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

   

 

Winchester 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.

 

Winchester College Cricket Coaches, Paul Gover and James Burridge accompanied fourteen (14) players who completed bowling, batting and fielding practice as well as strength and conditioning training sessions, culminating in playing 4 games, as they stepped up their physical preparations for the 2017 season.

 

Winchester College Cricket Coach, Paul Gover commented:

“We have had a great trip and both the staff and the resort were fantastic.

The cricket facilities are excellent and the academy grounds staff were both extremely helpful and responsive, to the point of even switching the direction of the playing square.

We played 4 matches in 5 days coupled with extensive use of the practice nets!”

 

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

“The practice wicket facilities at the Cricket Academy were exceptional and the service we received throughout the resort was great!” Alec Younger

“Desert Springs provided both great facilities and gorgeous food.” Seb Byers

“The practice wicket facilities were simply fantastic and the food delicious!” James Passmore

Throughout the week we have been served great food and benefitted from excellent customer service from all of the resorts staff.” Tom Kidner

“The facilities at the Cricket Academy and throughout the resort are excellent. Our resort accommodation within the apartments was spacious and the resort staff were all very welcoming!” Kahan Shrivani

 

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.

 

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

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

 

Winchester College Cricket Coaches (Left) Paul Gover & (Right) James Burridge

 

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