Hampshire County Cricket Club at Desert Springs

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Dateline: 6th March 2023
Source: Desert Springs Resort
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: Hampshire CCC complete pre-season training camp

Hampshire County Cricket Club will be stepping up their preparations for the 2023 season by completing a nine (9) day warm weather pre-season training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground and Academy between Tuesday 7th – Wednesday 15th March 2023.

Based at Ageas Bowl in Hampshire, Hampshire CCC will be joined at Desert Springs Resort by Derbyshire CCC as both counties prepare for the 2023 season.  The Hampshire CCC training camp will comprise fifteen (15) players and five (5) coaches and staff, 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.

In order to fully prepare for the season ahead, on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th March  Hampshire CCC and Derbyshire CCC will play against each other in a two day friendly on the Desert Springs match, play will commence at 10:30am, and spectators are more than welcome to take in the action.

Grass net practice will take place at the Cricket Academy. Match simulations, strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work will be completed at the Cricket Ground and Gym at the Sierras Sports Club.

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

 

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

 

For further information contact:

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

Match Play on the ICC Accredited Match Ground at Desert Springs

 

Hampshire CCC training in The Cricket Academy Nets; March 2022


 

Dateline: 19th March 2022
Source: Desert Springs Resort
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: 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.

 

For further information contact:

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

The Desert Springs Cricket Academy

 

The Desert Springs Cricket Academy

 

The Desert Springs ICC accredited Cricket Ground


 

Dateline: 8th March 2022
Source: Desert Springs Resort
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: Hampshire CCC Select Desert Springs for Pre-Season Warm Weather Cricket Training Camp

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.

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 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.

 

For further information contact:

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