The Ashes 2013 Official Mascot #Rise

| July 12, 2013 | 25 Comments

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. becky

    Absolutely FANTASTIC well done the Cottinghams one for the family history book
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  2. How brilliant an experience for her – am a big cricket fan, encouraging my boys to be able to play for England. Thrilled for her and you all :) xx
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  3. Carolin

    Wow, what an experience. I bet she loved every second of it!
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  4. Jen

    Wow, it looks fabulous, what an experience and what great memories she’ll have.
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  5. Emily (

    How lovely! Well done to you all. Beautiful pics, too.
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  6. 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.

  7. Wonderful pictures.
    This must have been a thoroughly amazing day.
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  8. 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!!!

  9. Arr lovely pictures, I bet she had an amazing day :)
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  10. Emma

    WOW, what an amazing opportunity for her and lovely photographs :-)
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  11. Jessica says:

    Glad you met all the players. You should have posted the signed mini cricket bat. :)

  12. Miss N says:

    It was a fab day! So pleased I had the opportunity!

  13. Aw can’t believe I haven’t seen this yet, so lovely, what gorgeous photos and well done Miss N, so cool and calm and collected!
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  14. Good pictures, this will be good souvenir for her!
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  15. Sian says:

    Just catching up with everything – WOW! what an amazing day, she must have been soooooo excited : )

  16. Jenny Cottingham

    I know this is a bit late, but wanted to say how wonderful and what a fantastic mascot Miss n made!! xxxx

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