A chainsaw artist worked her magic on a tree stump to give Esher Cricket Club a memorable sculpture at their entrance.

Ella Fielding’s parents live in New Road, Esher, where the cricket club are based and a diseased tree at the entrance inspired her artistic side when it caught her eye.

The council was forced to chop it down because of disease, which left a 15ft stump.

Miss Fielding got permission to turn it into a piece of art and over five or six days transformed the stump in to a cricket player.

The 26-year-old said: “I kept looking at it thinking I could have so much fun with that.

“It’s the biggest job I’ve done alone, but I’m really pleased with it.”

Miss Fielding graduated from her sculpture degree in 2007, and it was only in the last six months of her course that she discovered chainsaw carving.

She said: “When I first tried it I realised I wasn’t bad at it, and really loved it.”

Since then she has worked as a chainsaw artist, either alone or as a part of the collective called the Tree Pirates, creating works for festivals, schools, local authorities and private clients.

Visit ellatreepirate.co.uk to view other examples of her work.