Full Name: Thomas James Poynton
Born: November 25, 1989, Burton-on-Trent
Other Teams: England U19
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Derbyshire placed faith in academy product Poynton by making him first-choice wicketkeeper following the retirement of Luke Sutton in 2011. The youngster duly grasped the opportunity and demonstrated continued improvement with the bat throughout 2012. This was illustrated by a record-breaking ninth-wicket partnership of 261 with skipper Wayne Madsen against Northamptonshire that saw Poynton compile his maiden first-class hundred. However, the permanent arrival of Richard Johnson, who impressed during a loan spell while Poynton was injured, ensured there would be greater competition...