Radley College Cricket Academy Complete 2017 Pre-Season Training Camp

Radley College Cricket academy players are now back in England having completed a successful four (4) days of warm weather pre-season cricket and fitness training between Monday 10th – Friday 14th April at Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course with its very own dedicated Cricket Academy, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.

Radley College Master in Charge of Cricket Simon Dalrymple and Cricket Professional Andrew Wagner, accompanied fourteen (14) players who completed bowling, batting and fielding practice as well as strength and conditioning training sessions, and competitive matches against fellow visiting groups such as Winchester College, as they stepped up their physical preparations for the 2017 season.



Radley College Master in Charge of Cricket Simon Dalrymple, commented:

“This was our first trip to Desert Springs Resort and we have been really pleasantly surprised with the quality of the experience.

Great apartment accommodation on resort, fantastic food and gorgeous weather, have allowed us to take advantage of the first-class net facilities at the Cricket Academy.

It was also brilliant to be able to play some competitive games against fellow visiting groups after 6-months preparing indoors!”


The training camp worked on a specific and carefully planned programme covering technical skills, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity.



Radley College players said of their pre-season training experience at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy:

“The standard of the grass nets at the Cricket Academy were just brilliant, thank you! Rory Betley

“Desert Springs has delivered great hospitality and food, thanks for a great week!” Caspar Muir

“What a beautiful resort, we had such a fantastic week!” Oliver Martyn-Hemphill

This has been such a brilliant tour and I can’t wait to come back next year!” Jack Folkstone

“The cricket facilities at the Cricket Academy are outstanding, thank you for a great week!” Harry Purton

To view the video of the Desert Springs Cricket Academy Click Here

The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately owned apartments and townhouses 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 the resorts Crocodile Club Restaurant.