Hampshire CCC complete pre-season training camp

Hampshire CCC are now back in the UK having completed an eight (8) day pre-season training camp at Desert Springs ICC accredited Cricket Ground & Academy between Thursday 10th – Friday 18th March.

A bowling group made up of nine players and three coaches arrived on Thursday 10th March, before the remaining ten players and three coaches joined them on Sunday 13th March.

As part of their preparation, the team spent their time completing a specific and carefully planned programme of numerous training sessions covering technical skills, bowling and batting, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity.

Grass net practice, both bowling and batting took place at the Cricket Academy. Strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work was completed at the Cricket Ground and Gym at the Sierras Sports Club.

Graeme Welch, Hampshire CCC Bowling Lead Coach remarked;

“We had some good training. We’ve got a lot out of the trip, there’s a lot of new people in the group and the lads have spent a lot of time together and bonded together.

The season starts on April 7th and it has been good preparation.

The surfaces were very good.”

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

The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately-owned Apartments and Townhouses at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef catered for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the Crocodile Club Restaurant.