This winter at Desert Springs, ‘shouts of FORE! to be replaced with shouts of FOUR!
Middlesex County Cricket Club (MCC) has selected the Desert Springs Resort to be host to their warm weather pre – season training camp between Tuesday 26th – Friday 1st March 2013.
A squad of 19 players with officials from Middlesex County Cricket Club – who finished in third place in Division One of the 2012 LV County Championship with a total of 172 points, will benefit from the facilities of the Cricket Academy established at Desert Springs.
During a three-night stay at Desert Springs the MCC players will benefit from training and coaching on the Football Academy’s international size grass pitch. Players and coaching staff will utilize the two mobile cage nets with artificial wickets and Professional Bola Bowling Machine with 28 ball feeder as well as the slip catch cradle, and both full length artificial and grass wickets. A new hard standing area also provides outside space for facilities such as a free weights gym, stretching mats and a medical area.
Simon Coaker, sales and marketing manager at Desert Springs, said that the wide range of facilities available in the resort influenced the decision by Middlesex Cricket Club to select Desert Springs for its training camp.
“Taken together with the golf and all the other many top quality relaxation and leisure opportunities at Desert Springs for both Senior and Junior teams, the resort has proven that it does amount to an outstanding venue,” said Simon.
During the Cricket Training Camp, players will also make full use of the 18-hole Indiana golf course and enjoy opportunities to mountain bike, play tennis, use the gymnasium, trim trail, jogging tracks, paddle tennis and beach volley ball courts. They also have access to the resort’s Private Reserve which incorporates a spa, private sauna and jacuzzi suite, personal fitness workout room, games room with bar, and a home cinema.
Accommodation for the players and officials is in some of the privately owned apartments normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs.
The resort’s executive chef will be on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the resort’s award-winning El Torrente Restaurant.