Home > News >

Andrew Strauss, former England captains mourn Tom Maynard’s death

Andrew Strauss, former England captains mourn Tom Maynard's death

England captain Andrew Strauss said Tom Maynard was a rising star and his death is a tragic news © AFP

 

London: Jul 5, 2012

 

England Test captain Andrew Strauss was among the mourners at the funeral of Tom Maynard in Cardiff on Wednesday.

 

The 23-year-old Surrey batsman, buried in his home city, was one of the rising stars of English cricket but he died last month after being hit by a train on a London Underground railway line.

 

Kevin Pietersen, a county colleague of Maynard’s at Surrey was also in attendance among a congregation of some 900 mourners at Cardiff’s Llandaff Cathedral, as were former England captains Andrew Flintoff, Alec Stewart and Mike Gatting.

 

Also alongside were Maynard’s father Matthew, himself a former England batsman, mother Sue and sister Ceri were Wales rugby great Gareth Edwards and England’s Danny Cipriani.

 

Strauss said: “I first saw Tom when he was a teenager when Matthew was batting coach of England.

 

“He had grown up so well since then and was forging a name for himself in the game of cricket.

 

“I suppose that’s part of what makes it so tragic he is no longer with us.

 

“I obviously feel so much for Matthew, Sue and the family to have to go through this.

 

“But I think today is as much about celebrating Tom and what he achieved as it is saying goodbye.

 

“It’s obviously a very tough day for everyone who knew him, no more so than for members of his family.”

 

The England and Wales Cricket Board managing director Hugh Morris, a former Glamorgan captain, delivered a eulogy to a player who was tipped for full England honours in the near future.

 

“The presence of so many members of the cricket community tells me Tom was not only a player blessed with extraordinary talent, but somebody whose sense of fun and enjoyment made him a hugely popular figure within our game,” Morris said.

 

Among his pallbearers on Wednesday was Surrey captain Rory Hamilton-Brown, a friend since their schooldays.

 

So hard-hit was Hamilton-Brown by Maynard’s death, he has now decided to take an indefinite break from all cricket.

 

Hamilton-Brown, in a statement issued by Surrey, said Wednesday: “I have decided to take a break from cricket.

 

“I am grateful to the club for their support and understanding of my decision and I look forward to returning to the game where I will hope to contribute and take forward my form of recent seasons.”

 

Surrey chief executive Richard Gould added: “Tom’s death has affected many people, and he and Rory were great friends.

 

“Rory now needs some time out, and the club is keen to provide whatever support we can. Rory has performed very well both as captain and as one of our leading players over the last three years, and we look forward to him returning when the time is right.”

 

Hamilton-Brown will be replaced as captain by Gareth Batty, who has led Surrey in their recent Twenty20 matches.

 

An inquest into Maynard’s death has been opened and adjourned at Westminster Coroner’s Court — with Dr Shirley Radcliffe saying “extensive investigations” were continuing. (AFP)

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

India tour of England 2014

Aug 15, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at London

More

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014  at Southampton

England won by 266 runs

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Photos

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test

Videos

Highlights of Phil Hughes' double ton

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Highlights

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Reasons for India’s heavy defeat

10 little known facts about Jacques Kallis

Moeen Ali spins India into trouble: Will he stun them again on Day 5 at Southampton?

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: How an Indian fan remembers the South African legend

England England vs India England vs India 2014 Ian Bell India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 James Anderson Moeen Ali South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka

Kent edge out Somerset in nail-biting finish in Royal London One-Day Cup

Shaun Marsh will need 3-4 months to recover from elbow injury: Alex Kountouris

Peter Siddle to give up his World Cup hopes for concentrating more on Test cricket

India vs England 2014 3rd Test stats highlights: Day 5

Naman Ojha to replace Wriddhiman Saha in Indian squad for England tour

Ray Markham — The Press Box Scorer who made it from the Loft to Lord’s

10 little-known facts about Sir Frank Worrell

Statistical analysis of Jacques Kallis’s ODI career

Top 12 cricketing moments between England’s two Test wins

Naman Ojha’s selection for India’s tour of England is a step in right direction

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

658 Posts | 6 Fans

Sachin Tendulkar's nine dismissals against James Anderson

Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth reach Commonwealth Games 2014 quarters

Prevent Diabetes Tip – get regular health check-ups

Amitabh Bachchan starrer Yudh’s IMDB ratings drop from 9.4 to 9.2!

Kent edge out Somerset in nail-biting finish in Royal London One-Day Cup

Congress removes Haryana Rajya Sabha MP Birender Singh from working committee

Singham Returns: Ajay Devgn shakes a leg with kids in Yo Yo Honey Singh’s Aata Maajhi Satakli-view pic!

UPSC row: Verma committee report to be submitted in Parliament today

Shaun Marsh will need 3-4 months to recover from elbow injury: Alex Kountouris

Rafael to miss rest of Man Utd’s tour of the USA with groin injury

Ebola outbreak: $100 million response plan in West Africa

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here