Surrey batsman Tom Maynard reckons the mixture of youth and experience at the Kia Oval was a draw he couldn't resist after penning a three-year deal with the club.

The 21-year-old made the switch from Glamorgan this week after playing 93 first team games for the Dragons, hitting two one day centuries and number of match winning innings.

Maynard joins the likes of skipper Rory Hamilton-Brown, Jason Roy, Tom Lancefield, Arun Harinath, Gary Wilson, Matthew Spriegel, Steven Davies, Rory Burns and Zafar Ansari in a youthful looking batting department for next season.

Cricket manager Chris Adams has underpinned that pool of talen with experience in the form of seasoned pros Michael Brown, Mark Ramprakash and Zander de Bruyn.

“I’m looking forward to playing with some highly regarded young talent as well as soaking up as much as I can from the richly experienced and successful coaching staff," said Maynard.

And Adams, mindful of the runs Maynard scored against his men last summer, was delighted to get his man.

"He has been attracted here by a number of factors, but most of all he had a sense of wanting to be at Surrey through what will be a very exciting time here," he added.

“We were painfully on the receiving end of what he is capable of last season and although this was not a signing we had planned for, it was an opportunity that was too good not to take.

"I am delighted that Tom is adding further depth to what is looking like a very strong squad.”