Promising Cricket Star Tom Maynard Killed By Tube Train

Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard has died after being struck by a London Underground train. The batsman, 23, from Cardiff, played for his county in the t20 game against Kent on Sunday.

Monday’s incident involved a District Line train at Wimbledon Park station. Police said a man matching Maynard’s description ran away after a car being driven “erratically” was stopped shortly before. The police watchdog IPCC is investigating. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “At approximately 04:15 BST on Monday, 18 June, officers stopped a vehicle after it was seen being driven erratically in Arthur Road, SW19: “The male driver of the vehicle – a black Mercedes C250 – made off on foot. Officers were unable to locate the man.

London Ambulance Service medics were called but Maynard was pronounced dead at the scene. British Transport Police (BTP) said the death was not being treated as suspicious. The BTP said: “The incident was reported to BTP at 05:03 BST and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

In a statement, Surrey described Maynard as “an incredibly talented young batsman”. Maynard, who came through the ranks at Glamorgan, was considered a rising star in the game and earned himself a place on the England Lions tour to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the start of this year. He moved to The Oval at the start of last season following his father Matthew’s departure from the Welsh county in 2010 after claiming his position had become “untenable”.

Surrey’s Friends Life t20 game against the Hampshire Royals at the Kia Oval on Wednesday has been postponed. England cancelled their press conference at Surrey’s home, the Oval, ahead of the one-day international with the West Indies on Tuesday.

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Source: BBC News

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