With the domestic cricket season now in full swing, Bedford School have now returned to the UK after completing a successful four (4) day cricket training camp at Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course with its very own dedicated Cricket Ground and Academy, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.
Between Wednesday 17th – Sunday 21st April, Bedford School Director of Cricket Gary Steer and Head Coach Tom Brett, accompanied eighteen (18) players, aged between 15-18 years, who completed a carefully planned training programme that comprised grass net practice, both bowling and batting, strength and conditioning work, running, speed, fielding and agility work at the Cricket Academy.
Additionally, the players had the opportunity to put their practice into play when they competed in a quadrangular T20 Tournament against Shiplake, Winchester and Radley College at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground on Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April, as they stepped up their physical preparations for the 2019 season.
Bedford School 1st XI Head Coach Tom Brett commented:
“We couldn’t ask for better facilities. The wickets are brilliant, offering pace, bounce and spin with no demons. Accommodation is high class. Great to know these facilities can be used at any time of year too giving us more options.”
Bedford School players said of their pre-season training experience at Desert Springs Resort:
“Desert Springs has been a wonderful and vibrant place for us to enjoy our cricket. With excellent facilities and a rather laid-back atmosphere, I can think of nowhere better for a pre-season camp.”
“Despite hearing news of no rain since October, and ending up with 2 days of showers, the cricket and tour experience as a whole was still top class. The organisation worked like clockwork and our free time was good to relax in. I enjoyed having a hit on the driving range. Excellent resort with lovely people.”
“Although the weather was not as good as we had hoped for we all thoroughly enjoyed our time at Desert Springs, utilising both the excellent cricket and golf facilities.”
Accommodation for the players and coaches was in some of the privately-owned apartments at Desert Springs Resort normally reserved for holidays and short breaks and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the resort’s Crocodile Club and El Torrente Restaurant.
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Bedford School Pre-Season Training Camp at Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy
Bedford School grass net practice at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy