Cambridgeshire Seniors Cricket and Veterans Cricket India have now returned to the UK after completing a successful seven (7) days of both training and competitive cricket in the Desert Springs European Masters’ at Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course with its very own ICC accredited Cricket Ground, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.
Both teams competed in T20 matches on Friday 8th and Sunday 10th October with various team practice sessions taking place throughout the week.
Cambridgeshire Seniors Cricket Club at Desert Springs Cricket Ground
Veterans Cricket India at Desert Springs Cricket Ground
Ajaz Akhtar, Cambridgeshire Seniors CC Tour Organiser commented:
“The whole cricket and resort experience was brilliant with the staff very hospitable and we are looking forward to returning with greater numbers next year!”
Cambridgeshire Seniors CC players said of their experience at Desert Springs Resort:
“We had a great 4-days at Desert Springs, both the cricketing and golfing facilities were in superb condition and the overall experience will see us making this an annual event.”
“A unique setting and a beautiful cricket ground. Great weather and welcome from Nick and the ground staff. The apartments were comfortable and well-conditioned, and we are looking forward to returning.”
“A fantastic facility for cricket with an excellent pitch prepared by the grounds team. The apartments were perfect and the golf course in great condition.”
“The cricketing experience was amazing and playing cricket in this environment was special. The playing surfaces and outfield were a joy and it is easy to see why Desert Springs is such a successful venture.”
Accommodation for the players 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 El Torrente Restaurant.
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