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Tom Maynard Trust

Tom Maynard June 2010

We are delighted to honour Tom and the marvellous work currently being undertaken in his name through the Tom Maynard Trust by sporting the logo on all club shirts during the coming season. For more information on the trust, please visit www.tommaynardtrust.com

Tom Maynard – St Fagans, Glamorgan, Surrey and England Lions

Tom was born in Cardiff on March 25th 1989, a son to England, Glamorgan and Stags cricketer Matthew Maynard and his wife Sue. He grew up in Wales, attending Whitchurch High School in Cardiff alongside fellow alumni Gareth Bale and Sam Warburton.

His cricketing ability was very clear from an early age (he joined St Fagans at the tender age of 6) and Tom rose rapidly through the Glamorgan age group  system, playing for the U17s aged 15, representing the Welsh Minor Counties side aged sixteen and making his full debut in 2007 against Gloucestershire,  hitting 71 from 75 balls in a match in the Friends Provident Trophy.

After making his first-class and T20 debuts later that year, Tom continued to grow as a player, making some memorable contributions with the bat and  further establishing his reputation as one of the brightest young talents in the game.

He joined Surrey in early 2011, immediately becoming an immensely popular member of the dressing room and quickly establishing himself in the Surrey side  for all three formats of the game.

With his natural skill combined with an intense work ethic and his ability to pick things up quickly, Tom impressed throughout his first season at Surrey,  scoring an emotional maiden first-class century when the club played Glamorgan in Cardiff.

He also became the club’s leading T20 run scorer and frequently demonstrated his enjoyment of taking on responsibility, none less than when he guided the club to the Clydesdale Bank 40 final as he hit a memorable 60 from just 33 balls in the semi-final against Sussex.

On top of his performances with the bat, Tom was an outstanding fielder and fantastic team player, contributing across the board at all times.

He ended the season on a high, scoring a vital century in Surrey’s victory over Derbyshire that clinched promotion back to Division One and then left for Bangladesh after deservedly securing a place on the England Lions winter tour to Bangladesh.

Already in 2012 Tom had scored a crucial century against Worcestershire and currently sits in second place in the club’s first-class averages for the season.

Away from the field he was a hugely popular figure, held in very high regard by players, office staff and everybody involved with the club.

(Source – www.tommaynardtrust.com)

The Tom Maynard Trust

The Tom Maynard Trust was set up in the summer of 2012 following Tom’s tragic death.  Its initial objects were to try to provide low level financial support for young cricketers making their way in the game.  Over the period in which the Trust has been operating, though, this has expanded and our work is now focused on four key areas:

  • Grants

We support applications from young aspiring sports people looking for support with different aspects of their career development, including bursaries, help with training and some aspects of their education, financial support for overseas placements and assistance with kit and equipment.

  • Education and Awareness

We work with other agencies, including the Professional Cricketers’ Association in England and Wales and the Rugby Players’ Association in England, to provide support for raising awareness of some of the pitfalls of a career in sport, helping with education and induction programmes for sportspeople making their way in sport.

  • Tom Maynard Academy

We have set up an Academy in Tom’s name at the Desert Springs complex in Southern Spain, where up to 14 emerging county cricket professionals will benefit from specialist technical and conditioning work, overseen by Tom’s father Matthew, and supported by high profile names in the world of cricket.  The first intake will spend ten days in Spain in February 2014.

  • Millfield School Scholarship

In partnership with a small but committed group of Tom’s schoolfriends, we support fundraising towards the establishment of a Tom Maynard Scholarship at one of his old alma maters, Millfield School.  This involves direct fundraising for pre-identified projects and functions with the blessing of the Trustees.

Tom Maynard Trust Days – St Fagans CC

Since the tragic event of 2012 the Club has held two days in memory of Tom and in support of the Trust. These two events have helped raised thousands of pounds and have been superbly attended by the cricketing community. We will continue to remember Tom and all the great things that he stood for.

Tom’s piece for the St Fagans 150th year celebrations in 2012

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