The West End Redbacks today (September 22) take their 2003 pre-season training to Mildura, for a week-long training camp, in their last off-site session before the season begins.
The Redbacks will spend several hours this afternoon in fieldings drills, before playing a one-day game tomorrow (Tuesday), which will be broken up into two 20 over sessions per side.
Wednesday will again see the squad undertake fielding work, before playing another 40 over game on Thursday.
Coach Wayne Phillips says the aim of this week is to work on the style of how the Redbacks will play their cricket.
"After months of fitness and specialist skills sessions, we will this week transfer those skills to the field to work on the style and culture of how the Redbacks play their cricket."
"The week is about how the boys will work together on the field. They've all got the skills needed for first-class cricket, so this week we will bring those skills together in a match setting."
"Mildura was the perfect choice for the camp, not only for its excellent weather, but we also have a close association with the town, with both Jamie Siddons and Mark Cleary moving to Adelaide from Mildura in the past year."
The Redbacks return to Adelaide Friday (September 26) afternoon, with only four weeks to go until their first match of the season on October 24, in Perth against the Western Warriors in an ING Cup one-day game.