Essex and Surrey Seniors Cricket Club have now returned to the UK after completing a successful three (3) days of competitive cricket in the Autumn Senior’s Festival at Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course with its very own ICC accredited Cricket Ground, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.
Essex Seniors CC competed in a bilateral series comprising a T20 on Saturday 2nd, T30 on Sunday 3rd and a T40 match on Tuesday 5th October against Surrey Seniors CC.
Ivan Minter, Essex Seniors CC Tour Organiser commented:
“We had a great time and would love to come back, hopefully in February 2022. My team agreed that it was a good place to tour and my choice was vindicated!”
Essex Seniors CC players said of their experience at Desert Springs Resort:
“A game of enjoyable cricket followed by a swim in the pool. What is not to like!”
“An excellent venue for cricket followed by good food and company.”
“The cricket facility is excellent, and the golf course was in great condition. Our liaison officer was friendly and efficient.”
David Sowe, Surrey Seniors CC Tour Organiser commented:
“My second trip to Desert Springs was another enjoyable five days. Three games of cricket on a first-class cricket ground. I will be back again.”
Surrey Seniors CC players said of their experience at Desert Springs Resort:
“A most enjoyable week both on and off the field. I would highly recommend the location for anyone planning a future tour. Many thanks to Desert Springs and to the organisers.”
“The cricket facilities are very good. Ideal for a pre-season or post season tour.”
“Excellent all-round facilities for a most enjoyable tour. Good cricket, golf and social opportunities. Will definitely be back!”
Accommodation for the players was in some of the privately-owned apartments at Desert Springs Resort normally reserved for holidays and short breaks and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the resort’s El Torrente Restaurant.
To view the video of the Desert Springs Cricket Academy Click Here