Phillip Defreitas, or ‘Daffy’ as he is more commonly known, is widely respected as one of the finest professional cricketers to have competed in the domestic game, retiring after an astonishing twenty consecutive seasons having reached the rare double of 10,000 first class runs and 1,000 wickets.
He arguably achieved every cricketing goal possible over his career, playing for Lancashire and captaining both Leicestershire and Derbyshire. He played cricket regularly for England between 1986 and 1996 and acquired a reputation as one of England’s finest all-rounders.
After a long and distinguished International and County career Phil Defreitas is ‘giving back’ to cricket as a Cricket Coach with ‘Next Generation Cricket Development’ which embraces a wide range of cricket activity, and between Friday 14th – Tuesday 18th February, Phil will be visiting Desert Springs Resort to impart his knowledge and experience to a lucky group of ambitious cricketing youngsters.
The players 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.
Grass net practice will take place at the Cricket Academy. 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 coach 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 El Torrente Restaurant.