Very sad news breaking this afternoon regarding the death yesterday evening of Keith Poynton, father of Derbyshire wicket-keeper Tom, in a motor accident. Tom himself was seriously injured in the same accident and has been detained in hospital with a suspected fracture and associated injuries.
It is devastating news for the immediate family and for the close-knit club, an extended one. I had the pleasure of the company of Keith and his wife Sheena on several occasions and their pride in Tom's success was obvious and a delight to see.
There are no suitable words at a time like this and it is only right and proper that tomorrow's game against Leicestershire has been cancelled after consultation between both clubs and the ECB.
My sympathy and I'm sure that of every other Derbyshire fan goes to the family at this difficult and tragic time.