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Rocky Flintoff, 16, hits maiden century for Lancashire 2nd XI

Son of former England allrounder Andrew makes mark in Second XI Championship

Rocky Flintoff, Andrew's son, poses for a headshot

File photo: Rocky Flintoff, Andrew's son, is part of the Lancashire academy  •  Lancashire Cricket

Rocky Flintoff, the 16-year-old son of former England allrounder Andrew, has scored his maiden century for Lancashire's 2nd XI, reaching three figures against Warwickshire at Edgbaston after a 39-run partnership with his older brother Corey.
Flintoff only made his second-team debut earlier this month, two days after his 16th birthday, but scored an unbeaten 50 against Durham at Emirates Old Trafford last week, and brought up a 151-ball hundred on Tuesday against a Warwickshire attack which included former England Lions spinner Jake Lintott.
Batting at No. 5, Flintoff hit several early boundaries off Warwickshire's highly-rated, Barbados-born seamer Che Simmons, including an inside-edge past his leg stump. He also hit a brace of leg-side sixes, the first reminiscent of his dad's pull shot and the second an effortless pick-up over midwicket.
Flintoff put on exactly 100 in 14.3 overs with Saqib Mahmood, the England fast bowler, who is captaining Lancashire's 2nd XI as he continues his rehabilitation from a back stress fracture and is targeting a first-team return next month. He also spent 13 overs batting with his older Corey, 18, with the pair adding 39 for the seventh wicket.
He reached his hundred 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. They both 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.
Their father Andrew has returned to cricket in the last nine months, after suffering serious injuries 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 after spending time with their white-ball and Lions teams, and will coach Northern Superchargers in the men's Hundred this summer.