Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy

The Desert Springs Cricket Ground, constructed to ECB standards and specifications is open all year round. Complimented by a Marquee pavilion, sightscreens, scoreboard, and associated facilities, it provides an outstanding facility to both practice and play cricket.

The Desert Springs Cricket Academy comprises; an international size world-class quality grass pitch with artificial wicket, twenty-four (24) grass wickets with nets, one (1) artificial wicket with nets, and requisite training equipment.

Everything a cricket team requires is provided for, from the world-class quality of the Cricket Ground & Academy, resort accommodation of the highest standards, full catering services, a fully equipped Sports and Fitness Centre… and the dedicated services of our highly experienced staff.

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"The Desert Springs Cricket Ground and Academy provides a world-class year-round training environment in an ideal climate for; competitive matches, player rehabilitation, team bonding and pre-season training camps for Professional Clubs, Senior and Junior School teams and College and University teams throughout Europe."

Sir Ian Botham, OBE


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Club Services

Your Club will benefit from the personalized coordination services of our experienced Sports Group Department, who will attend to your every need before and throughout your stay at the Desert Springs Resort.

Services can be tailored to each individual team’s requirements, but typically include:

  • Airport Transfers
  • Transportation in and out of the resort
  • Cricket pitch reservations
  • Sierra Sports & Fitness Club reservations
  • Accommodation reservations
  • Activity reservations
  • Full catering and dine-around programmes
  • Laundry services
  • Organisation of Cricket matches against local teams
  • Security services and vetting
  • Entertaining programmes for accompanying partners



A twice-daily laundry service for kits is available if required after morning and afternoon training sessions. Collection is arranged from the Resort Lodge Reception.

Laundry collected before 2:00 pm will be returned before 8:00 pm on the same day. If collected after 7:00 pm, the laundry will be ready before the training session the next morning.

Laundry is charged on a per kilogram basis. Extra-large plastic laundry bags are available on request.



We fully understand the importance of the particular dietary and nutritional requirements of cricket teams during their training breaks.

We provide a full catering service, which can tailor menus in collaboration with team management to suit these requirements.


Resort activities

The Sierra Sports & Fitness Club provides a wide range of indoor and open-air sports and fitness facilities for players, programmes for partners and club officials.

Available facilities include:

  • An Aerobics Gymnasium, with state of the art equipment
  • External Exercise Steps and Boxing Bob Punch Bags
  • Contra Current in Main Pool
  • Trim Trail with equipped Exercise Stations
  • Jogging Tracks
  • 2 Cushion Life Tennis Courts
  • 2 Cushion Life Paddle Tennis Courts
  • Beach Volley Ball Court
  • Mountain Bikes

Cricket Ground Specifications

Cricket Ground

  • Bermuda Pitch: 134m x 144m with boundary

Cricket Ground Facilities

  • Square 55m x 25m with eighteen (18) grass wickets
  • Boundary Ropes 500m
  • Mobile Pitch Cover 25m x 16m
  • Mobile Pitch Covers 25m x 6m
  • Marquee Pavillion
  • External Tables & Chairs
  • Toilets
  • Car Parking
  • Scoreboard & Stand
  • White & Black Sight Screens 4m x 4m


  • Rebound Nets
  • Slip Catch Ramps
  • Training rope ladders, slalom poles, discs and cones
  • Massage benches
  • Ice baths
  • Physiotherapy Table

Academy Pitch Specifications

Academy Cricket Pitch

  • Pitch: 100m x 64m
  • Sideline Extension: 5m
  • Baseline Extension: 10m

Additional specific Cricket Training Area

  • Twenty-four (24) bay grass wicket and run-up with nets
  • One (1) artificial grass wicket with nets


  • Full length artificial grass wicket
  • Professional Bola Bowling Machine with 28 ball feeder
  • Training rope ladders, slalom poles, discs and cones
  • Slip catch cradle
  • Divisional pitch nets
  • Massage benches
  • Ice baths
  • Physiotherapy Table

Press Facilities

The Resort also has press and parking facilities.