With the domestic cricket season drawing ever closer, Lancashire County Cricket Club (LCCC) are now stepping up their preparations for the 2019 campaign, having completed the first of two separate four (4) day warm weather training camps at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy.
Between Wednesday 6th – Sunday 10th February, Glen Chapple (LCCC Head Coach) and Sam Byrne (LCCC Team Physio), accompanied eight (8) players who completed bowling, batting and fielding practice as well as strength and conditioning training sessions 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.
LCCC Head Coach Glen Chapple commented: “We have enjoyed another fantastic training camp at Desert Springs. It is so very beneficial to our players to be able to spend all their time outdoors using top quality facilities at this time of year!”
The training camp worked on a specific and carefully planned programme using the academy facilities and training on the cricket ground, covering technical skills, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity.
Lancashire CCC players said of their pre-season training experience at Desert Springs Resort:
“Great facilities and food to get the lads ready for the first-class season. Perfect conditions to test both bat and ball and push the players to perform their best.” Richard Gleeson
“I have had a great few days. Top facility, lovely staff and fantastic food.” Matthew Parkinson
“Awesome Resort! Thoroughly enjoyed myself, thank you very much for having us.” Robert Jones
“Healthy food all week to keep us well fueled. The facilities were very good to get high quality training.” Saquid Mahmood
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The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately-owned villas and apartments 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 El Torrente Restaurant.
Lancashire CCC will be returning to Desert Springs between Wednesday 27th February – Sunday 3rd March to complete their second pre-season training camp in readiness for the forthcoming season.
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Lancashire CCC Pre-Season Winter Training Camp at Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy
Lancashire CCC Batsman practice taking place at the grass wickets at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy
Lancashire CCC ‘Bowl Through’ training session taking place at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground
Lancashire CCC Strength and Conditioning Gym session at the Sierra Sports Club