Flintoff stretches his legs (and arms)

Good news for all – Flintoff’s back. Well – if not 100% fully fit, he’s at least making excellent progress, and today hit an 83 in quick time. Stuart Law (now British) matched him run for run, but their stats make enjoyable reading:

83(r) 201(m) 152(b) 15(4s) 0(6s)

83(r) 121(m) 101(b) 10(4s) 4(6s)

Good job, too, that he found some form as Lancashire needed to combat Worcestershire’s decent score, on a difficult pitch. Theirs was only thanks to Graeme Hick who hit a Hick-like 176 (next highest score? 27), and who overtook W.G.Grace in making his 127th first class hundred. Graham Gooch is next on 128……………………

(Will shakes his head, mutters into the night, wondering just how the hell this guy never made more than 6 Test hundreds)