Yorkshire CCC ‘more confident’ about financial future

YORKSHIRE County Cricket Club will inform its members at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 24 March that it has generated turnover of £5.4m and a post-tax deficit of £460k.

These results are in line with expectation and are significantly improved over 2010, where a £1.8m deficit was reported.

Although the club is disappointed to be reporting a second consecutive loss, the results are consistent with forecast and reflect the club not staging a Test Match in 2011.

Attendances last year were hugely encouraging, with more than 12,000 people attending the FL T20 match against Lancashire, and a sell-out for the One Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka.

The club will look to build on attendance figures with a host of offers and activities being staged to build interest in 2012.

All Headingley-based Clydesdale Bank 40 over matches in 2012 are being held on Sundays so the club will be promoting these games as a great family day out.

2012 is expected to be a better year for the blub financially with the return of a full international match schedule.

Advance ticket sales for both the England v South Africa Test Match (2-6 August) and the England v West Indies ODI (22 June) are higher than hoped for at this stage and with international cricket guaranteed at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground until 2019, the club is now far more confident about its financial future.