New Farnley Cricket Club Set To Visit Desert Springs for Pre-Season Warm Weather Cricket Training Camp


Between Thursday 4th – Monday 8th April, New Farnley Cricket Club will be stepping up their preparations for the 2019 cricket campaign by attending a four (4) day warm weather pre-season training camp with scheduled competitive matches at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy.

New Farnley Cricket Club was established in 1952 and is based at the Barry Jackson Ground in New Farnley Village Leeds. The cricket club supports a 1st XI, 2nd XI & 3rd XI senior teams, juniors age group teams from U.9’s to U.15’s and a Sunday social team.  The first and second teams are in Division 1 of the JCT 600 Bradford League.

The training camp will comprise twenty (20) players and four (4) 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.

New Farnley Cricket Club shall compete against the Italy National Cricket Team who are also at Desert Springs for a training camp during the same period, 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 14:00hrs. Spectators are welcome!

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 both El Torrente and the Crocodile Club restaurant.


For further information contact:

Nick Gaywood
+44 (0)7793 558 132