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Cricketer death ruled accidental

An inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court has returned a verdict of accidental death in the case of Cardiff-born cricketer Tom Maynard.

Earlier it heard he was over the drink driving limit and tests suggest he may have used cocaine and ecstasy.

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  1. Paul Brand - ITV London reporter

Maynard 'enjoyed socialising and enjoying himself'

Tom Maynard's father, the former England international Matthew Maynard, has said it is important his son is "remembered as a person as well as a cricketer" in a statement read at his inquest.

"He enjoyed socialising and to drink alcohol at the right times and to enjoy himself with the lads," Matthew Maynard added.

It was after a night of socialising that Tom Maynard abandoned his car after being spotted by police and was found on the train line at Wimbledon, south-west London.

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