Derbyshire County Cricket Club at Desert Springs

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Dateline: 20th March 2022
Source: Desert Springs Resort
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: Derbyshire CCC complete pre-season training camp

Derbyshire CCC are now back in the UK having completed a seven (7) day pre-season training camp comprising seventeen (17) players and six (6) coaches at Desert Springs ICC accredited Cricket Ground & Academy between Monday 7th – Monday 14th 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. Match simulations, strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work was completed at the Cricket Ground and Gym at the Sierras Sports Club.

 

Ajmal Shahzad, Derbyshire CCC Ass. Coach & Bowling Coach remarked;

“We benefited from a combination net practices, double day sessions, with fielding and conditioning sessions finishing off with a couple of days in the center wicket on the cricket ground, which was fantastic on a very, very good wicket, so it’s been a great week.

We had all the space to ourselves and two very good wickets at the academy that lasted three days with all the equipment you would want.

For the seven days we have been here it’s been a really good pre-season for us and hopefully when we get back to the UK we can hit the road running” 

 

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 Townhouses and villas at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef catered for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the Crocodile Club Restaurant.

 

For further information contact:

Peter Scott
+44 (0)7518 295 810
ps@desertspringscricket.com

Derbyshire CCC at The Desert Springs Cricket Ground

 

Derbyshire CCC Management and Coaching Staff, Daryn Smit, Ajmal Shahzad, Chris Highton, Julian Calefato, Micky Arthur, Dan Wheeldon & Mal Loye

 

Desert Springs Cricket Academy

 

Cage practice at the Desert Springs ICC accredited Cricket Ground

 

Match Simulation Practice at The Desert Springs ICC accredited Cricket Ground


 

Dateline: 6th March 2022
Source: Desert Springs Resort
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: Derbyshire CCC Select Desert Springs for Pre-Season Warm Weather Cricket Training Camp

With the domestic cricket season drawing ever closer, Derbyshire County Cricket Club will be stepping up their preparations for the 2022 campaign with a seven (7) day warm weather pre-season training camp at Desert Springs ICC accredited Cricket Ground & Academy between Monday 7th – Monday 14th March.

This is not the first time Derbyshire have used Desert Springs to prepare for a new season, having also used the venue as a training camp in 2019.

New Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur, is keen to get the squad training outdoors as early as possible, as he looks to create simulated match practice and intense fitness and fielding under the Spanish sun.

The Derbyshire CCC training camp will comprise seventeen (17) players and six (6) coaches, all of whom 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.

 

Derbyshire CCC Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur commented,

“Desert Springs gives us an opportunity to work hard in a warm environment. There will be a lot of hard physical training and a lot of fielding work, which is not necessarily the easiest thing to do in the UK at the moment, we certainly can’t do it outside. There will be a lot of match-simulation practice, because I think that’s what our programme will need by that time. Then, once we are back, we can start working outside in conditions which we are likely to expect in the first couple of weeks of the season.”

 

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

The players and coaches will be accommodated in some of the privately-owned Apartments and Villas 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.

 

For further information contact:

Peter Scott
+44 (0)7518 295 810
ps@desertspringscricket.com

 


 

Dateline: 18th March 2019
Source: Desert Springs Resort
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: Derbyshire County Cricket Club complete pre-season training camp at Desert Springs Resort

Fourteen (14) members of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, accompanied by Assistant Coaches Steve Kirby and Mal Loye, Operations Manager Dan Wheeldon, Physiotherapist Fran Clarkson, Strength & Conditioning Coach Jonty Norris and Analyst Jon Bateson, are now back in England having completed a successful 4-day training camp between Tuesday 12th– Saturday 16th March at Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course with its very own dedicated Cricket Ground and Academy, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.

Steve Kirby, Derbyshire CCC Assistant Coach commented;

 “Exceptional hospitality. I really enjoyed the trip and we will definitely be coming back. The cricket facilities were excellent with the nets exceptional. Everything a team would need for a good pre-season preparation!”

 Mal Loye, Derbyshire CCC Batting Coach remarked of Desert Springs Resort and the training camp;

 “The food and hospitality have been outstanding, with the nets and cricket facilities very professional.”

Dan Wheeldon – Derbyshire CCC Operations Manager said;

“Excellent facilities, first class service. A great trip all round and we look forward to coming back!”

Jon Bateson – Derbyshire CCC Analyst remarked of his experience at Desert Springs;

“The facilities, food and accommodation have been world class. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to prepare us for the season!”

Grass net practice, both bowling and batting took place at the Cricket Academy, whilst out-field practice, bowl through simulations, strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work all took place at the Cricket Ground.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club players said of their pre-season training experience at Desert Springs Resort:

“A first-class facility in a great location. Nets, main oval, swimming pool, gym and food all quality. Desert Springs have everything ticked off!” Tony Palladino

 “Desert Springs has been a great experience for me and the boys. Great service, nice food and friendly staff. Would love to come back again next year. Thanks for having us. We really appreciated it!” Alfie Gleadall

 “Top class cricket facilities. Accommodation fantastic. Food unbelievable. Golf course high class. Staff friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and helpful. Awesome stay at Desert Springs. Can’t fault anything. Looking forward to returning.” Daryn Smit

 “Fantastic facility. Brilliant and very friendly staff. Amazing views and surroundings. Would easily recommend to others and hope we are back soon!Anuj Dal

 “Really enjoyed my stay at Desert Springs. All the staff have made me feel so welcome and at home. The quality of the cricket surfaces has been great, and the food has been amazing. I hope to return soon, thank you.” James Taylor

 “Fantastic service and the staff were brilliant. Ground staff legends. Food great. Well done Desert Springs!” Alex Hughes

 

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

The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately-owned apartments reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in El Torrente Restaurant.

 

For further information contact:

Nick Gaywood
+44 (0)7518 295 810
ps@desertspringscricket.com


 

Dateline: 9th March 2019
Source: Desert Springs Resort
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: Derbyshire CCC Select Desert Springs for Pre-Season Warm Weather Cricket Training Camp

With the domestic cricket season drawing ever closer, Derbyshire County Cricket Club will be following in the auspicious footsteps of Lancashire County Cricket Club by stepping up their preparations for the 2019 campaign by completing a four (4) day warm weather pre-season training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy between Tuesday 12th – Saturday 16th March 2019.

The Derbyshire CCC training camp will comprise sixteen (16) players and five (5) coaches, all of whom 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.

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

The players and coaches will be accommodated in some of the privately-owned Apartments 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 El Torrente Restaurant.

 

For further information contact:

Nick Gaywood
+44 (0)7793 558 132
ng@desertspringscricket.com