Cricket

Maynard killed fleeing cops

2012-06-19 10:24
Tom Maynard's girlfriend Carly Baker (File)
London - The girlfriend of tragic Surrey county cricketer Tom Maynard has spoken of her grief after her 'special man' was killed on a Tube track while fleeing police.

According to the Mail Online website, writing on Twitter, underwear model Carly Baker, said: 'You're the most special man I have ever met. You made me the happiest girl. I love you always X.'

The 25-year-old,from Wimbledon, south west London, near where her boyfriend died, added: 'We will always be together. I love you Tom X.

'My beautiful boyfriend Tom Maynard, I can't cope with this. I love you always and forever. You mean't everything to me.'

Maynard, 23, who had been widely tipped as a future England star, died on tracks near Wimbledon Park station on the London Underground's District Line train.

Police believe the Surrey batsman stepped on a high-voltage rail before being struck by the first Tube train of the day in Wimbledon.

The train driver is understood to have spotted a 'motionless' body lying on the line but was unable to pull on the brakes in time.

Maynard, who was the son of former England and Glamorgan batsman and current Titans coach Matthew, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Earlier, police officers had tried to pull over a black Mercedes, which they said was being driven 'erratically'.

But as they approached the driver, Maynard, who had played for his county just 14 hours before, jumped out of the car and fled into the night.

Last week Maynard was disciplined by Surrey for being out late during a championship match against Sussex, but he returned to their side for the Twenty20 game at Beckenham against Kent on Sunday.

Tributes have poured in for Maynard from former England internationals, Surrey team-mates and opponents.

Andrew Flintoff: 'Tragic news that a great lad, Tom Maynard is no longer with us. All my thoughts are with his family at this awful time x x'

Michael Vaughan: 'Someone with so much talent and so much to look forward too...Why is life so cruel sometimes...?'

Adam Hollioake, former Surrey captain who lost brother Adam in a car accident 10 years ago: 'I'm totally numb...brings back terrible memories....Im feeling so sad for Matthew right now :-('

Jason Roy, Surrey colleague: 'Cant believe im writing this. R.I.P Tom Maynard, one of my best friends.You will always be in my heart and will miss you so so much.'

Jonny Bairstow, England batsman: 'Tragic news about Tom Maynard! Great bloke and serious player! Thoughts are with all his family and friends. £RIP'

Dimi Mascarenhas, Hampshire all-rounder: 'My thoughts and prayers go out to Matt Maynard family and friends at this horrendous time.. Tom will be missed by many.. Sad sad time..'

Graham Onions, England bowler: 'Words can't describe how sad I am hearing the news about Tom Maynard, my thoughts are with his family and friends £RIPTom'

Stuart Broad, England all-rounder: 'Absolutely gutted this morning to hear the news about Tom Maynard. A lovely guy and great talent. #RIPTom'

Alec Stewart, retired England batsman: 'We've sadly lost a lovely lad who had the talent to be something very special. My thoughts go out to the Maynard Family. RIP Tom

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