Trent College Cricket players are now back in England having completed a successful four (4) days of warm weather pre-season cricket and fitness training between Monday 4th – Friday 8th April at Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course with its very own dedicated Cricket Academy, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.
Scott Boswell, Trent College Head of Cricket, along with supporting staff David Hartley and Lauren Nicholls accompanied twenty (20) players who completed bowling, batting and fielding practice as well as strength and conditioning training sessions as they stepped up their physical preparations for the upcoming 2016 season.
Scott Boswell, Trent College Head of Cricket commented:
“This is now our second visit to Desert Springs. Desert Springs Resort delivers first class facilities, accommodation and staff. It is an excellent place to bring a cricket tour to bond and develop in a relaxed atmosphere!”
The training camp worked on a specific and carefully planned programme covering technical skills, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity.
Trent College players said of their pre-season training experience at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy:
“Desert Springs is a beautiful resort with awesome facilities and I just can’t wait to return next year!” Charles Livesey
“The cricket academy provides great cricket facilities and perfect preparation for us all for the season ahead!” Tim Wyatt
“The cricket facilities at the Cricket Academy were brilliant. This has provided a great break from revision for all of us!” Joshua Naylor
“I have really enjoyed the opportunity to play a competitive match against another team during our stay at the resort, this has been a great pre-season training camp!” Tom Naylor
To view a video of the Desert Springs Cricket Academy view: – Desert Springs Cricket Academy
The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately owned apartments and townhouses normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in El Torrente Restaurant.
Trent College Cricket Squad Members at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy
Trent College Cricket Camp players Nets Practice Session at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy
Trent College Head of Cricket Scott Boswell (Far Left) with Lauren Nicholls & David Hartley at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy
Trent College Cricket squad playing their friendly match at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy