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Derbyshire County Cricket Club Statement

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In response to media speculation around the circumstances of Friday's tragic car accident, the Club has sought permission from the police to confirm that the car involved in the fatal accident was fully insured and being driven with the full permission of the owner; long-term friend of the Poynton family and Chairman of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Chris Grant.

Out of respect for the family, the Club would ask that they are now allowed to focus on supporting Tom and his family through this difficult period following the loss of Keith.

Meanwhile, the coaching staff are helping the squad come to terms with their friend's loss of his dad, whilst also preparing them for the match versus Essex which commences on Sunday.

Chief Executive, Simon Storey, said “We are a close-knit, family Club and we share the good times and the bad times together. Whether it is promotion or relegation on the field or a marriage or birthday off the field, there is something very special about a club like Derbyshire.

"Chris has been close friends with the Poynton family for many years. These tragic recent events will undoubtedly reinforce that friendship.”

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