In addition to the Big Bike Ride, which is a joint initiative between the Tom Maynard Trust and the Professional Cricketers’ Association taking place on 18th-22nd October, and for which further information can be found here, there are two other prominent events coming up in the next couple of months:
On 13th September, a special cricket match will take place in Cardiff between a Matthew Maynard Invitation XI and St Fagans Cricket Club, the local club at which both Matthew and Tom Maynard played the majority of their club cricket. More information can be found by clicking here.
At the end of September Adam Shantry, a former Glamorgan team mate of Tom’s when Matthew was coaching them, will be swimming the English Channel along with former Warwickshire seam bowler Tom Mees.
The first fundraising event for the Tom Maynard Trust was a bike ride from the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff to the Kia Oval in London last summer. The peloton arrived just before the Tom Maynard Memorial Match between Surrey and the Welsh Dragons which took place on Tuesday August 21st.
Sponsored by Brewin Dolphin, the peloton tackling the trek included Tom’s father Matthew, riders from both Surrey CCC and Glamorgan CCC, friends of the Maynard family – including former England all-rounder and Trust Patron, Andrew Flintoff – and representatives of the Professional Cricketers’ Association.
The Surrey riders included club Chairman Richard Thompson, who is also a trustee of the Trust, and the Chief Executive, Richard Gould. In all, the riders raised over £30,000 for the Trust.