With the domestic cricket season drawing ever closer, twenty (20) members of Charterhouse School Cricket, accompanied by four (4) coaching staff are now back in England having completed a successful 5-day pre-season training camp between Monday 9th and Saturday 14th April at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy.
Charterhouse Director of Cricket Martin Bicknell and three (3) members of Charterhouse School Coaching Staff accompanied Twenty (20) players who completed bowling, batting and fielding practice as well as strength and conditioning training sessions and competitive matches on the new cricket ground, as they stepped up their physical preparations for the upcoming 2018 season.
Charterhouse School Director of Cricket, Martin Bicknell commented:
“Desert Springs provides World Class facilities only two hours away by plane with exceptional staff!”
The Charterhouse squad also benefited from two (2) days use of the new Cricket Ground at Desert Springs, incorporating two competitive fixtures against the Rowse Academy XI who were also at the resort for their own pre-season preparations during the same period.
Charterhouse School Director of Sport, Nicholas Beasant commented:
“Desert Springs is a sensational venue with excellent facilities and service. All of the staff really understand your needs, and nothing is too much to ask. Thank you so much.”
Charterhouse players remarked of their pre-season training experience at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy:
“I really enjoyed the trip. The cricket and resort facilities were excellent, thank you!” Nick Payne (Aged 15yrs.)
“Resort accommodation and all of the facilities are truly excellent, thank you!” George Barlow (Aged 18yrs.)
“Desert Springs Resort is an excellent place to come and stay in order to prepare for the season ahead. Wonderful facilities and beautiful weather!” David Campbell (Aged 17yrs.)
The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately-owned apartments 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 Crocodile Club Restaurant.
Charterhouse School Cricket Academy Pre-Season Training Camp at Desert Springs Resort
Charterhouse School Nets Practice Session at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy