Surrey batsman Tom Maynard killed in a tube accident – Cricket News Update
Young Surrey batsman Tom Maynard died on Monday, June 18, 2012, at the age of just 23, after being hit by a district line train in South London, confirmed the club and the Metropolitan police.
Maynard, the 23-year-old son of former England player Matt Maynard, was found dead on the rails of a tube station in south London, early Monday morning. Initially it was reported that the rookie Surrey cricketer died in a car accident, however, the British
Transport Police rebuffing the reports, confirmed that Maynard’s death has occurred as a result of a tube accident.
The British Transport Police revealed in its statement that the BTP officers were informed about the incident at 5:30am on Monday morning, and when a BTP team, accompanied by Metropolitan officers and London Ambulance Service medics, visited the line near
Wimbledon Park London Underground station, they found Maynard, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Surrey County Cricket Club expressed deep sorrow over the tragic death of the young batsman.
"Maynard was an incredibly talented young batsman. His future potential was unlimited, with experts both inside and outside the club predicting he would soon follow in the footsteps of his father Matthew by graduating to full England honours," a Surrey statement
The England and Wales Cricket Board Chairman, Giles Clarke, also paid tribute to the deceased club cricketer, and termed it as a very sad day for ECB, Maynard’s current County, Surrey, and Glamorgan CCC, where Tom spent the early part of his career.
“Tom was a player of enormous potential who had already represented England Lions and had an exciting future ahead of him. Our hearts go out to the Maynard family for their tragic loss and we send them and all Tom's many friends and colleagues within the
game our deepest sympathies,” said Giles Clarke in a statement on Monday.
Tom Maynard, the son of former Glamorgan cricketer Matthew Maynard, who played Test and one-day cricket for England, played 48 First-class, 63 List A and 50 Twenty20 matches. He played his last match for Surrey just hours before his death, an Flt20 encounter
against Kent, at Kent County Cricket Ground, Beckenham.