The death of Tom Maynard last June was a huge blow for the cricketing world in which he was considered a rising star.
The Welsh batsman, who honed his skills with Glamorgan and Surrey, earned himself a place on the England Lions tour to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the start of last year.
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A goalless draw at home to Manchester United condemned Hull to the Championship next season.
Steven Gerrad's final Liverpool game ended with him scoring, but overall embarrassment for the team.
Moussa Sissoko and Jonas Gutierrez scored the vital goals to keep Newcastle in the Premier League at Hull's expense.