Somerset announce club record £409,000 profit

Somerset have announced a club record £409,000 operating profit for the year ending September 2012.

The figure represents a marginal increase on the £408,000 operating profit achieved in 2011.

The latest accounts include income generated by last year's successful Champions League campaign and this year's Elton John concert.

Brian Rose's side finished as runners-up in the County Championship and reached the semi-finals of the FL t20.

Chairman Andy Nash told the club's official website:  "Strong finances are the bedrock of being able to deliver cricketing success.

"It is a credit to our general committee, management and staff that our long-term vision remains on track, despite tough challenges being posed by the difficult economic conditions and the wettest summer in a century."