Accrington Cricket Club

Crisis at Accrington Cricket Club

Tuesday May 22nd 2007
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Accrington Cricket Club officials have called a crisis meeting to thrash out the future of the club.

Speaking on behalf of the Trustees, Accrington President Peter Barratt revealed in a letter to Club Members that the club may be forced to go into liquidation at the end of June due to an expected shortfall in revenue of £10,000.

The Trustees of the club have urged all members to attend an Extraordinary General Meeting at the club on Monday 4th June beginning at 7.45pm in an effort to resolve the club's current financial plight.

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Mr Barratt and The Trustees state in the letter that the current Committee need extra help and guidance, particularly from people with professional skills, to help get the club functioning properly.

In recent years, the club has been plagued with vandalism to the outbuildings. In 2003 the historic scorebox was burned down and eventually replaced by an electronic one.

The clubhouse underwent an extensive refurbishment 18 months ago, but inspite of the improvements, the Social Club has not been able to support the Cricket Section. Repayments on the Brewery loan have added to the club's financial burden.

The last two years has seen the club lose almost £15,000 in total with no cash reserves to fall back on.

The club has also struggled on the field for the last two decades, finishing in the bottom two in ten of the last 16 completed seasons. A steady stream of players have left the club to join local rivals leaving the club without a win in seven league and cup matches in 2007.

Anyone able to help please contact Accrington Cricket Club President Peter Barratt on 01254 234666 or attend the EGM.

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