Poynton injured in car crash; father dies

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Poynton has been released from hospital and is recovering at home with his family

Derbyshire wicketkeeper Tom Poynton has been injured in a devastating car crash that claimed the life of his father, Keith.

Poynton was taken to hospital on Friday with a suspected fractured collarbone and other injuries which were classed as serious, but not life-threatening,

He was released on Monday.

As a result of the crash, both Derbyshire and Leicestershire have agreed to postpone their Championship fixture at Grace Road.

Derbyshire chief executive, Simon Storey, said: “We are a small close knit group here at Derbyshire and Tom’s dad was well-known to our players and coaching staff.

“We are still trying to come to terms with the devastating news and at the moment our concerns are solely with Tom and his family at this difficult time.

“We are deeply indebted to the chairman, chief executive and director of cricket at Leicestershire CCC, who have supported the decision to postpone the game. I am very sorry to everyone who was looking forward to the opening fixture.”

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