I'd seen him play a few times on TV for Surrey in T20 and 40 over cricket, and he seemed like a player with potential. Such a shame. Police treating it as non-suspicious so I guess we'll draw our own conclusions. Condolences to all involved. Must be especially hard for people involved with Surrey who not all that long ago lost Ben Hollioake in tragic circumstances and now thisNot a big cricket fan, dont know much about Tom Maynard, but my thoughts go out to his family, his friends, Surrey CCC and of course anyone on LU who was involved...
Seems like Maynard was being billed as the next big thing in English Cricket, well whatever has happened I hope he can RIP
R.I.P TOM MAYNARD
Kent beat Surrey.I have a feeling that alcohol may have played a role in this tragedy. Surrey had beaten Kent earlier in the day so one assumes that they went out to celebrate the victory.
However, what ever the cause this is still a real shock and an absolute tragedy for all involved and English cricket at large.
I apologise if I have come across as being insensitive there, I know and fully understand what his family and friends are going through, I am just going by media reports and what I have read on the internet, what happened is tragic and a damn shame that a talented kid never got to show the world his full potential and nobody deserves to go like that.Have some consideration for the deceased, his family and friends.
All supposition. And really not helpful. Let's just let the investigating authorities do their job.
You have answered your own question:I fail to understand why it is that he should be treated so differently to everyone else.
Like it or not, this person was in the public eye. Why do you get annoyed because people are upset at his passing? If it was someone known personally to you, but not to the rest of us, would you refrain from commenting then?We may have heard of Tom and be aware of his achievements
I think the last 2 posters have made a good point to be honest, just because Tom Maynard is a well known cricketer, why should we go into a state of seemingly national mourning, and the fact that if it was plain ol' me and you off the street it wouldn't get anywhere near the coverage and we would probably end up being looked down upon without knowing the circumstances...Thankyou O L Leigh!! You have just saved me the time and effort of writing pretty much what you have.
I don't see how it makes things any different that he played a bit of cricket and was publicised in the press. If there had been a fatality under these exact circumstances with a mere peasant not worthy of press attention, the reaction of people would be so much different.
It is sad that he's died in this way, in the exact same way when anyone dies in this way. However, having said that, I find it strange how he runs away from the police when they need to speak to him after he's been driving erratically. Be interesting to see the official line on that and to see if actually, he was putting other peoples lives at risk beforehand anyway.
I am always constantly amazed at the British public's views on people that play sport as heroes. Just something to think about, when a youngster gets hit by a train and killed (just an average youngster) and the views from people are much less sympathetic than they are for this Tom Maynard bloke, just remember you have absolutely no idea on the course of his/her life or the achievements of their life as they are not reported on in the nations press. They too could have achieved great things such as in this scenario making it just as big a loss. All things said and done, it's always sad to hear of someone dieing in these circumstances so thoughts to Tom Maynard and family, aswell as the railstaff involved in this tragic incident.