County news February 1, 2012

Worcestershire announce 2011 profit

ESPNcricinfo staff

Worcestershire have announced a pre-tax profit of more than £200,000 for 2011. The county, that secured Division One status despite losing their opening six games of the County Championship, also reported increased ticket and membership sales.

Although revenue for the accounts up to September 30, 2011 was marginally down at £2.89m, due to a slight drop in ECB funding, the surplus after tax was £186,656 - up from £103,627 in 2010.

"Having gained promotion to the first division of the County Championship for 2011, retaining this status for 2012 was a key target and to have managed this with a young and developing squad is a major achievement," Worcestershire chief executive David Leatherdale said.

"The support from members and spectators continues to be strong which has seen a growth in revenue from both membership and ticket sales, as well as an increase in physical numbers attending matches, and is no doubt a reflection on the loyal and growing support the club has."