Cricket star drops his bat and picks up a pencil

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Cricket star drops his bat and picks up a pencil

Croydon born former England international cricketer Michael Carberry is leaving his bat behind and about to start a new journey - this time wielding a pencil instead.

Not having an easy ride of it, the former Surrey opening batsmen was struck with cancer at the peak of his career, forcing him on a long road to recovery.

He reignited an old passion to help deal with his illness.

Now retired - he's hoping his hyperrealist pencil drawings will knock his new audience for six.

Michael has upcoming shows starting at Campbells of London gallery on the 12th until the 21st of June - and then the 13th to the 16th of August.

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