European ARCH Cricket Tournament

The European ARCH Cricket Tournament for schools is an exciting new tournament taking place Easter 2019 at the newly expanded cricket facilities at the Desert Springs Resort in Andalucia, Spain.

Its T20 concept offers a superb short haul alternative to the established ARCH tournament in the UAE which established in 2006 and is now recognised as the largest international cricket tournament for schools.

The European ARCH features U13, U15 and U19 categories and will take place over three consecutive weeks during Easter 2019. It has been designed to provide a great pre-season tournament option and squad development opportunity with warm weather training and competitive cricket at an extremely competitive price.

We have partnered with the Desert Springs resort in Spain to ensure a first-class home with newly developed cricket facilities, including a new ground ground with an 18-wicket square constructed to ECB standards and specifications. A marquee pavilion, sightscreens, scoreboard, sprint strips and associated facilities have also been created.

We offer a ground package priced from £650pp and an inclusive package which includes direct flights which is available from £750pp.

Who competes in the ARCH Tournament?

Following the concept of our highly successful ARCH Tournament in the UAE, the European ARCH is an international event. We welcome schools from across the UK and overseas for friendly, close-matched competition and warm-weather training.

What is the objective of the ARCH Tournament?

The European ARCH Cricket Tournament offers schools an excellent pre-season tournament option and squad development opportunity with warm-weather training and competitive cricket. With an extremely competitive package price we believe it offers exceptional value.

When are the next ARCH Tournaments?

The first European ARCH Tournament takes place Easter 2019 in the Desert Springs Resort in Spain. The Abu Dhabi ARCH Tournament for schools in the UAE also takes place every Easter.  Please Contact Us to discuss a package:

The European ARCH

  Newly developed cricket facilities

       of the Desert Springs Resort

U13, U15 & U19 categories

 Well-matched competition

 ECB ACO umpires

 Online scorecards & stats

 Accommodation in the on-site

       Cricket Residence 

  Great weather & safe destination

 Range of downtime activities 

  Direct flights & ground


 Sporta Tours team liaison 

Month Event Age Group Location Dates
Easter 2018 ARCH Trophy & Cup U15s & U19s UAE 29th March – 6th April
Easter 2019 ARCH Trophy & Cup U15s & U19s UAE 5th April – 13th April
Easter 2019 European ARCH U13s, U15s & U19s Spain Dates tbc

Find out more

Sporta Tours offer comprehensive ARCH packages for both the European and UAE events. In addition to tournament entry, we include direct flights and all ground transportation, accommodation, plus Sporta Tours team liaison and use of a local mobile phone from the moment you touch down to departure. We can also tailor itineraries to feature varied cultural, fun and educational activities to help schools get the most from their time on tour.

Contact for more details. And you can learn more about the Abu Dhabi School ARCH tournament here.

First class destination & venue

The Desert Springs Resort in Andalucia, south east Spain, has further developed its Cricket Academy which opened in 2013. The new facilities provide a year-round training and competition destination for international squads, academies, schools and clubs, and have been jointly funded by Desert Springs Resort and Matt Root, father of England Test Captain Joe Root.

Typical Tour Inclusions

  5 day / 4 night tour at Desert Springs Resort

  Excellent quality accommodation

 ARCH tournament entry

 Match food and water

 All ground transportation

 Airport ‘meet and greet’ service

 Dedicated Sporta Tours team liaison

 Use of a local mobile phone 

 Varied downtime activities

“An amazing experience – many thanks to Sporta Tours for organising it and realising some dreams for our U15 boys.”

Scott Boswell, 2017

Director of Cricket, Trent College

“Sporta Tours represents outstanding value for money and ticks every box.”

George Houghton, 2017 

Housemaster & Teacher of PE & Games, Wellingborough School

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