The first grants from the Tom Maynard Trust were presented at the Kia Oval last night – with awards handed out to players from both Surrey and Glamorgan – as well as the PCA Benevolent Fund.
Grants were given to Surrey fast bowlers Matthew Dunn and George Edwards, enabling the pair to pursue coaching and playing options this winter that would otherwise have been unavailable to them.
As the pair were in action for the Surrey Second XI at Lady Bay in Nottingham, Team Director Chris Adams received them on their behalf.
There was also a cheque given to Glamorgan batsman David Lloyd and a £2,000 donation made to the Professional Cricketers Association (PCA) Benevolent Fund.
The cheques were handed over by Tom’s father Matthew Maynard – a trustee of the charity – just after he had arrived at the Kia Oval having led a peloton of cyclists 178 miles from Cardiff to London over the previous two days.
The grants given were the first handed out by the Trust, which – thanks to the generosity of cricket supporters from around the world – has already raised well over £20,000.