Young cricketer found dead


Tomos Hughes

THE SON of Anglesey cricket legend Matthew Maynard, has died aged 23.

Tom Maynard, who played cricket for Surrey, died on Monday morning after being struck by a District Line train in London.

British Transport Police say there are ‘no suspicious circumstances’ surrounding the death.

Maynard, who was born in Cardiff, came through the ranks at Glamorgan before following his father in moving to Surrey last summer.

The big-hitting batsman was considered a rising star in the game and earned himself a place on the England Lions tour to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the start of this year.

A statement from Glamorgan Cricket Club read: “Glamorgan Cricket are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic death of Tom Maynard. The Club’s thoughts are with Matt, Sue and their family at this difficult time.

“Most of our playing and coaching staff were close friends of Tom and understandably are still trying to come to terms with this sad news.”

ECB Chairman Giles Clarke said: "This is a very sad day for everyone connected with Surrey County Cricket club and for Glamorgan County Cricket club 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."

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