Bear Cricket Women's University T20 Invitational

After the huge success of our Pre Season Training camp out to Desert Springs with the Leeds Beckett University Cricket Team, where 22 cricketing students played 2 x T20’s on the internationally recognised cricket oval, trained hard in the ECB specification net facilities, were put through their paces in the elite performance strength and conditioning centre and spent time winding down on the picturesque golf course. We have the privilege to announce that we have been given the rights to run the first annual Bear Cricket Women’s University T20 Tournament.

The tournament will consist of 4 teams competing in a round robin format thus guaranteeing each team will play a minimum of three games of white ball cricket. When you are not playing you will get use of the grass net facilities and training pitch including an artificial wicket to hone in your skills in order to get yourselves ready for the upcoming season.

The elite performance strength and conditioning centre can be made available throughout the week (surchage may apply) for athletes to continue their winter strength programmes. There are also steam room and sauna facilities available to help with your recovery after a days play, you can also get a discount on any spa treatments & sports massages you may need throughout the week.

Finally as you are booked on to the University T20 Invitational you get a discount to play on the top of the range golf course, perfect if you are playing in the morning game to then spend the afternoon having a round with your team mates.

On the last evening BBQ or trip to the local bars can be arranged for all the participating teams in the competition which will give everyone a chance to have a beer and get to know one another, which is what playing the game of cricket is all about!


Women's University T20

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Women's University T20

Half Board


Women's University T20

Bed and Breakfast


The time spent at Desert Springs with Bear Cricket Tours was an unbelievable time for myself and the squad, the standard of coaching we received was extremely impressive alongside the analytical data that was also provided by the team. Both the coaching and analytics made us able to see our individual and team performances from a variety of perspectives that would rarely be offered through club cricket or normal coaching. The facilities on offer were world class, with the nets offering something for both bowlers and batsmen which in turn really improved peoples games adapting to different conditions. With the opportunity coming around again in 2020 I would highly recommend Bear Cricket Tours to any university cricketer as well as club cricketers, great team bonding tour. Memories that will last a lifetime.

Jack Wilson (Leeds Beckett University Chairman 2018-19) Leeds Beckett University Pre-Season Tour 2019

I can honestly say it was one of my better sporting experiences, as somebody who loves and has a genuine passion for the sport of cricket, Desert Springs offered outstanding playing facilities, whether that be for net practices or for games, despite my lack of runs scored on the tour it was a pleasure to have played there with some good friends. The resort was brilliant, it offered everything we wanted as players, great living facilities, a modern gym and also very good food and an outstanding golf course which was great fun to use on our last day at the resort! Reflecting back I can say hand on heart it was fully worth the time and money to visit Desert Springs and I will be returning with Bear cricket and Leeds Beckett next year, I thoroughly enjoyed my time in every sense.

Jake Pearson Leeds Beckett University Pre-Season Tour 2019

Desert Springs Resort is Europe's only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course with its very own dedicated Cricket Ground and Academy, in Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain. We enjoy working with Bear Cricket Tours to create and deliver bespoke tournament and training camps for them and their cricketers. Bear Cricket join a long list of visitors including the England Ashes Squad and ODI team, ECB High Performance groups, First Class Counties, Academies, Premier League clubs, Universities and Schools who have benefitted from using our first-class match ground with an 18 wicket square and the Academy training ground with 24 grass nets and an artificial wicket as well as the fully equipped gym. All available for 12 months of the year due to our unique micro climate and just 2 hours 20 minutes flight from the UK. A perfect venue for pre- season and in -season training and match play. As all of our clients are housed and fed on resort organising and managing a cricket event is always straight forward with all the options you need at your finger tips! We look forward to hosting more Bear Cricket events

Nick Gaywood (Desert Springs Cricket Services Manager)

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