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Dateline: 18th April 2017
Source: Desert Springs Golf Club
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: Radley College Cricket Academy Complete 2017 Pre-Season Training Camp

   

 

Radley College Cricket academy players are now back in England having completed a successful four (4) days of warm weather pre-season cricket and fitness training between Monday 10th – Friday 14th 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.

 

Radley College Master in Charge of Cricket Simon Dalrymple and Cricket Professional Andrew Wagner, accompanied fourteen (14) players who completed bowling, batting and fielding practice as well as strength and conditioning training sessions, and competitive matches against fellow visiting groups such as Winchester College, as they stepped up their physical preparations for the 2017 season.

Radley College Master in Charge of Cricket Simon Dalrymple, commented:

“This was our first trip to Desert Springs Resort and we have been really pleasantly surprised with the quality of the experience.

Great apartment accommodation on resort, fantastic food and gorgeous weather, have allowed us to take advantage of the first-class net facilities at the Cricket Academy.

It was also brilliant to be able to play some competitive games against fellow visiting groups after 6-months preparing indoors!”

Radley College players said of their pre-season training experience at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy:

“The standard of the grass nets at the Cricket Academy were just brilliant, thank you! Rory Betley

“Desert Springs has delivered great hospitality and food, thanks for a great week!” Caspar Muir

“What a beautiful resort, we had such a fantastic week!” Oliver Martyn-Hemphill

This has been such a brilliant tour and I can’t wait to come back next year!” Jack Folkstone

“The cricket facilities at the Cricket Academy are outstanding, thank you for a great week!” Harry Purton

 

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 resorts Crocodile Club Restaurant.

 

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

Radley College Cricket Academy 2017 Pre-Season Winter Training Camp at Desert Springs Cricket Academy

 

 

Radley College Cricket Coaches (Left) Simon Dalrymple & (Right) Andrew Wagner

 

 

The training camp worked on a specific and carefully planned programme covering technical skills, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity.

 

 


 

Dateline: 4th April 2017

Source: Desert Springs Golf Club
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: Radley & Winchester College Set To Visit Desert Springs For Pre-Season Warm Weather Cricket Training Camp

   

 

Radley College, a boys' independent boarding school founded in 1847, located near Radley, Oxfordshire, England and Winchester College, an independent boarding school for boys’ that claims the longest unbroken history of any school in England, having existed in its present location in Winchester, Hampshire, England for over 600 years, will be following in the auspicious footsteps of Lancashire CCC & Somerset CCC by 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 Monday 10th – Friday 14th April 2017.

 

The Radley and Winchester College team training camp will comprise fourteen (14) players and two (2) staff respectively, 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 complete fielding and throwing practice in realistic conditions, as well as compete against one another on the cricket pitch, something not possible indoors back in the UK.

Accommodation for the players and coaches is in some of the privately owned apartments and townhouses 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.

 

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