Thomas Poynton

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Tom Poynton
Personal information
Full nameThomas Poynton
Born (1989-11-25) 25 November 1989 (age 29)
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
Role Wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
2007–2016 Derbyshire (squad no. 23)
FC debut8 July 2007 Derbyshire v  Middlesex
Last FC 26 June 2016 Derbyshire v  Kent
LA debut16 July 2007 Derbyshire v  Glamorgan
Last LA 12 June 2016 Derbyshire v  Yorkshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Runs scored1,155173275
Batting average 18.6211.5315.27
Top score1064037*
Balls bowled48
Wickets 2
Bowling average 48.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match0n/an/a
Best bowling2/96
Catches/stumpings 107/1018/517/11
Source: CricketArchive, 18 July 2016

Thomas Poynton (born 25 November 1989) is an English former cricketer who played for Derbyshire. He is a right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper.

Cricket Team sport played with bats and balls

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club English domestic cricket team

Derbyshire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Derbyshire. Its limited overs team is called the Derbyshire Falcons in reference to the famous peregrine falcon which nests on the Derby Cathedral. Founded in 1870, the club held first-class status from its first match in 1871 until 1887. Because of poor performances and lack of fixtures in some seasons, Derbyshire then lost its status for seven seasons until it was invited into the County Championship in 1895. Derbyshire is also classified as a List A team since the beginning of limited overs cricket in 1963; and classified as a senior Twenty20 team since 2003. In recent years the club has enjoyed record attendances with over 24,000 people watching their home Twenty20 fixtures in 2017 – a record for a single campaign. The local derby versus Yorkshire at Chesterfield now regularly sells out in advance.

Poynton made his County Championship debut in July 2007, against Middlesex, having represented the team three times during the 2006 Second XI Championship season. Poynton made two appearances in the Twenty20 Cup and six appearances in the Pro40 competition. Poynton has also made six appearances for the England U19s, playing against South Africa and Bangladesh.

Middlesex County Cricket Club English Cricket Club

Middlesex County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Middlesex which has effectively been subsumed within the ceremonial county of Greater London. The club was founded in 1864 but teams representing the county have played top-class cricket since the early 18th century and the club has always held first-class status. Middlesex have competed in the County Championship since the official start of the competition in 1890 and have played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England.

In 2014, Poynton was involved in a car crash in which his father was killed and he sustained an injury to his ankle. [1] The injury forced Poynton to retire from cricket in July 2016. [2]

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  1. "Poynton father killed in crash; Tom injured". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  2. "Poynton retires due to car crash injury". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.