Re: Tom Maynard
Posted by: johntywyn
Date: 19 June, 2012 11:36
As a Glamorgan supporter over very many years, and remembering how negative Surrey play often deprived Glamorgan of promotions and titles, I have in consequence had little interest in the Club. However when Tom Maynard joined the County under clouded Welsh skies, I began to take an interest in the Surrey team. Surrey opened the door to Tom, and he was developing into an exciting player, probably under the influence of another great, Mark Ramprakash.
I feel so sad that his young life has ended in this way, and what a devastating blow it will be for his parents, family and team mates. I understand that Dad Matthew is coaching in South Africa at the moment, and he must be bitterley saddened that he did not witness his son playing in his finest hour. It is a tribute to Matthews' coaching ability that he was able to produce a class product in his son, and I hope that this tragic accident does not cause him to turn his back on cricket.
Why did it happen ? The truth may never come out, but it is a pity the police were not clever enough to apprehend him when the car came to a stop. In running away he has tried to cross electrified rails and been hit by a silent running train. Memories of Ben Hollioake come back, and sadness will haunt cricket grounds around the world for many years.