Saturday, 11 April 2015

Contract extension for Tom Poynton

More pleasing contractual news from the 3aaa County Ground today, as Tom Poynton signed an extension that keeps him at the club until the end of 2016.

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...

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