Derbyshire County Cricket Club Academy will be stepping up their preparations for the 2024 season by completing a six (6) day warm weather pre-season training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground and Academy between Friday 9th – Wednesday 14th February 2023.
The 2024 pre-season tour will mark the third visit of Derbyshire CCC Academy who have previously taken part in the DS European T20 in 2022 and undertaken a skills camp in 2023. The young players will undertake a training camp that will comprise eleven (11) players and three (3) coaches, all of whom will be spending their time completing a specific and carefully planned programme of numerous training sessions each day covering technical skills, bowling and batting, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity.
Daryn Smit, Derbyshire CCC Head of Talent Pathway commented on the teams experience in 2023;
“It has been fantastic! The opportunity to get the grass under our feet, in some good quality conditions and quality facilities has been fantastic.”
Grass net practice will take place at the Cricket Academy. Match simulations, strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work will be completed at the Cricket Ground and Gym at the Sierras Sports Club.
The players and coaches will be accommodated in some of the privately-owned Apartments at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef will be on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining at El Torrente Restaurant.
Derbyshire CCC Academy Players and Staff; February 2023