Andrew Flintoff, who’s made tentative batting steps on the road from ankle-surgery-recovery, today had his first competitive bowl against Durham. Brilliant news – he’s made a very good recovery (so far). I hope he is handled correctly and cautiously by the medical staff and that he doesn’t over bowl himself. He took a wicket, too – 1 for 11 from 5 – which made up for his (and his teammate’s!) first innings failure(s). Could be a good game – Lancashire only scored 199, but Durham in reply are 99-2.
Another excellent start by Durham, who are having the season of seasons so far – really great to see. They’ve obviously been benefiting from having Steve Harmison around who today took 3 cheap top-six wickets.