Derbyshire wicketkeeper Tom Poynton rewarded with three-year deal
Last Updated: October 5, 2012 8:57am
Tom Poynton: New three-year deal with Derbyshire
Derbyshire wicketkeeper Tom Poynton has signed a new three-year contract with his hometown club.
The 22-year-old played an integral part in the Falcons' Championship-winning season in 2012, featuring in all-but two matches and completing 43 dismissals behind the stumps.
Speaking on his new deal, Poynton, who forms a trio of former Repton School students in the current first team squad alongside Ross Whiteley and Paul Borrington, told the club's official website: "Derbyshire is the county I've represented since I was 11 throughout the age groups and committing to another three years on the staff is exactly what I wanted.
"What we achieved last season is something we're all proud of and - with the average age of the squad so young - we have serious ambitions to build on that success over the next few years.
"The camaraderie at the club is incredible and I'm delighted to stay a part of it for at least another three years."
Head coach Karl Krikken added: "To be thrown straight into first team wicketkeeping duties with limited first-class experience was a tough ask, but Tom has developed fantastically this summer.
"He's a home grown cricketer that we've backed to succeed and he's coming good for us by developing into an established first-class player."