Tuesday, February 13th, 2024


Worcestershire are returning to Desert Springs for a 10-day training camp early next month and Head Coach, Alan Richardson,  believes it will be a “hugely beneficial” exercise.

The players who have been training at New Road and Malvern throughout the winter will fly out to Spain on March 4.

It will give them the opportunity for some outdoor training at the complex for a second successive year before the entire squad, including the players who have been in action abroad this winter, all join up at Kidderminster in mid-March.

Richardson said: “We are going to Desert Springs from March 4 to 14. Just a great opportunity for those boys who are not playing overseas this winter.

“They get a chance to get 10 days practice outside before we get to Kidderminster in the middle of March.

“Last year was hugely beneficial and this year should be even better because we will know our way around, and know what we are dealing with.

“For the boys who have put in a hard slog in the winter, in the gym and at Malvern, it is a real opportunity for them to just takes thing on.

“It is a real nice stepping stone for the boys, to go from practicing for three months indoors, to going to a week outdoors where they can get used to that again.

“It is a change of scenery and having the grass under their feet again.”