ENFIELD Cricket Club showed a loss of £2,745 for the year ended 31 October 2002.
That followed a profit of £461 on the previous year's accounts.
The Cricket Club side lost £1,278 compared with aloss of £783 in 2001. And the Social Club lost £1,467 after donating £1,500 to the cricket club. Last year the social club was able to donate more than £5,000 to the cricket. That was in comparison to a social side profit of £1,244 a year earlier.
Bar takings wre down from £97,503 to £94,755with gross profit down from £44,495 (45.63%) to £41,263 (43.55%). Social Club expenditure rose from £43,369 to £46,984 with a rise in wages from £23,575 to £25,884.
On the Cricket side, a season of success for the first XI, who finished runners-up, was reflected in an increase in gate receipts (£1,778 from £1,578) and in subscriptions (£4,010 from £3,274). Total cricket income fell from £25,985 to £23,809. Expenditure on the cricket side was trimmed from £26,768 to £25,087 with wages reduced from £15,773 to £12,357. Ground maintenance costs soared, however, from £749 to £3,458.
Captains at Enfield for 2003 were also named at the recent Annual General Meeting. Gary Barker will skipper the First XI this year. Brian Taylor continues in charge of the Second XI and Liam Jackson will combine his first XI playing duties with also captaining the Third XI.
Indoor net sessions are held at Mount Carmel RC high School, Wordsworth Road, Accrington, on Sundays from 3pm to 5pm.
- BAXENDEN Cricket Club showed a profit of £1071 for the year 2002. That represented an improvement on the previous year's profit of £380 and was acheived despite an overall fall in income - including bar profits, subscriptions and sponsorship - from £18,630 to £17,265.
Bar sales fell slightly from £29,790 to £29,120 but profits on the bar were up a little from £10,670 to £10,790. And on the cricket side, playing expenses were cut from £14,960 to £12,730.
Secretary David Clegg said: "The balance sheet is healthy with the profits from the bar encouraging. However, we could do better."
Baxenden will be captained by professional Jonathan Harvey for the coming season and a familiar face, Graham Bushell, is returning to Back Lane to coach youngsters.