Northern Cricket Union (NCU) will be stepping up their preparations for the 2023 season by completing a ten (10) day warm weather pre-season training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground and Academy between Friday 10th – Sunday 20th February 2023.
The aim of the NCU is to promote and improve cricket generally in Northern Ireland among men and women, boys and girls, the able-bodied and the disabled. To further this aim the NCU are visiting Desert Springs Resort with two academy squads; Boys U12-U14 and Girls U15-U18. The NCU training camp will comprise twenty-four (24) players and ten (10) 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, bowling and batting, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity.
During their stay NCU will undertake grass net practice which will take place at the Cricket Academy and combine with Surrey CCC Academy Girl’s and Hampstead Cricket Club to take part in match simulations. In addition to this strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work will be completed at the Cricket Ground and Gym at the Sierras Sports Club.
The players and coaches will be accommodated in some of the privately-owned Apartments and townhouses 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 the Crocodile Club Restaurant
To view the video of the Desert Springs Cricket Academy Click Here