Saturday, 11 April 2015
Contract extension for Tom Poynton
It comes at a good time, a couple of days before the action starts and ensures that the club retains the services of two very high quality wicket-keepers. Whichever way the decision goes, the man who gets the nod will know that he has to maintain focus and level of performance as there is a strong option waiting in the wings.
Harvey Hosein looks like a player with a huge future, but Tom Poynton is a competitor, a man who has come back from the worst of personal circumstances to the verge of a return to first-class cricket. He can be proud of his efforts, as his family will be proud of him.
I wish him well in the coming summer. If Harvey Hosein gets the nod, Tom will push him all the way. If it goes otherwise, then the most vocal Derbyshire wicket-keeper since Karl Krikken's pomp will be back in action.
Your afternoon snooze will never be the same...