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Re: Email from our CEO...
BeefyRoberts 16 September, 2020 13:06
Do I need to repeat myself once again?
Even with the share out, it will not cover a refund by any county to each member.
Counties will still need membership payments to help survive.
Whatever the figure recieved by each county is, this isnt being introduced to refund memberships, it's a figure each county receives each year from the ECB.
The cost of refunds will still be a separate figure.
A figure each county cannot afford.

It's not rocket science.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 16/09/2020 13:30 by BeefyRoberts.

Re: Email from our CEO...
Seaxe_man1 17 September, 2020 09:33
To clarify. The ECB share guarantees nothing of course. That is the object of the 22nd September forum in our case. Counties with smaller memberships than Mx are in a more favourable position on this issue.

Re: Email from our CEO...
Seaxe_man1 17 September, 2020 09:42
Chunky. To clarify your earlier post. MCC members are not Mx members. However there is an option via Mx of joint membership. This is pretty much a donation since that isn't necessary to watch Mx at Lord's. When I became a full member of Mx back in 1973 there were about 1900 joint members the fee being two quid. So 3800 donation to Mx. That number when last shown in Accounts many moons ago was less than half that and the fee had increased. A request has been made to the hierarchy to reinstate that information. For one thing, it is a potential marketing tool. As I said before. Our tactics on finance in need of a overhaul.

Re: Email from our CEO...
Deckchair 18 September, 2020 18:08
Even before Covid the Counties cricket set up and finances were in a parlous and worrying decline. The Counties rely on ECB handouts, turnstile receipts and anything they can get from events, hospitality, marketing and media, and with an increasing decline in grassroots club cricket, fewer youngsters and adults playing the game and the media attraction for overseas and international cricket ODIs and T20s taking attention and interest away from the County game it seems unlikely that things will improve. Covid has just put the extra boot in, and will likely keep kicking for a season or two yet. Somewhere along the line, and relatively close, the ECB blazers will decide that their money is better spent in new initiatives, like the 100, or in a much reduced and focused County set up. Does having 18 Counties actually hinder cricket's survival and progress, rather than encourage it. The quality of cricket and its players will certainly benefit from having fewer first class teams. Ask Australia.

Re: Email from our CEO...
Seaxe_man1 18 September, 2020 19:27
Australia 6 teams and a population of around 23 million. England 18 teams and 50 odd million. On a prorata basis we are not a million miles apart from them.. Plus they have distance as a problem that we don't have. Another comparison. NZ. Population at a stretch 5 million and 6 teams and longer distances than England. Which confirms the saying ' figures can be made to prove whatever is wanted'. I agree with your otherpoint on finance. Counties and Middlesex in particular have lived a hand to mouth existence for years. The pandemic has underlined that. Time for a review.

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