Cambridge University CC Set To Visit Desert Springs for Pre-Season Warm Weather Cricket Training Camp


We are delighted to announce that Cambridge University Cricket Club (CUCC) will be returning to Desert Springs Resort for the second year between Tuesday 17th – Saturday 21st March to complete a 4-day training camp to prepare their twenty-six (26) man squad at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy for some forthcoming First-Class fixtures, the MCCU competition and BUCS games.

CUCC has a history dating back to 1820, and Fenner’s cricket ground, the home of the Club since 1848, is justly famous. CUCC has produced many great cricketers over the years, including 21 test captains, 62 other test players and noted senior administrators. The captains extend from Ivo Bligh, who regained the Ashes in Australia in 1882/3, to Mike Atherton who captained England for five years from 1993.

The players will be spending their time completing a specific and carefully planned programme of numerous training sessions each day covering technical skills, fielding drills, bowling and batting, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity.

Grass net practice, both bowling and batting will take place at the Cricket Academy. Strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work will be completed at the Cricket Ground and Gym at the Sierras Sports Club. CUCC shall compete in a competitive T20 match against the Master’s XI on Friday 20th March at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground with spectators more than welcome.

To view the video of the Desert Springs Cricket Academy Click Here

The players and coaches will be accommodated in some of the privately-owned Apartments and Townhouses at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef will be on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in both El Torrente and The Crocodile Club restaurant.


For further information contact:

Nick Gaywood
+44 (0)7793 558 132