Freddie Flintoff's Field Of Dreams: Viewers praise Prestonian cricket star's new BBC show as first episode airs

The first episode of Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff’s new BBC show was met with rave reviews last night.

By Aimee Seddon
Wednesday, 6th July 2022, 10:23 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th July 2022, 10:36 am

The Prestonian cricket star’s ‘Field of Dreams’ is a new documentary, filmed right here in the city, that hopes to break stereotypes surrounding the sport.

Last night’s epsiode introduced us to the challenge that is Freddie’s task, as the sporting legend must create a cricket team from scratch with Preston teenagers, who seem reluctant from the start.

Despite the negative attitudes towards cricket he faces, Freddie holds try outs, starts a training regime, and takes the teenagers to their first ever cricket match.

Not only has Freddie started to win over the young Prestonians, he also seems to have won over viewers on Twitter.

Sam Thomas tweeted: “That new Flintoff show is a class watch. Makes you proud to be from Preston"

Cat Parker commented: "Watching Freddie Flintoff build a cricket team in Preston and reminds me how amazing youth work is - getting a group of kids together and giving them something to do. How much difference it makes when someone notices you, keeps showing up, connects you to others. Warm and fuzzy.”

John Gaffer said: “Got to say, that Flintoff programme was superb. So many emotions from a lump in my throat to laughter. Cant wait for next week.”

Freddie Flintoff's new show premiered on Tuesday night

Rosie tweeted: “Loving Freddie Flintoff's new show, love seeing more people introduced to the sport, especially if it helps them”

Pam Crosby added: “Freddie Flintoff's BBC1 programme is just a brilliant watch. What a smashing bloke he is...”

Author Colin Sutton, tweeted: “If you didn’t see Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams tonight please get it on iPlayer. Uplifting to see young men growing under patient coaching and encouragement...”

Prestonian Luke Massie said: “Freddie Flintoff’s field of dreams, what a watch! Giving young lads from Preston hope. Sometimes all we need is someone to believe in us and give us a chance”

Responding to the feedback, Freddie himself tweeted: “Thank you so much for all your kind comments about “Freddie Flintoff’s field of dreams” last night. Loved filming it and spending time with a great group of lads . Episode 2 is next Tuesday 8pm @BBCOne”

There will be three episodes of Freddie’s Field of Dreams in total, all airing between 8-9 pm on Tuesdays.

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