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Professional Cricketers' Association statement

We, along with Surrey CCC, Glamorgan CCC and the ECB have supported everyone impacted both directly and indirectly by Tom's death, collectively with bereavement counselling, and individually where necessary.

Amongst the headlines which will inevitably be generated by the inquest findings, consideration must now be given to the Maynard family who are experiencing a further wave of tragedy. We must all now move forward and remember Tom as a tremendously talented young man who had so much to look forward to. We must focus on building a positive legacy in his memory.

– Angus Porter, PCA Chief Executive

Maynard family:'Inquest results do not define our son'

The Maynard family have released the following statement:

"The results of the inquest do not define our son. The fact that so very many people thought the world of him is what defines him as a person.

"The only people who would judge Tom on the findings of the inquest are people who didn't know him. He made choices that night that tragically cost him his life but his devastated family and friends will love and miss him unconditionally, always.

"He was a very special person and his death leaves a huge hole in all our lives."

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Fellow cricketer 'unaware' of Maynard using cocaine

"England cricketer Jade Dernbach now giving evidence. Says he was "unaware" of Tom Maynard using cocaine, and had never seen him do so."

"Jade Dernbach said Surrey did carry out drugs testing - says sometimes there were 8-10 tests per year, sometimes one or two, with no warning."

"Dernbach says he's surprised by the results of toxicology tests. Says he didn't know anything about drug use."

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Hair samples suggest 'regular use of cocaine'

Richard Morgan reporting from the Tom Maynard inquest has tweeted:

"Hair samples suggested 'regular use of cocaine' over three and a half month period."

"Pathologist states that Tom Maynard had high levels of alcohol in his blood, as well as traces of cocaine and ecstasy."

"Surrey physiotherapist says in a statement that Tom Maynard did "not have a single arrogant bone in his body."

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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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Tom Maynard's father in tribute to 'highly talented' son

The inquest into the death of Surrey county cricketer Tom Maynard, who died on a Tube line in Wimbledon last year, has heard a statement from his father, Matthew Maynard.

He said his son was a "highly talented, dedicated and respected sportsman (who) always had time for people".

The inquest at Westminster Coroners' Court is expecting to hear evidence from England player Jade Dernbach and former Surrey captain Rory Hamilton-Brown.

Maynard inquest due today

Tom Maynard in action for Surrey Credit: PA photograph

An inquest into the death of promising young cricketer Tom Maynard is due to be heard in London today. The 23 year old died on June 18th last year after going onto the tracks at Wimbledon underground station. Earlier he'd been stopped by police after being seen driving "erratically" nearby.

Maynard began his county cricket career with Glamorgan before moving to Surrey in 2011. His Father, Matt, had previously coached and captained the Welsh county. Last August, friends and family of Tom rode over 100 miles from Cardiff to the Kia Oval to raise funds for the Tom Maynard Trust.

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