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: Sunday 31st March – Thursday 4th April, Sunday 7th – Thursday 11th April and Sunday 14th – Thursday 18th April. 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
✓ Great weather & safe destination
✓ Range of downtime activities
✓ Direct flights & ground
✓ Sporta Tours team liaison
|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||31st March – 18th April|
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.
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
Ground packages from
- ✓ Based on 15 players with two free of charge staff
- ✓ Includes the “Typical Tour Inclusions”
- ✓ Competitive flight prices also available
- ✓ Special 3rd Party Tour Agent rates also available
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