The 2021 Annual Report has now been published with a detailed Chairman’s Update, Finance Report & Cricket Reports.
Worcestershire CCC will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 23rd March 2022, at 7pm. Members can attend either in person or online via Zoom and can sign up by clicking here
Annual Report Highlights:
2021 presented a far more complex and difficult set of challenges as spectators returned with a seemingly daily changing series of restrictions and changing rules to adhere to. This placed considerable pressure on the Club’s nimble, responsive and resilient staff, who responded brilliantly and deserve thanks, praise and accolades.
In aggregate the pandemic has vastly impacted Worcestershire, impacting revenues by £3.3mn and impacted net profit by circa £1.0mn. Nevertheless Worcestershire reported a pleasing modest profit of £8,477 for the year to 31st December 2021, despite sharply lower government assistance and higher operational costs associated with spectators gradually permitted to return to New Road.
Cricket in the spotlight. Worcestershire will continue to focus, hawk-like, on improving chances for all in our county. WCCC has already substantially increased its bursary scheme to support parents with children in our talent pathways and provide free kit to children. However, there is much more that the game can do to make cricket more accessible.
Worcestershire feels that the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) plan, which the whole game has signed up to, is a welcome and necessary first step to improve inclusion. Given all the hard work over many years, it is pleasing that Worcestershire is already ahead of key ECB targets set for cricket.
Whilst the Club accepts that there is much more to do in terms of EDI, there are amazing, uplifting, authentic actions taken by many counties over many years that need to be shared and emulated. Cricket can be a force for good and can facilitate necessary societal change.
The Chairman is convinced that Worcestershire is a club with all the key levers in place to flourish and thrive and adds that everything done has the sole aim of improving cricket performance.