Hartley Country CC, located in Hartley, Longfield in Kent, will be stepping up their preparations for their 2017 cricket campaign by attending a four (4) day pre-season training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy between Thursday 30th – Monday 03rd April 2017.
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Cricket has been played on Hartley’s picturesque ground for more than 75 years and during the past decade the section has gone from strength to strength. Two excellent squares facilitate Kent League cricket for the Saturday 1st, 2nd and 4th teams and Kent Feeder League cricket for the 3rd and 5th elevens.
The 1st XI has been particularly successful in recent years culminating in winning the Kent Premier League title at the first attempt in 2008. Since then the title has been won again in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016.
The Hartley Country CC team training camp will comprise a squad of Sixteen (16), 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 award-winning El Torrente Restaurant.