Surrey County Cricket Club Academy at Desert Springs

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Dateline: 21st February 2019
Source: Desert Springs Resort
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: Surrey County Cricket Club Academy complete pre-season training camp at Desert Springs Resort

Nine (9) members of the Surrey County Cricket Club Academy accompanied by three (3) coaching staff, are now back in England having completed a successful 4-day training camp between Saturday 16th – Wednesday 20th February 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.

Gareth Townsend, Academy Director remarked of Desert Springs Resort and the training camp;

“Desert Springs provided a first-class experience for our academy training week. The emphasis was on fielding, net and skills development. The grass net facility was outstanding providing reliable quality wickets throughout the week. The accommodation and food was outstanding with all staff making us feel welcome. The service levels were also outstanding, as an overall cricket experience we congratulate Desert Springs on a first-class venue!”

Grass net practice, both bowling and batting, Out-field practice, strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work all took place at the Cricket Academy. The squad utilised the Gym at the Sierra Sports Club for specific fitness sessions.

Surrey County Cricket Club Academy players said of their pre-season training experience at Desert Springs Resort:

“A sensational week all round, thank you Desert Springs!” Nico Reifer.

“Fantastic facilities and great accommodation.” Nathan Barnwell.

“A great week of training at a great venue, the weather was beautiful!” Sean Hunt.

“A brilliant resort, perfect for this time of year to be able to train outside in the sunshine!” Anneesh Jhalla.

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

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

 

For further information:

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


 

Dateline: 18th January 2019
Source: Desert Springs Resort
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: Surrey CCC Academy select Desert Springs for Pre-Season Warm Weather Cricket Training Camp

Surrey County Cricket Club have selected Desert Springs Resort to be the base for their Academy players to step up their preparations for the forthcoming 2019 season by completing a four (4) day warm weather training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy between Saturday 16th – Wednesday 20th February 2019.

The primary focus of the Surrey Academy & Performance Department is to promote the highest quality of performance on an individual and team basis in order to develop cricketers to play for Surrey and England.

The best players are then selected into the Pemberton Greenish Surrey CCC Academy from which 13 graduates are currently part of Surrey’s CCC professional staff.

The Surrey CCC Academy training camp will comprise eight (8) players between 16 – 19 years of age and three (3) coaches, 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.

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.

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 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:

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