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Tom Maynard: Cardiff funeral for Surrey cricketer

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Published: 4th Jul 2012 06:58:19

The funeral of Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard will take place later in his home city of Cardiff.

The 23-year-old was hit by a London Underground train in Wimbledon on 18 June.

His family say the funeral at Llandaff Cathedral (12:00 BST) and Thornhill crematorium (13:15) is open to all.

An after-service event at nearby Pentyrch RFC is open only to friends, who are also encouraged to bring personal photos for a montage.

The family have requested no flowers at either service, with donations instead to the Professional Cricketers' Association Benevolent Fund (c/o The Laker Stand, Kia Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SS).

His father Matthew - a former England and Glamorgan cricketer - mother Sue and sister Ceri have said they are grateful for the "outpouring" of support.

In a statement, the family have said they received "hundreds" of cards, letters and messages over the last week and that the scale of support had been "of real comfort" to them.

"Over the last few days the idea of setting up a trust fund in memory of Tom has been suggested and this is something that the family is interested in developing," the statement said.

They asked anyone interested in making a donation to send a cheque, made payable to 'The Tom Maynard Trust', c/o Jon Rees, Carston Accountants, Tudor House, 16 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9LJ.

The statement added: "This is an incredibly difficult time for Matthew, Sue, Ceri and other members of the family but they want people to know just how grateful they are for the outpouring of support for their beloved Tom."

An inquest has been opened and adjourned until 24 September.

Coroner Dr Shirley Radcliffe said "extensive investigations" were continuing.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has referred the case to Scotland Yard.

The Metropolitan Police said a man matching his description ran away after a car being driven "erratically" was stopped about 50 minutes earlier.

The IPCC referred it back to the Met because pursuing officers had lost sight of the man.

The death, which is not being treated as suspicious, was announced a day after he played for his county in the t20 game against Kent.

He had previously played for Glamorgan until his father left his role as the club's coach in 2010.

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