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Cricket icon Andrew Flintoff visits North Wales school

One of cricket’s most legendary figures paid a special visit to Rydal Penrhos to take in a high-profile contest involving a family member.

Andrew Flintoff, who is widely regarded as one of the best and most popular players that England has ever produced, visited the school’s New Field site on Saturday, June 23.

He was taking in the clash between Wales and Lancashire U11s, with his son turning out for the county side as he looks to follow in the footsteps of his famous father.

After a hugely competitive fixture, the Lancs’ bowling attack proved to be the difference between the two sides, enabling them to emerge from the clash with an eight-wicket triumph.

This is the second time that Flintoff has visited Rydal Penrhos, with the legendary all-rounder on hand to present Suhas Shekar with the match-ball after claiming four wickets in as many deliveries against Oswestry School last year.

The man affectionately known as Freddie also wrote a letter of recommendation to the school for Year 7 pupil and sports scholar Arran Sen during his assessment process prior to enrolment.

The Welsh side also hosted Yorkshire at the same venue on Sunday as part of their tour, but the White Rose youth squad produced an exceptional performance in the field to secure success.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said:

“We were delighted to be hosting the Welsh Cricket side once again for two fixtures on their tour of North Wales and the North West, and to have such an iconic figure such as Freddie Flintoff here to enjoy the action was very special indeed.”