Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard dies after being hit by Tube train
Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard dies aged 23 after being struck by a London Underground train in Wimbledon on Monday morning
Surrey have announced that batsman Tom Maynard has died at the age of 23 after being struck by a London Underground train.
The batsman is believed to have been killed in the early hours of Monday morning by a District Line train at Wimbledon Park Underground station.
British Transport Police (BPT) said the death was not being treated as suspicious.
“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,” said a spokesman for the British Transport Police. “The incident was reported to BTP at 5.03am 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.”
A Surrey statement read: “Maynard was an incredibly talented young batsman who joined Surrey from his original county Glamorgan in 2011.
“He had impressed in all forms of the game, scoring a maiden first-class hundred in Cardiff last year, playing a key role in Surrey’s victory in the Clydesdale Bank 40 and earning selection for the England Lions.”
Surrey chairman Richard Thompson added: “Our thoughts at this awful time are with Tom’s family and friends and all those that were close to him,” Thompson said in a statement.
“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.”
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