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England cricketers sketch for charity

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England's cricketers have been busy taking a 2-0 Ashes series lead in recent weeks, but now they have been afforded a bit of time to relax - and do some sketching.

In an effort to raise money for the 'Cricket United' appeal, the heroes of Trent Bridge and Lord's have been flaunting their artistic flair. 

The likes of Alastair Cook, Joe Root, Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann and Jimmy Anderson have all courageously picked up sketchpads to create portraits of their team mates, with some hilarious results.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the England skipper stated: "We hope the portraits will raise significant funds for three fantastic charities, The Lord's Taverners, Chance to Shine and the PCA Benevolent Fund, and help improve lives through cricket."

The England squad have much to be pleased with after their recent performances, and Cook recognises the benefit of days like these.

"It's a bit of fun and the lads enjoyed doing something completely different for charity. Rest assured we won't be giving up our day jobs!" joked the Essex batsman.

Fans can now bid for these classic drawings and raise some money at http://bit.ly/Englandportraits up until Sunday 4th August.

Here are James Anderson and Graeme Swann happily pointing out each other's flaws.

 

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James Anderson (cricket)
Graeme Swann
Joe Root
Kevin Pietersen
England cricket
Cricket
The Ashes

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