THE wet summer, one of the worst for years, was blamed for a heavy financial loss sustained by the Lancashire League club Colne.
Having finished bottom of the table, Colne disclosed a loss of £10,565 for the year to Sept 30, according to a report in the Burnley Express
. Plummeting receipts and increasing costs meant the bar lost an incredible £9,225, and the cricket deficit was £1,340.
It could have been worse because expenditure on groundsmen and the club professional fell by more than £3,000, due in part to the South African professional Blake Snijman having to return home in mid-season. It was Colne's second major loss in a row. In 2007 the club lost £4,734.