Financial boost for Derbyshire
Derbyshire have announced a profit of £23,310 for 2012 - the newly-promoted county's sixth surplus in seven years.
Karl Krikken’s side enjoyed a wonderful campaign on the field last time out, winning Division Two of the LV= County Championship.
And it appears the good times extend to off the pitch too given this news, which comes despite much of last summer falling foul of bad weather.
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."
Chairman Chris Grant added: “It has been a momentous year for Derbyshire 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.
“Success on the field is our ultimate priority but that is dependent on continued success, growth and ambition behind the scenes.”