Mon, 18 Jun 2012 22:38:09 GMT | By PTI

Rising star Maynard dead at 23

London: Surrey's Tom Maynard, one of England's most promising batsmen, has died at the age of 23, the county said on Monday.


Rising star Maynard dead at 23

Maynard was killed after being struck by a London Underground train in the early hours this morning.
In a statement, Surrey said Maynard, the son of former Glamorgan and England batsman Matthew Maynard, was "an incredibly talented young batsman".

British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed a 23-year-old man, named locally as Maynard, had been hit by a train early this morning.
A BTP spokesman said: "BTP officers were called to the line near Wimbledon Park London Underground station on Monday, 18 June after a man was struck by a District line train.

"The incident was reported to BTP at 5.03am (0403GMT) and was also attended by Metropolitan Police officers.
"London Ambulance Service medics attended but the man, believed to be 23 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The incident was reported to BTP at 5.03am and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.
"A file will be prepared for the coroner."

Tom Maynard began his career with Glamorgan before joining Surrey at the start of last season and also played for the England Lions, the national A team.

He left after his father was forced out as coach of the Welsh county in 2010, saying his position had become 'untenable'.
Surrey's statement said Maynard was 'an incredibly talented young batsman', who had 'impressed in all forms of the game'.
Maynard scored his maiden first-class hundred at Cardiff, Glamorgan's headquarters, last year and helped Surrey win the county 40-over tournament.

A first-class record of 2,384 runs in 48 matches at 32.65 with four hundreds may seem modest but it was the way he compiled that tally which led him to be identified as an England prospect.

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