26/07/2013 10:08 BST

Ashes 2013: England Cricketers' Draw Portraits Of Each Other (PICTURES)

England players can afford to relax after their Lord's victory against Australia gave them a 2-0 Ashes lead, and the Test team have dabbled with art during their downtime with portraits of each other.

Joe Root shows as much promise with a pen as he does with a bat, with his drawings of Chris Woakes, Ian Bell and Monty Panesar the outstanding sketches.

Best buds James Anderson and Graeme Swann take digs at each other while Kevin Pietersen opts for a simple stickman for Steven Finn.

joe root portrait

The Root is on fire

The UK's three leading cricket charities - The Lord's Taverners, Chance to Shine and PCA Benevolent Fund - asked the players to draw portraits of each other in support of their 'Cricket United' charitable appeal.

England captain Alastair Cook said: "It's a bit of fun and the lads enjoyed doing something completely different for charity. We hope the portraits will raise significant funds for three fantastic charities."

Men's portraits

Alastair Cook by Steven Finn

James Anderson by Alastair Cook and by Graeme Swann

Ian Bell by Joe Root

Johnny Bairstow by Tim Bresnan

Stuart Broad by Steven Finn

Nick Compton by Monty Panesar

Steven Finn by Stuart Broad and by Kevin Pietersen

Graham Onions by Chris Tremlett

Monty Panesar by Nick Compton and Joe Root

Kevin Pietersen by Steven Finn

Matt Prior by Graham Onions

Joe Root by Tim Bresnan

Graeme Swann by James Anderson

Jonathan Trott by Chris Woakes

Chris Woakes by Joe Root