Worcestershire County Cricket Club has today announced a profit after interest of £211,893 for the year ending 30th September 2011.
Chief Executive, David Leatherdale commented, "having gained promotion to the 1st division of the LV= County Championship in 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."
"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."
"The recent announcement with regards the potential new hotel and additional conference facilities for the Club, combined with the already successful Graeme Hick Pavilion, will continue to develop the Club as a 365 day a year sporting and conference venue, which in these uncertain economic times, is key to our sustainability as one of only 18 First Class County Clubs."
"It is encouraging to see in excess of 150 new members have already joined for the 2012 season, which gets underway on the 5th April against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge and at New Road against the same opponents on the 26th April."
"I am sure 2012 will be another challenging year but we hope to continue the progress made during 2011, both on and off the pitch, and look forward to another exciting summer ahead."