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Dateline: 15th April 2018
Source: Desert Springs Resort
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title:

Malvern College complete successful Pre-Season Training Camp at Desert Springs Cricket Academy

   

Malvern College Cricket players are now back in England having completed a successful four (4) days of warm weather pre-season cricket and fitness training between Monday 09th and Friday 13th 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 Ground and Academy, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.

Malvern College Director of Cricket Noel Brett, with Malvern College Cricket Coach Richard Coughtrie and Sports Coach Liam Smith, accompanied Twenty-Two (22) players who completed bowling, batting and fielding practice as well as strength and conditioning training sessions and match simulations on the new cricket ground, as they stepped up their physical preparations for the upcoming 2018 season.

Malvern College Director of Cricket Noel Brett commented:

“We have had a fantastic time at Desert Springs and been looked after so well. The facilities are second to none and have been great for our cricket. We will definitely try and come back in the future.”

The squad also benefited from use of the new Cricket Ground at Desert Springs, incorporating specific practice sessions involving; throw downs, slip catch training and fielding exercises as well as match simulations.

Sports Coach Liam Smith remarked;

“Awesome week! 10/10 cricket tour facilities, one of the best tours ever!”

Malvern College Cricket Coach, Richard Coughtrie commented:

“A fantastic week of cricket in the sun. The boys have had a wonderful week with great facilities.”

A few of the Malvern College players said of their pre-season training experience at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy:

“A brilliant week with amazing cricket facilities.” Will Hartley

“Sensational cricket tour!” Jamie Hawkins

“Beautiful accommodation and facilities.” Jack Whitfield

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 Crocodile Club Restaurant.

 

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

 

For further information:

Kirk Lovell
+34 647 414 899
kl@almanzora.com

Malvern College Pre-Season Cricket Training Camp at Desert Springs Resort

 

Nets Practice Session at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy


 

Dateline: 23rd March 2018
Source: Desert Springs Resort
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title:

Malvern College Cricket Academy set to visit Desert Springs for Pre-Season Cricket Training Camp

   

Between Monday 09th – Friday 13th April, Malvern College will be stepping up their preparations for their 2018 cricket campaign by attending a four (4) day pre-season training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy.

Malvern College located in Malvern, Worcestershire, is a co-educational full boarding and day school for pupils aged 13-18. Founded in 1865, Malvern is set in a beautiful 250-acre campus, which offers first-class facilities to its pupils.

Malvern College has strong links with Worcestershire CCC, with many of their cricket scholars involved with either the Worcestershire Academy Programme or Emerging Players Programmes. Tom Kohler-Cadmore (OM 2009-2013) recently signed with Yorkshire CCC having been with Worcestershire CCC and Ben Twohig (OM 2011-2015) also signed professional terms with Worcestershire CCC.

The team training camp will comprise Twenty-Two (22) players, all of whom will be spending their time completing numerous training sessions each day, accompanied by Three (3) coaching staff.

Grass net practice, both bowling and batting will take place at the Cricket Academy, along with strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work.

The squad will also benefit from use of the new Cricket Ground at Desert Springs, incorporating specific practice sessions involving; throw downs, slip catch training and fielding exercises as well as match simulations.

Accommodation for the players and coaches is in some of the privately-owned apartments, townhouses and pueblo villas 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 Crocodile Club Restaurant.

 

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

 

For further information:

Kirk Lovell
+34 647 414 899
kl@almanzora.com