Charterhouse School complete successful Pre-Season Training Camp at Desert Springs Cricket Academy


Charterhouse School Cricket players are now back in England having completed a successful five (5) days of warm weather pre-season cricket and fitness training between Monday 9th and Saturday 14th 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 Ground and Academy, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.

Charterhouse Director of Cricket Martin Bicknell and three (3) members of Charterhouse School Coaching Staff accompanied Twenty (20) players who completed bowling, batting and fielding practice as well as strength and conditioning training sessions and competitive matches on the new cricket ground, as they stepped up their physical preparations for the upcoming 2018 season.

Charterhouse School Director of Cricket, Martin Bicknell commented:

“Desert Springs provides World Class facilities only two hours away by plane with exceptional staff!”

The Charterhouse squad also benefited from two (2) days use of the new Cricket Ground at Desert Springs, incorporating two competitive fixtures against the Rowse Academy XI who were also at the resort for their own pre-season preparations during the same period.

Charterhouse School Director of Sport, Nicholas Beasant commented:

“Desert Springs is a sensational venue with excellent facilities and service. All of the staff really understand your needs, and nothing is too much to ask. Thank you so much.”

Charterhouse players remarked of their pre-season training experience at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy:

“I really enjoyed the trip. The cricket and resort facilities were excellent, thank you!” Nick Payne (Aged 15yrs.)

“Resort accommodation and all of the facilities are truly excellent, thank you!” George Barlow (Aged 18yrs.)

“Desert Springs Resort is an excellent place to come and stay in order to prepare for the season ahead. Wonderful facilities and beautiful weather!” David Campbell (Aged 17yrs.)

The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately-owned apartments 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 the Crocodile Club Restaurant.


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


For further information:

Kirk Lovell
+34 647 414 899