Freddie targets Lancashire trophies

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Andrew Flintoff says he wants to add to the two trophies he has won at Lancashire after signing a three-year contract at Old Trafford.

The 31-year-old retired from Test cricket at the end of the Ashes-winning summer after yet another injury - this time to his knee - meant it was impossible to carry on in all forms of the game.
However the double Ashes-winner made it clear that he was keen to continue in both Twenty20 and one-day cricket but rejected an ECB incremental contract to leave his options open.
The media dubbed the Lancastrian a 'cricketer for hire' but Flintoff was at great pains to make it clear that his priorities remained with England in the shorter versions of the game.

The popular all-rounder will doubtless ply his trade in the India IPL and may even go overseas to play in other domestic T20 competitions.
But he has now pledged his future to Lancashire to play one-day and 20-over cricket and is looking forward to adding further silverware to the Old Trafford trophy cabinet.
"To sign a new deal is what I wanted to do," he said. "I've played for the club since I was nine and I don't want to play anywhere else in county cricket.
"I've got personal ambitions but I've got team ambitions as well. I've won two trophies at Lancashire. I've been at this club a long time and I want to add to that.
"Personally, yes I do want to be the best one-day player in the world, it's something which I feel I can do. Just playing the two forms of the game I can focus all my attentions on trying to be that player."