Italy National Cricket Team Set To Visit Desert Springs for Pre-Season Warm Weather Cricket Training Camp


With the domestic cricket season drawing ever closer, the Italy National Cricket Team (Cricket Italia) will be stepping up their preparations for the 2019 campaign by completing a five (5) day warm weather pre-season training camp with scheduled competitive matches at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy between Wednesday 3rd – Monday 8th April 2019.

Italia Cricket are currently ranked 28th in the world by the International Cricket Council (ICC), and are ranked fifth amongst European non-Test teams and are scheduled to play their first T20I (T20 International) against Germany on 23rd May 2019 in the Netherlands.

The training camp will comprise seventeen (17) players 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, fielding drills, 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.

Cricket Italia shall compete against visiting UK side New Farnley Cricket Club in a series of three matches at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground during their stay. The first, a 50-Over match on Friday 5th April commencing at 10:30hrs. The second a T20 Match on Saturday 6th April commencing at 11.00hrs. and the last a T20 Match on Sunday 7th April commencing at 14:00hrs. Spectators are welcome!

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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 both El Torrente and the Crocodile Club restaurant.


For further information contact:

Nick Gaywood
+44 (0)7793 558 132