The management and finance of indoor cricket training facilities

Walkinton, William (2011) The management and finance of indoor cricket training facilities. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study is an investigation of the management and the finance of indoor cricket training facilities in the UK. County cricket grounds house most indoor cricket training facilities so these were the focus of the research. An initial literature review was conducted to investigate the reasons why sport attracts investment. It is helpful to understand why sporting success and development is important to the UK and other nations as this will reveal the reasons for investment from the government and various other bodies. The direct forms of funding available to cricket were then identified from Sport England and ECB documents in a secondary data collection section.

    Qualitative data was gathered from a sample of indoor cricket centres in the form of eight semi-structured interviews to assess how this funding is utilised to construct and manage facilities in practice by the County Cricket Clubs. This data was used to test six hypotheses focusing on topics including design, funding, management, sustainability, and aims and achievements.

    It was found that indoor facilities are vital to modern cricket but that their development is reliant on external funding sources because indoor cricket centres are run as centres of excellence and therefore consider revenue generation a secondary concern.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2011 09:37
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:48
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/5391

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