Following their inaugural and successful visit in 2019, Surrey County Cricket Club have selected Desert Springs Resort to be the base for The Pemberton Greenish Surrey CCC Academy players to step up their preparations for the forthcoming 2020 season by completing a four (4) day warm weather training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy between Saturday 15th – Wednesday 19th February.
Led by Academy Director Gareth Townsend, the primary focus of the Surrey Academy & Performance Department is to promote the highest quality of performance on an individual and team basis in order to develop cricketers to play for Surrey and England.
Some of the cricketers to have emerged through the Surrey County Cricket Club Academy and Performance Programme in recent years include Rory Burns, Ollie Pope and Jason Roy.
The Performance Department is responsible for talent identification and development of young cricketers within Surrey and overseas Performance Courses, District Cricket and County Age Group (CAG) cricket from which the most talented of these cricketers’ progress into the Emerging Players Programme.
The best players are then selected into the Pemberton Greenish Surrey CCC Academy from which 13 graduates are currently part of Surrey’s County Cricket Club’s professional staff.
The Surrey CCC Academy training camp will comprise nine (9) players between 16 – 19 years of age and three (3) 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.
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 and Gym at the Sierras Sports Club.
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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 El Torrente Restaurant.
For further information contact:
+34 647 414 899
The Desert Springs Cricket Ground which shall be utilised by Surrey CCC Academy during their pre-season training camp