Worcestershire: Promoted Division One county announce post-tax profit for 2017
Worcestershire have announced a post-tax profit of £449,426 for their promotion-winning 2017 season.
But the County Championship Division Two champions have only been kept in profit by a £500,000 England and Wales Cricket Board 'income' contribution - for the second year running.
A similar £500,000 ECB payment in 2016 enabled a £428,673 surplus to be shown.
Without both payments, Worcestershire would have reported a £71,327 loss in 2016 and £50,574 in 2017.
Cricket wages increased by £406,842 in 2017, but this was partially offset by a healthy increase in both membership and match income.
Membership brought a 10% rise of £40,235 to £442,458, while reaching the One-Day Cup semi-finals helped gate receipts increase by £147,726 to £458,322.
Worcestershire have also now revealed that the profit of £58,772 they reported in 2015 would, in fact, have been a £181,621 loss, but for a successful miss-selling claim.
He will be joining new head coach Kevin Sharp and his squad when they head off on next week's pre-season trip to Abu Dhabi.