Hartley Country Club CC at Desert Springs

 

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Dateline: 4th April 2017
Source: Desert Springs Golf Club
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: Hartley Country Cricket Club Complete 2017 Pre-Season Cricket Training Camp
   

 

Hartley Country Cricket Club players are now back in England having completed a successful four (4) days of warm weather pre-season cricket and fitness training between Thursday 30th March – Monday 03rd April at Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course with its very own dedicated Cricket Academy, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.

 

Sixteen (16) players between the age of 17 – 39 years completed bowling, batting and fielding practice as well as strength and conditioning training sessions as they stepped up their physical preparations for the upcoming 2017 season.

Organiser Richard Selvey-Clinton commented: Desert Springs really did exceed my expectations. The playing facilities at the Cricket Academy are excellent, with the wickets quick and bouncy. The weather for this time of the year meant that we have been able to get outside when most teams are still using indoor nets

The training camp worked on a specific and carefully planned programme covering technical skills, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity that included golf on the championship Indiana course!

 

Hartley Country CC players said of their pre-season training experience at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy:

“This is the closest and amateur player will get to playing on a first class wicket! Wonderful facilities, great accommodation and fantastic food.” Shanon Fattore

“Excellent facilities and extremely hospitable. A fantastic week! James Cramp

“Everything has been first-class, from the food to the facilities. The staff have been very accommodating and have gone out of their way to make this trip special!” James Hockley

Lords Cricket Ground and Wentworth Golf Club in one place….stunning!” James Thompson

“Sensational facilities, attentive service and a variety of quality food!” Jake Hutson

“Fantastic facilities, excellent customer service, great scenery, incredible hospitality!” Jake Benfield

“Incredible place, great facilities and a stunning golf course!” Daniel Redwood

 

The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately owned apartments and townhouses normally 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 the award-winning El Torrente Restaurant.

 

For further information contact: Kirk Lovell
Email: kl@almanzora.com
Telephone: +34 647 414 899

Hartley Country CC 2017 Pre-Season Winter Training Camp at Desert Springs Cricket Academy

 

 

 

 

 


 

Dateline: 28th March, 2017

Source: Desert Springs Golf Club
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: Hartley Country Cricket Club Set To Visit Desert Springs For Pre-Season Warm Weather Cricket Training Camp

   

 

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.

 

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.

 

For further information contact: Kirk Lovell
Email: kl@almanzora.com
Telephone: +34 647 414 899