Ten (10) members of Hursley Park Girls U’18 cricket team accompanied by four (4) coaching staff are now back in the UK having completed a successful five (5) day training camp between Friday 22nd – Wednesday 27th October at Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course with its very own ICC accredited Cricket Ground, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.
Sandrine Dibden of the coaching staff remarked of Desert Springs Resort and the training camp;
“We had such a fantastic stay at Desert Springs Resort and were well looked after. The apartments are amazing, and everything exceeded our expectations. Nick was ever so helpful, making our stay even more enjoyable.”
The focus of the training camp was to provide an opportunity for the players to both work seriously on their batting, bowling & fielding skills as well as their fitness levels.
Grass net practice, both bowling and batting took place at the Cricket Academy. Out-field practice, match simulations, throw downs, strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work was completed at the Cricket Ground.
The girls competed in T20 matches against Torre Pachecho CC and Granada CC, as well as spending their time training at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy. During their downtime they benefited from the use of the leisure facilities at the Sierra Sports Club and explored the region with their families on a day off.
The players, coaches and their families were accommodated in some of the privately-owned Apartments 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.
Hursley Park Girls U’18 cricket team
The Desert Springs Cricket Ground utilised by Hursley Park U’18 Girls Cricket Team
Hursley Park U’18 Girls Cricket Team training at Desert Springs Cricket Ground