Cricketer killed by tube

Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard has died

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Cricketer's girlfriend pays tribute

Tom Maynard's girlfriend, model Carly Baker, wrote on Twitter:

"My beautiful boyfriend Tom Maynard, I can't cope with this. I love you always and forever. You meant everything to me. We will always be together. I love you Tom X."

She added: "You're the most special man I have ever met. You made me the happiest girl. I love you always x."

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Surrey cancel match as mark of respect to Maynard

As a mark of respect, Surrey's Friends Life Twenty20 game against the Hampshire Royals at the Kia Oval which was scheduled for Wednesday 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.

It is thought Maynard may have been trying to escape police shortly before his death

Officers tried to pull over a black Mercedes, which was being driven "erratically", an hour before Maynard's body was found on the tracks.

At approx 4.15am 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.

At approx 5.10am the body of a man fitting the same description was found on tracks near Wimbledon Park station.

– Metropolitan Police spokesman

The force added that it was still trying to identify the man found on the tracks and that the Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Police Complaints Commission have been informed.

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Michael Vaughan tweets tribute to Tom Maynard

ECB Chairman pays tribute to Tom Maynard

This is a very sad day for everyone connected with Surrey County Cricket club and for Glamorgan County Cricket club where Tom spent the early part of his career.

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.

– ECB Chairman Giles Clarke

Surrey CCC Chairman pays tribute to a "talented young batsman"

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.

– Surrey Chairman Richard Thompson
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