Flintoff wants 6,000 pounds Ashes urn mosaics in his swimming pools

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London, Aug 30 (ANI): England all rounder Andrew Flintoff is stumping up 6,000 pounds to have two giant mosaics of the Ashes urn built into the bottom of his swimming pools.

The England all-rounder is including two pools in the basement of the 4 million pounds mansion he's having built.

He was so bowled over by his Ashes triumphs against the Aussies that he hired craftsmen to create 6ft tile mosaics of the coveted old trophy to go on the pool bottoms.

Freddie, 31, planned the 3,000 pound-a-piece works before England clinched their latest Ashes triumph at The Oval.

But after last week's victory he had the years 2005 and 2009 added to recall both series wins, News of the World reported.

"Freddie wanted the urn mosaics because that 2005 Ashes win was so special to him. Then when he and the lads took the Ashes again he decided to have the dates added as well," a pal of the Lancashire star revealed.

"Every time he takes a dip he'll be able to savour the glory once more. And if he ever puts the house on the market it'll be a unique selling point - unless the buyer's an Aussie!"

Freddie, who has just retired from Test cricket, is over-seeing construction of the house in Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire.

He bought the former home of Man City boss Mark Hughes for 1.85 million pounds, had it demolished and is spending two million pounds on a six-bedroom home for himself, wife Rachael and their three children. (ANI)

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