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Flintoff bowls over C&G as its man of the year

Lancashire and England cricket all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has scooped Cheltenham & Gloucester’s Man of the Year award.

Flintoff, the second recipient of the award after Alec Stewart’s success last year, was rewarded for an outstanding season at both county and international level.

In 14 tests from October 2003, Flintoff has averaged 47 runs with the bat and just 25 with the ball leading him to be dubbed the best all-rounder since Ian Botham. In his last eight test matches, he has averaged over 50 and has also just been named the Professional Cricketers’ Association player of the year.

The C&G gong was announced at the launch of the C&G Cricket Year 2004, edited by BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew.

Flintoff (pictured right) is doing boxing training to limber up for England’s winter tour of South Africa.

C&G sponsorship and marketing services manager Lisa Gilbert says: “Andrew Flintoff is a very deserving winner of the C&G man of the year award and we wish him every success for the future.”

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