Cricket club records a profit

Derbyshire County Cricket Club has recorded a profit of £23,310 for 2012, the club’s sixth surplus in seven years.

The latest profit comes despite an unprecedented wet summer which saw key fixtures such as the Friends Life t20 contest against Nottinghamshire Outlaws decimated by rain.

The announcement comes at a pivotal moment in the Club’s 142-year history as members vote on a new model of governance; an integral strand of the recently announced six point strategy for the sustainability and financial security of the Club.

Chief executive Simon Storey said: “After a very challenging summer for English cricket, in which we were competing with both the weather and sporting spectacles such as the London Olympics and Euro 2012, our financial results for the year are very pleasing indeed.

“The profit is testament to the hard work of everyone involved and it caps a special year for the county both on and off the field.”

Chairman Chris Grant added: “It has been a momentous year for Derbyshire County Cricket Club and - given the economic climate - posting a profit for the second successive year is an excellent achievement.

“Even more importantly we are embarking upon an exciting period both on and off the field with no debt and on a sound financial footing.

“We are thankful for the support of our members, supporters, sponsors and conference customers for their loyal support. Success on the field is our ultimate priority but that is dependent on continued success, growth and ambition behind the scenes.”