Poynton to make four-day return

Saturday 6th June 2015
Written by Danny Painter

Tom Poynton will make his first LV= County Championship appearance of the season after being named in Graeme Welch’s 12-man squad to face Kent at Canterbury, starting on Sunday.

The 25-year-old wicketkeeper is set to feature in a four-day game for the first time since 2013 after missing the whole of last year’s campaign through injury.

Wes Durston also returns to the four-day squad along with Wayne White, with Matt Critchley and Ben Cotton making way as Graeme Welch makes three changes from the squad that drew with Gloucestershire last time out.

Club Captain Wayne Madsen and Alex Hughes both remain sidelined with finger injuries, with Jonathan Clare making progress in his comeback bid after featuring for the Second XI this week.

DERBYSHIRE squad in full to play Kent:

1. Billy Godleman
26. Ben Slater
22. Chesney Hughes
5. Tillakaratne Dilshan
3. Wes Durston
10. Scott Elstone
57. Shiv Thakor
23. Tom Poynton
11. Wayne White
28. Tony Palladino
15. Tom Taylor
4. Mark Footitt

Kent are relying on homegrown talent this season, after deciding against signing an overseas player for the 2015 season.

It has been a mixed start with just one win and three losses from their first six LV= County Championship fixtures leaving them in eighth place.

Club Captain and former England batsman Robert Key had dropped himself from the four-day side earlier in the season, but returned against Surrey last time out, with vice-captain Sam Northeast skippering the side during the game.

Wicketkeeper Sam Billings, meanwhile, has recently been included in England’s ODI squad, while the spin options of Adam Riley and James Tredwell have the potential to cause problems for any team in Division Two.

KENT squad to face Derbyshire:

23. Daniel Bell-Drummond
6. Joe Denly
4. Rob Key
17. Sam Northeast
30. Fabian Cowdrey
3. Darren Stevens
7. Ryan Davies
25. Calum Haggett
26. Matt Coles
33. Adam Riley
5. Ivan Thomas

  • Derbyshire bowled Kent out for just 25 in the first innings of a three-day match way back in July 1874, the joint-second lowest total ever scored against Derbyshire.
    • Derbyshire had previously been bowled out for 97 before William Mycroft (5-8) and Joseph Flint (4-17) dismantled the Kent batting lineup in 23 overs.
    • Derbyshire were then skittled for 36 but Kent were all out for 75 in an astonishing 78 overs second time around, to gift Derbyshire an incredible 33-run victory.
    • Only 233 runs were scored throughout the match but it lasted for a total of 203 overs.

You can follow live updates on Twitter (@DerbyshireCCC) by using the #KENvDER hashtag, plus regular updates will be available on Facebook throughout the day.

Supporters can also listen to live ball-by-ball commentary with BBC Radio Derby online.

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