Hampshire County Cricket Club will be stepping up their preparations for the 2022 campaign with an eight (8) day warm weather pre-season training camp at Desert Springs ICC accredited Cricket Ground & Academy between Thursday 10th – Friday 18th March.
The Hampshire CCC training camp will comprise nineteen (19) players and six (6) coaches, a bowling group made up of nine players and three coaches will arrive first, on Thursday 10th March, before the remaining ten players and three coaches join them on Sunday 13th March.
The team 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.
Grass net practice, both bowling and batting will take place at the Cricket Academy. Strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work will be completed at the Cricket Ground and Gym at the Sierras Sports Club.
Giles White, Hampshire CCC Director of Cricket remarked;
“We are delighted to once again be able to go on pre-season tour and are excited to be visiting Desert Springs ahead of the upcoming season.
These trips are always beneficial to the squad and we will be looking to make the most of the excellent practice and playing facilities available to us.”
Alongside the training, the team will contest a two-day friendly match with Leicestershire CCC, starting on Wednesday 16th March, ahead of their return to the UK on Friday 18th March.
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The players and coaches will be accommodated in some of the privately-owned Apartments and Townhouses at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef will be on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the Crocodile Club Restaurant.
The Desert Springs Cricket Ground which shall be utilised by Hampshire CCC during their pre-season training camp