Homegrown wicketkeeper Tom Poynton has signed a new three year contract with Derbyshire.
The 22-year old featured in all but two matches during the recent LV= County Championship Division Two title success, registering two fifties and a maiden first-class century in his inaugural full season of first team cricket, as well as completing 43 dismissals behind the stumps.
Poynton, who forms a trio of former Repton School students in the current first team alongside Ross Whiteley and Paul Borrington, said: "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 said: "To be thrown straight into the 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."
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