BetweenMonday 09th– Friday 13th April, Malvern College will be stepping up their preparations for their 2018 cricket campaign by attending a four (4) day pre-season training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy.
Malvern College located in Malvern, Worcestershire, is a co-educational full boarding and day school for pupils aged 13-18. Founded in 1865, Malvern is set in a beautiful 250-acre campus, which offers first-class facilities to its pupils.
Malvern College has strong links with Worcestershire CCC, with many of their cricket scholars involved with either the Worcestershire Academy Programme or Emerging Players Programmes. Tom Kohler-Cadmore (OM 2009-2013) recently signed with Yorkshire CCC having been with Worcestershire CCC and Ben Twohig (OM 2011-2015) also signed professional terms with Worcestershire CCC.
The team training camp will comprise Twenty-Two (22) players, all of whom will be spending their time completing numerous training sessions each day, accompanied by Three (3) coaching staff.
Grass net practice, both bowling and batting will take place at the Cricket Academy, along with strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work.
The squad will also benefit from use of the new Cricket Ground at Desert Springs, incorporating specific practice sessions involving; throw downs, slip catch training and fielding exercises as well as match simulations.
Accommodation for the players and coaches is in some of the privately-owned apartments, townhouses and pueblo villas at Desert Springs Resort normally reserved for holidays and short breaks and the resort’s executive chef will be on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the resort’s Crocodile Club Restaurant.