The Ashes 2013 Official Mascot #Rise

The Ashes 2013 Stuart Broad

I thought I would share some of the photographs from Miss N’s (aged 10) and Tall Dads (age….like a teenager again) fantastic time on the first day of The Ashes 2013. They had an amazing and very special time together. She met all of the players, who were really kind and signed her mini cricket bat and posed for photographs.

The Ashes 2013

She loved every moment of the day, though felt really nervous when she was in the centre for the official toss.
The Ashes 2013

They all look so relaxed, you’d never guess they were just about to play for their country!

Graeme Swann below, has been awarded a benefit year by Nottinghamshire for 2013. Tall Dad attended his launch benefit dinner at Colwick Hall in May, and bid for Miss N to be the mascot.  So this is a really special photograph of them both together.  You can find out details of all of the events, by clicking on the above link, or searching  #swannybenefityear hashtag on twitter.

The Ashes 2013

The Ashes 2013

This is Miss N, walking to the centre of the pitch.

The Ashes 2013

There was an announcement when Miss N was about to go to the centre of the pitch with the captains of England and Australia. Her photograph appeared on the screens.The Ashes 2013

The Official Day One Toss!

2013 The Ashes Day One toss mascot

Wow, what a day!

The Ashes 2013 - official MAscot

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  1. Sally Flavill Smith says

    WOW!!, what a fabulous blog Amanda, you must be so proud!. I can’t believe how grown up Miss N looks in all the lovely photos.

  2. Cheryl Glew says

    Wow!!!! You must be soooooo proud! She looks like she had a fab day and one that she’ll most probably never forget!! Ps Think she’s taking after dad – long legs!!!

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