Financial boost for Somerset
Somerset have once again announced extremely impressive financial figures, revealing a record profit of £409,000 up to September 2012.
That total represents a marginal improvement on last year - something that is all the more impressive given how much cricket was ruined by inclement weather last season.
Chief executive Guy Lavender said: “This has been a very tough year and while we have seen some weather-related reductions in match receipts, we have been able to drive the club's business forward in a number of different areas.
“It is of credit to both our playing and non-playing staff who have worked hard to make sure that we have thrived again this year.”
Chairman Andy Nash is not content with Somerset’s outstanding financial efforts and has already set his sights on further success - on and off the field.
He added: “Our twin ambitions are to win the County Championship and to bring one-day international cricket to the County Ground.
“We are well placed to begin preparatory work on the next phase of ground development and having consolidated and strengthened our cricketing squad for next season, we are in good shape for the 2013 campaign.”