Matthew Mott says Tom Maynard memorial match will be emotional
Glamorgan coach Matthew Mott says there will be a lot of emotion surrounding the Clydesdale Bank 40 match against Surrey at the Oval on Tuesday.
The game coincides with the launch of the Tom Maynard Trust in memory of the ex-Glamorgan and Surrey player who died in June.
"It will be an incredibly emotional day and both teams are looking forward to honouring his memory," said Mott.
"Both sides have been deeply affected by it."
Maynard, 23, had transferred to Surrey in 2011 after starting out at Glamorgan as a treenager.
Ahead of the match a number of riders, including Tom's father Matthew and former England all rounder Andrew Flintoff, are due to arrive at the ground following a 150-mile cycle ride from Cardiff's Swalec Stadium, raising money for the Trust.
"Hopefully some positive things come out of this," added Mott, Glamorgan's elite performance director.
"Already the Tom Maynard Trust has been set up, the guys have done all the work on the bike ride. [It's] tremendous the way that everyone has got in and developed this community spirit over this tragic event."
But Mott admitted that there was still a cricket match to be played which both sides will want to win despite the emotion surrounding the occasion.
"It is professional sport. It's a tough thing sometimes if you have got to park that emotion when you go out in the middle," said the Australian.
"It is the heat of battle and both sides will be desperate to win. We talk about having plenty to play for the rest of the year because we haven't had the season we would have liked and every win we are going to savour.
"He was much loved by both teams so whoever comes out will get a special piece of joy."
Maynard, who died after being hit by a London Underground train in Wimbledon, played in the corresponding CB 40 game when Surrey beat Glamorgan in Cardiff on 2 June.
Glamorgan welcome back James Harris from England Lions duty for the Surrey clash, while young batsman David Lloyd is also included in a 13 man squad.
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