CREATIVE pupils from Tarporley Primary School brought a splash of colour to the bleak mid-winter with some inspirational cricket-themed artwork.
The talented year four pupils swapped their bats and balls for pencils and paintbrushes to produce a series of pictures about the Chance to Shine coaching in schools scheme.

Mark Greaves, Coaching and Development Officer for Mid-Cheshire, has been working closely with he school thanks to funding from partner organisation the Cricket Foundation.

Mark said: "I really enjoy coming to Tarporley Primary School because the children and staff members are really enthusiastic about cricket.
"I knew they were a sporty bunch from the outset, but it appears there are a few promising young artists in the class too.
"The paintings and drawings the children made were excellent and it shows just how much they love their sport and cricket in particular.
"That's the great thing about Chance to Shine - it gives all children a platform to achieve, whether on the sports field or inside the classroom."

Tarporley is just one of hundreds of primary and secondary schools currently benefitting from expert coaching provided by the Cheshire Cricket Board. The coaching is delivered in partnership with Chance to Shine, a nationwide coaching scheme which aims to deliver cricket to a third of all state schools by 2015.
The CCB was chosen by Chance to Shine to deliver the project in Cheshire, where more than 47,000 school children have been engaged in cricket since 2008 alone.
"Chance to Shine has been a source of great motivation and inspiration to children in Cheshire for five years now," added Mark.
"It's great to see the children adopting the Spirit of Cricket Message and thinking about the game beyond the hour-long coaching session.
"I hope the scheme continues for many years to come, so future generations can also benefit from the excellent work we are doing."