Article about English county cricketer fails to dwell on his chances of playing for England

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Andrew Flintoff takes his helium-dog for a walk

There is more than one thing to celebrate regarding Andrew Flintoff’s return to competitive cricket, but surely this is the greatest. A county match report which doesn’t go on and on about how some no-mark is ‘pushing for selection’ is a rare thing indeed.

Okay, so in this instance the focus is on a somewhat showbiz comeback instead, but it’s still a refreshing change. And can anything in county cricket ever truly be considered ‘showbiz’?

We’re pretty sure we saw Flintoff in the supermarket the other day, but we can’t for the life of us work out which aisle it was in. We suspect that it was ready meals, but that would be really weird because we never go down that aisle except as a thoroughfare when either fresh meat or milk and yoghurts is blocked by dawdlers.


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  1. So what are his chances of playing for England? The article didn’t tell me.

    Any chance of a first class return?

  2. I buy groceries at a local co-op. They do have some strange things down there, like goat milk soap.

  3. We’re not interested in olde worlde cricket paraphernalia such as analogue Cricket Top Trumps. You should know your subjects better than that, KC.

    Bring back your digital Cricket Top Trumps, or even develop Cricket Top Trumps 2.0 – stop messing about.

    As for Andrew Flintoff 2.0 – you can keep him too.

  4. Hello all. I’ve been away for a bit. Do we all know that Hove is now apparently the County Ground?

    Have we expressed the right amount of disgust and horror yet? If not, let’s get on with it.

  5. how could one see andrew flintoff in the flesh and not be sure it was him..? doesn’t he, like, blot out the light somewhat?

    and yes nice hover caption 🙂

    1. It was really weird. We see him surprisingly often, so we didn’t pay much attention. It was only when we were walking away that we thought he had a slightly different face.

      At that point, we doubted ourself. But then we remembered that the person in question was six foot five, blond, deeply tanned and wearing Lancashire County Cricket Club gear.

    2. Are you allowed to send yourself Cricket Badger spottings, KC?

      And if so, would you deem your own spotting worthy of publication?

    3. We’ll probably use it. He was doing something not all that significant, after all.

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