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.
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.
A former team-mate of cricketer Tom Maynard has said he hopes today's inquest will bring "a final bit of closure".
"It almost makes cricket secondary to everything else which is going on."
"It's a cloud that has been hanging over," he added.
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.
A group of cyclists, riding in memory of Welsh cricketer Tom Maynard, have arrived at the Oval cricket ground in London this afternoon, after a 150-mile journey from Cardiff.
They set off from the SWALEC Stadium, home of Tom's former club Glamorgan, yesterday. Their arrival at the Oval, home of his last club, Surrey, precedes a Clydesdale Bank 40 match between the two counties this afternoon.
The proceeds from the match, as well as the ride, will go towards the Tom Maynard Trust. He was 23, when he died after going onto a London underground line in June. An inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned.
Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff tells David Wood why he's getting involved in the 160-mile bike ride to raise money for the Tom Maynard Trust.
"What happened with Tom rocked everyone within the cricket world" he says.
"This is such a fantastic cause. I just wanted to show my support for Matthew and the Maynard family."
"The Trust has been set up raising money to help kids - lads, girls - get involved with cricket, whether it's buying kit, or going on tours or giving bursaries".
"The one thing that's going to be spurring everyone on is that we're doing it in Tom's memory and that we're doing it for the Trust."
29 cyclists including Andrew Flintoff heading off from SWALEC Stadium for 160 mile ride for Tom Maynard charity
Having followed them for a while they're averaging about 15 mph (therefore so am I). Only to overtake them and film them passing me again.
Cricketers including Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff will cycle from Cardiff to London starting today to raise money for the Tom Maynard Trust.Read the full story ›