Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard dies in an accident

Tom Maynard was the son of former England player Matthew Maynard Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Surrey: Jun 17, 2012

Surrey batsman Tom Maynard, son of former England player Matthew Maynard has died aged 23.

According to reports from Eurosports, he was struck by a London Underground train on the District Line at Wimbledon Park station early Monday morning.

British Transport Police is expected to release a statement later on Monday.

Maynard, a powerful middle-order batsman who could also bowl off-break, made his senior debut as an 18-year-old in 2007.

A Surrey Cricket statement read: “Surrey County Cricket Club and ECB can confirm that batsman Tom Maynard has been confirmed dead by the Metropolitan Police.

“As a mark of respect to Tom, Surrey s Friends Life T20 game against the Hampshire Royals at the Kia Oval that was scheduled for this Wednesday (June 20th) has been postponed.”

Surrey chairman Richard Thompson said, “Our thoughts at this awful time are with Tom s family and friends and all those that were close to him.”

“Tom Maynard was a prodigiously talented young batsman who had made an incredible start to his career and was clearly destined for far greater things. The impact Tom made in such a short period of time for Surrey CCC spoke for itself.”

“There is a profound sense of loss at the passing of Tom. To lose anybody at such a young age is an utterly senseless tragedy.”

Maynard played for Surrey on Sunday, making seven runs off 17 balls against Kent in the Friends Life T20.

Last week he was disciplined by Surrey for being out late during a Championship match against Sussex in Horsham.

England Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke said, “This is a very sad day for everyone connected with Surrey County Cricket Club and for Glamorgan County Cricket Club. 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,” he added.