Scarborough Cricket Club nets top profits

Day 2 action from the start of play, England Lions v Sri Lanka A, at North Marine Road.   Picture by Andrew Higgins  113128a    03/08/11
Day 2 action from the start of play, England Lions v Sri Lanka A, at North Marine Road. Picture by Andrew Higgins 113128a 03/08/11
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SCARBOROUGH Cricket Club have announced positive financial figures to round-off a superb year on and off the field.

The North Marine Road club have accrued an operating surplus of £9,720 for 2011, up from just £1,808 in 2010.

This surge has mainly come from a sharp rise in subscriptions and commercial income, as well as an increase in ground admissions and scorecard sales.

This, coupled with a saving of £17,445 in administration and marketing expenses, leaves the club in a superb position heading into the 2012 campaign.

Club Chairman Bill Mustoe said: “Producing a surplus at a time when many county clubs, including Yorkshire, have recorded losses is no mean feat and is down to the dedicated team of employees and committee at the club.”

The club oversaw massive changes to the facilities at their North Marine Road HQ in 2011, improving the spectator experience as well as renovating the pavilion.

Mustoe added: “The main theme in 2011 has been change.

“We have seen more positive change in the last 12 months than over the last 12 decades.

“The ground and spectator facilities are now regarded as some of the best in the country.

“That’s an accolade for the club and the town.

“The five-star pavilion is now one of the best places to hold functions and meetings in the town.”