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Poynton ruled out for the season

Derbyshire wicketkeeper Tom Poynton is to miss the rest of the season due to the injuries he suffered in a car crash which killed his father.

Poynton will need longer than first anticipated to recover from the leg injuries sustained on April 4, and Derbyshire drafted in Yorkshire's Dan Hodgson to keep wicket in their most recent LV= County Championship match.

Coach Graeme Welch said: "We are all bitterly disappointed for Tom. He'll get the best possible support from our medical team during his rehab and will remain very much a part of the group.

"It's a setback for the lad, but he's a resilient character and a strong professional.

"He'll throw himself into rehab and come back fitter, stronger and more determined than before."