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Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff is Tom Maynard Trust patron

Andrew Flintoff
Image caption Andrew Flintoff said he was honoured to represent the Tom Maynard Trust

Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff has become the first patron of the Tom Maynard Trust, which was set up after the death of the young Surrey cricketer.

Flintoff, a former England all-rounder said he was honoured to represent the body, which will help aspiring disadvantaged cricketers.

Cardiff-born Maynard, 23, a former Glamorgan player, was hit by a London Underground train in June.

Last week Flintoff joined a bike ride from Cardiff to London for the trust.

The ride from the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff to the Kia Oval in London raised £30,000.

Image caption Tom Maynard moved from Glamorgan to Surrey in 2011

Flintoff said: "The cycle ride was a great example of people coming together to work for a fantastic cause and I look forward to being able to support Matthew and the trust in many different ways in the future.

"It's a privilege to be involved."

Maynard - the son of former England and Glamorgan player Matthew Maynard - was hit by a tube train in Wimbledon on 18 June.

An inquest was opened and adjourned until 24 September.

More than 1,000 people attended his funeral on July 4 at Llandaff Cathedral.

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