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Surrey Batsman Tom Maynard Killed By Train Aged Just 23

It has emerged this morning that Surrey and potential England star of the future, Tom Maynard has died aged just 23. Sad, sad news this morning from the world of cricket as the son of former Glamorgan and England player Matthew Maynard passes away at a tragically young age.

At the present moment in time, all that has been established is the fact that young Maynard was hit by a train but no further information is available. Surrey County Cricket club have confirmed the news and extolled the virtues of one of their top performers of the last few months.

Maynard had been in great form for Surry this season, particularly in their CB40 commitments. The club have said:

“Tom had played a key role for the club, playing exceptionally well in the CB40 tournament”

“His Future potential was unlimited”

Maynard scored a maiden first-class century in Cardiff last year and has impressed in all forms of the game since joining from Glamorgan.

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.”

His father Matthew was a fan’s favourite everywhere he played and played four tests for the full England side.

Today will be incomprehensible for everyone involved and Young Academic can only imagine that the family and friends of Tom Maynard will want their privacy respected at this traumatic time.

Charles Whitworth is the Editor of the Young Academic publications.

Graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 2008, Charles learned his trade in newsrooms such as IPC Media and Sky.

He has now developed as a top sports, music and current affairs journalist and has been printed in a range of publications including The Guardian. His interests include Cricket, Football, Rugby, Music and Current Affairs.

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