Funeral for train-death cricketer

Surrey Cricket Club's Richard Thompson paid tribute to Tom Maynard describing him as "an extraordinary individual and a great human being".

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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.

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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.

Michael Vaughan tweets tribute to Tom Maynard

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Thoughts are with Matt Maynard and his family.. Words can't describe the Terribly sad news that Tom Maynard has died aged 23... #RIPTOM

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Someone with so much talent and so much to luck forward too...Why is live so cruel sometimes...?? #RIPTomMaynard

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