The off-season is a busy time for cricketers with winter schedules seeing them come and go to different parts of the globe. The squad returned to action in Chelmsford last week and are now fully into the day-to-day training ahead of the 2017 season, which begins in April. Many of the team are still overseas, such as Dan Lawrence and Callum Taylor in Australia, Kishen Velani in New Zealand and James Foster, who is currently coaching with Cricket Scotland in the Desert T20 Challenge.
The likes of Nick Browne, Jamie Porter, Varun Chopra and Matt Dixon have chosen to spend their winters in the UK to recuperate after a long and arduous season, and are now honing their skills for coming months. Two players in particular have been preparing for overseas tours with England, as Tom Westley (Lions) and Aaron Beard (Under 19s) will soon be jetting off to Sri Lanka and India, respectively.
The 2017 season is approaching and you can catch all the action by becoming a 2017 Member. Packages are on sale now from just £170 for Adults and £20 for Under 18s. Join today in time to have first choice of the discounted NatWest T20 Blast tickets, which go on sale to Members from Saturday 4 February! Find out more information on 2017 Membership packages – here.
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