Andrew Flintoff 'unlikely' to be fit for comeback match - but 15,000 tickets have already been sold

Flintoff pictured during a Northern League game for St Annes on Saturday. Credit: PA

Andrew Flintoff is "unlikely" to make his Lancashire comeback this week as hoped.

The former England all-rounder was hoping to play against Yorkshire in a T20 match at Old Trafford on Friday.

But representatives of the 36-year-old have told ITV News he may not be ready in time.

Flintoff is due to play for the Lancashire 2nd XI tomorrow at Arundel in Sussex.

Flintoff says his finest cricketing moment was running out Australia's Ricky Ponting, helping to seal the Ashes in 2009. Credit: PA

He's already impressed with a warm up game for St Annes in the northern league, where he played as a junior, taking a spectacular catch off his own bowling.

Lancashire County Cricket club say they've sold 15,000 tickets ahead of Friday's game against their Roses rivals.

The game is also due to be televised by Sky Sports.

In 2010 Flintoff announced his retirement from all forms of the sport after a series of recurring injuries.