pick-up over midwicket.

Flintoff and Saqib Mahmood, the England fast bowler, who is captaining Lancashire's 2nd XI as he continues his rehabilitation from a back stress fracture, put on exactly 100 in 14.3 overs. They also spent 13 overs batting together with their older brother, Corey, 18, with the pair adding 39 for the seventh wicket.

He reached his century when cutting Lintott through cover-point for a single, raising his left hand aloft in celebration as he ran through before raising his bat.

Both Flintoff brothers have been in Lancashire's academy since a young age and have played club cricket for Southport and Birkdale. Both players attend Manchester Grammar School, the alma mater of former England players Michael Atherton and John Crawley as well as Lancashire's director of cricket Mark Chilton.

Andrew, their father, has returned to cricket in the last nine months, following a serious injury sustained in a high-speed crash while filming an episode of Top Gear in 2022. He will continue to work as a consultant with England at June's T20 World Cup, having spent time with their white-ball and Lions teams. He will also coach Northern Superchargers in the men's Hundred this summer.


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