Surrey’s Maynard dies aged 23

June 18, 2012
The Oval
by Paddy Briggs

Surrey batsman Tom Maynard has died after he was reportedly hit by a tube train in the early hours this morning. The incident was reported just after 5am near Wimbledon Park Station in South West London.

Maynard was born in Cardiff and represented Glamorgan at the start of his career before moving to Surrey at the start of last season. The 23 year-old’s father Matthew was an England international cricketer in the 1980’s.

Maynard was a popular member of a young Surrey side who won the CB40 trophy last season in Maynards’s first year at the club.

In 48 first class matches Maynard scored 2,384 runs at an average of 32.65. The young batsman was tipped by many to go onto represent England.

Maynard has become the third Surrey player to lose his life in the past 16 years after Graham Kersey and more recently Ben Hollioake died in car accidents.

Surrey’s match against Hampshire at The Kia Oval on Wednesday has been cancelled as a mark of respect. Today was a hugely sad day for cricket and our thoughts from the team at We Live Cricket go out to Tom’s family and friends.

The Scoop 18/06/12

 

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