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Cricket Scotland has announced a pre-tax surplus of £57,481 in the year to December 2008, compared to £40,121 in the previous year.
The most striking difference in the latest accounting period was the significant increase in the funds spent on the development and training of young cricketers. In 2008, this amounted to £531,058, an increase of 121,865 (30%) on the 2007 figure.
"This reflects the high priority we have placed on preparing the next generations of Scottish cricketers," said Roddy Smith, chief executive of Cricket Scotland. "We now have a total of 16 people working on community development programmes."
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Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.