The late Tom Maynard was honoured last night with a posthumous County Cap – presented by Surrey Chairman Richard Thompson to his father Matthew.
The presentation took place at the start of the Tom Maynard Memorial Match at the Kia Oval last night, which also saw the Surrey players wear Maynard’s former number of 55 and Glamorgan all wear 33, his number when playing in Wales.
Other tributes at the match included a minute’s applause at the beginning of the game and a tribute video played on the Kia Oval replay screen. This can also be viewed directly below this article.
Speaking today, Richard Thompson said: “The posthumous award of a county cap to Tom is in special recognition of his contribution in a very short time to the resurgence in the club fortunes since his arrival in 2011 to his death earlier this year.
“His incredible century in the final game of the last season, being selected for the England Lions squad and his position at the top of our batting averages in the County Championship and CB40 when his tragically lost his life underline his contribution and tremendous promise; sadly a promise we have all be robbed of seeing fulfilled.”
Also before the game, Matthew Maynard made the first grant from the Tom Maynard Trust – presenting cheques to Chris Adams (on behalf of Matt Dunn and George Edwards), Glamorgan batsman David Lloyd and the PCA Benevolent Fund. Click here for more information on this.