Q&A with Andrew Flintoff reveals cricketing legend would love a return to Preston

Posted on - 27th May, 2012 - 2:18pm | Author - | Posted in - People


One of Preston’s most-famous sons has hinted he wishes to return to the city.

Cricketing legend Andrew Flintoff in a Q&A with The Guardian said Preston is where he’d like to live.

He currently lives with his family in the South of England, but the interview shows Flintoff has fond memories of his early cricketing career in Preston.

His most treasured possession is her Lancashire under-11 cap, and revealed his Dad is to blame for his cricketing obsession.

He said: “My dad played cricket locally on a Saturday afternoon and my mum used to take us to watch him. I started off in the pram and then played for the side – that’s how it all started.”

Flintoff also used to work on the record counter at Woolworths, when it still existed on Fishergate.

You can read the full Q&A on the The Guardian website.

Preston in pictures Old wartime 'Emergency Water Supply' sign in PrestonSmall footbridge over the streamThe butchers at Preston MarketBruccianis cafe in PrestonAutumn at Winckley Square in PrestonAutumn scene on Winckley Street, PrestonMore golden Autumn pathways on the Guild WheelReflections at the docks View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.