Tom Maynard's Funeral Date Is Set

Cricketer's funeral will be in South Wales

The funeral of cricketer Tom Maynard, who died after being hit by a tube train at Wimbledon Park station, takes place on Wednesday (July 4).

The 23-year-old Surrey batsman (right) was pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck by a District Line train at 5am on June 18.

His funeral will take place at 12pm on July 4 at Llandaff Cathedral and Thornhill Crematorium in South Wales.

The former Glamorgan player was born in Cardiff and was the son of former England cricketer, Matthew Maynard.

A spokesman for the Maynard family said: "Matthew, Sue and Ceri would like to reiterate their thanks to everyone for the many hundreds of cards, letters, emails and messages they have received following the tragic death of their son Tom. The level of support has been of real comfort to them."

The funeral will be followed by a gathering at Pentyrch Rugby Club for Tom's family and friends, Surrey, Glamorgan and other current and former cricketers, and cricketing colleagues of both Tom and Matthew.

The spokesman added: "This continues to be an incredibly difficult time for Matthew, Sue, Ceri and other members of the family, but they would again like people to know just how grateful they are for the many kind comments and tributes being paid to their beloved Tom."

July 2, 2012