News has come through in the last couple of hours regarding the death of Tom Maynard, the 23 year old Surrey, Glamorgan and no doubt future England batsman. Stunned and shocked are the words that describe how I am feeling quite at this very moment.
We are not prepared to comment on what has happened until any hard facts emerge, as the usual rumour mill is circulating at present. All we know for certain, is that an extremely talented cricketer, and a fine person from a good family has been taken from us.
Having interviewed Tom a couple of months ago, and his father Matt, a matter of weeks ago, our thoughts and sympathies from all here at The Middle Stump, are with the Maynard family. May Tom rest in peace.