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The West Briton July 2008

ARCHETYPAL CRICKET IMAGES ARE CAPTURED ON CANVAS

For Christina Pierce, hours spent on the boundary watching cricket have become a way of life.

The former Truro Highschool pupil now mixes with the greats of the game, like Shane Warne and Freddie Flintoff, as she captures the game on canvas.

And a selection of these detailed and vibrant images have been compiled to produce The Cricket Yearbook.
Conceived and designed by Christina, this year’s book is an exceptional cricketing companion and diary.
Christina attended Truro High School, and after a foundation course at Plymouth College of Art, she graduated from Central School of Art and Design, London and has exhibited extensively in the U.K. and abroad.

Christina spent her childhood in Cornwall where her father David Pierce coaches cricket and also managed the U12 Cornwall cricket team for over 20 years.

Currently he coaches at Polwhele School and runs cricket coaching for youngsters at Treliske School.
David was up for the ‘Unsung Hero’ award for South West Sport last year and was presented at Lord’s for his outstanding contribution to cricket (Nat West volunteers in cricket 2004).

Christina said “Daddy is definitely an unsung hero, he now coaches children around Cornwall just for the love of the game and provides opportunities for people to get involved. “He coached my son, Oskar, in both cricket and hockey from an early age and has made him into the player that he is today”.

Her son Oskar has inherited the family passion and currently plays for Surrey Under 11’s, and last year captained the U10’s.

Christina has a large number of paintings in private collection and works on commissions for both professional players and families, working a lot with the England Cricket team.

The yearbook comes in the form of a hardback, embossed book containing 54 cricket paintings, each one sitting opposite a page-a-week diary with international fixtures noted.

Information on county grounds and cricket development from 18 major counties makes it a perfect gift for anyone passionate about the sport.

Christina adds: “There are so many interesting things to see and it’s ones around the edges which often interest me as much as the big scenes like the old man in the corner collecting tickets.”

This is an ultimate year book for cricket lovers. A true observation from inside cricket.

 

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