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There was, for the first time in his Test career and perhaps his life, a moment’s hesitation in Ben Stokes. He had come off the field after taking 6 for 99 in his fourth Test match and was asked if he relished the fray.

Dom Joly: Cider with Freddie? Careers advice for a cricketer who has finally left the crease

Weird World of Sport: "There's a cider company in the South-west who are very keen to put you on their label"

Andrew Flintoff: Snapshots of Fred the Lionheart's career

Stephen Brenkley hails the England all-rounder who treated his adoring public to unforgettable moments on and off the pitch

Lee hails 'wonderful person' Flintoff

Australia paceman Brett Lee has described Andrew Flintoff as "an absolute beauty".

James Lawton: A warrior who forged his reputation in the heat of Ashes battle

However spectacularly hard he strived to succeed on a certain day he would never be guilty of mistaking cricket for a branch of warfare

The meaning of Andrew Flintoff

Three initial thoughts occur, on reading of the retirement of Andrew Flintoff, and ahead of the deluge of career obituaries we can look forward to tomorrow.

Strauss salutes retiring Flintoff

England captain Andrew Strauss today called Andrew Flintoff "the ultimate impact cricketer" who would put his "body on the line" for his team.

Flintoff's five best Test innings

Andrew Flintoff today retired from all cricket, bringing an end to a glittering career.

Andrew Flintoff retires from cricket

Andrew Flintoff admitted the news he has been forced to retire from cricket has not sunk in.

Andrew Flintoff: A career in pictures

Andrew Flintoff is set to announce his retirement from all forms of cricket later today.

Watson: I've thrived since giving up on being Aussie Flintoff

Shane Watson has never been the most popular of Australian cricketers and his revelation that he once dreamt of being an Englishman will not have improved his reputation Down Under.

Can Sky Sports News keep punching above its weight?

Kay Burley might wring her hands with jealousy. Adam Boulton might turn puce with anger. But there's a commercially run rolling-news channel that's now trouncing Sky News in the ratings on a regular basis.

Freddie Flintoff: A career in pictures

With the news that Andrew Flintoff's 2010 cricket season is over before it even began - the time feels right for a look back at his career highs and lows.

Flintoff plays down England's one-day success

Andrew Flintoff feels England's one-day success over Australia counts for little in relation to the Ashes and believes the two sides' forthcoming Test series against Pakistan will give a much better indication of how they might fare Down Under this winter.

Top 100 Cricketers of All Time, by Christopher Martin-Jenkins

What's this? England's Ashes hero Freddie Flintoff languishing down at No 82 in the all-time pantheon, while some Aussie called Jack Gregory is up at No 71? Ah, but look at their Test averages: Flintoff 31.77 with bat and 32.78 with ball, Gregory superior with 34.96 and 31.15.

Matt Gatward: Flintoff and Redknapp in relegation zone of their own

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