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Former England cricket star spotted in new job as ARTIST painting Premier League match from sidelines

FORMER England cricketer Jack Russell MBE was spotted PAINTING next to the pitch at Craven Cottage during Fulham’s Premier League clash with Everton.

The the wicket keeper-turned-artist was situated next to the photographers throughout the game.

Ex-Cricketer Jack Russell painted a picture of Craven Cottage during the game

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Ex-Cricketer Jack Russell painted a picture of Craven Cottage during the game
Russell became an artist after retiring from cricket

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Russell became an artist after retiring from cricketCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd

He spent the 90 minutes painting a picture of Craven Cottage on a small wooden canvas.

Fans were in disbelief after spotting the ex-cricketer pitchside, with one person tweeting: “This is peak Fulham stuff right here.”

Another added: “Every time I fall out of love with this club I fall right back in it.”

While a third joked: “Stick him up top, can’t do any worse!”

After making his England debut in 1987, Russell played in 94 international matches.

In 1995 against South Africa he broke the world record for dismissals in a test match.

He decided to take up art after becoming bored when rain stopped play during cricket matches and has been painting for over 30 years.

After retiring from cricket in 2004 he became a goalkeeping coach at Forest Green Rovers.

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He also continued coaching at Gloucestershire and Middlesex.

Russell now has his own art gallery in Chipping Sodbury and some exhibits in London which showcase his portfolio of work.

After Tuesday’s match he took to X to share his painting.

He wrote: “My office tonight courtesy of @FulhamFC magic #football ground.”

The points were shared at Craven Cottage following a 0-0 draw.

Russell made 94 international appearances for England

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Russell made 94 international appearances for EnglandCredit: PA:Press Association

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