Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Chairman Peter Wright has announced a record surplus of £542,210 for the year to 30 September 2011.
Strong ticket sales for international matches coupled with a significant increase in Friends Life t20 attendances and a rise in membership numbers contributed to the financial results.
“Last year presented a number of challenges, not least a round of bidding for major matches, and delivering a record surplus against that backdrop reflects tremendously well on the people and the systems that we have in place at Trent Bridge,” said Peter.
“International cricket is vital to our financial prosperity and having a guaranteed supply of matches to 2016 will allow us to continue to invest in our team and our venue." Peter Wright
“We will present a detailed analysis of our financial position, playing prospects and off-field plans to our members at the AGM in February.”
Trent Bridge won the right to host Ashes Tests in 2013 and 2015 on top of a prestigious India Test in 2014 and One Day Internationals against New Zealand (2013 and 2015), Sri Lanka (2016) and Pakistan (2016) and will host three international matches this year.
“International cricket is vital to our financial prosperity and having a guaranteed supply of matches to 2016 will allow us to continue to invest in our team and our venue,” said Peter.
“We’re very proud of what we have achieved but a lot of hard work remains and it is very important that our members and cricket supporters in general continue to attend matches at Trent Bridge.”
Nottinghamshire were the most profitable county club in 2010 with a pre-tax surplus of £189,370.