Between Sunday 18th – Friday 23rd February 2018, The Guernsey Cricket Board will be following in the auspicious footsteps of Lancashire CCC & Sussex CCC by stepping up their preparations for their 2018 cricket campaign by attending a five (5) day pre-season training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy.
The Guernsey Cricket Board (GCB), previously known as the Guernsey Cricket Association, is the cricket governing body for the island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. It was founded in 1927, and later joined the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) so as the Guernsey cricket team could play in the 38 Counties competition. In 2005, it became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) becoming an Associate Member in 2008. The Board is active in promoting the sport and the training of players and officials.
The team training camp will comprise Twenty-Two (22) U’17 players accompanied by four (4) staff, all of whom will be spending their time completing numerous training sessions each day, which will include grass net practice, both bowling and batting, strength work, running, speed and agility work. As they will be outside and on grass, the squad will also be able to do fielding and throwing practice in realistic conditions, something not possible indoors back in the UK.
Accommodation for the players and coaches is in some of the privately-owned apartments at Desert Springs Resort normally reserved for holidays and short breaks and the resort’s executive chef will be on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the resort’s Crocodile Club Restaurant.
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For more information, please contact Desert Springs Golf Services Manager Kirk Lovell:
Tel. +34 647 414 899