Oakham School at Desert Springs

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

Oakham School Cricket Academy Set To Visit Desert Springs For Pre-Season Warm Weather Cricket Training Camp


Between Friday 23rd – Tuesday 27th March, Oakham School will be following in the auspicious footsteps of Lancashire CCC & Leicestershire CCC by 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.

Oakham School is a leading fully co-educational boarding and day school for 10–18 year olds, located in the heart of rural England, in the historic market town of Oakham, Rutland.

Cricket at Oakham School enjoys a long and illustrious history. From the first recorded game against Grantham College in 1821, cricket has gone from strength to strength as one of the major sports at Oakham with many Old Oakhamians pursuing a career in First Class cricket as a result of the coaching and support they received at School.

The team training camp will comprise Twenty-One (21) 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, strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work will be completed at the Academy Ground and Gym at the Sierras Sports Club. The squad will also benefit from the newly developed Cricket Ground at Desert Springs where they will complete practice sessions that will include; throw downs, slip catch training, fielding exercises and match simulations utilising the ground wicket.

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 Crocodile Club Restaurant.


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For further information:
Kirk Lovell
+34 647 414 899