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Tom Poynton

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Full Name: Thomas James Poynton
Born: November 25 1989 , Burton-on-Trent
County: Derbyshire
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 to d...

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