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Welcome to the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy

“It’s all about improving cricketers, identifying what each player needs to improve and
placing that player with the appropriate coach and program to make it happen.”

-Darren Lehmann

The Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy (DLCA) provides a Centre of Excellence for participants attending from all over the world. Our program provides a total life experience, not just a cricket one. The DLCA looks at your future within the game and provides guidance to improve and strive to achieve at your particular level. Players gain the benefit of utilising the South Australian Cricket Association's High Performance program

Since opening in 2005, the DLCA has hosted players from all over the world. Players such as Monty Panesar, Phil Mustard, Ajmal Shahzad, Samit Patel, Scott Borthwick, Joe Root, Alex Hales & James Hildreth are just some of the individuals who have benefitted from their time at the DLCA.

“Much of Panesar’s recent improvement is down to a visit to Darren Lehmann’s Academy in Australia specifically to work on his batting and fielding”.
-Simon Wilde, Sunday times

I think the DLCA has worked pretty well for us over the last few years. We sent Ajmal Shahzad there a few years back and he came back in tremendous shape. It has been a similar story with the likes of Oliver Hannon-Dalby, David Wainwright, Adam Lyth and now Joe Root.”
Andrew Gale, Yorkshire County Cricket Club Captain.

Players from the Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Scotland, Zimbabwe, India, the West Indies and Australia as well as ECB County players are regular DLCA students.

Latest Updates

Facebook  Oct 31, 2014 9:11 PM

Pics from Wednesdays competitive net session.

Facebook  Oct 30, 2014 3:58 PM

Jhatha Subbu who toured with the DLCA to the UK earlier in July this year, was named Player of the Tournament in the recent Asian Cricket Council U/16 Elite Cup played in Qatar.
Jhatha captain for his country Hong Kong narrowly missed out on winning the tournament, being beaten by title winners Afghanistan in the final game.
Jhatha was a solid performer with his leg spin on the DLCA UK tour, which saw him the outstanding bowler in the DLCA's final game against Yorkshire CCC Academy team. Yorkshires team included players that had played First Class, 2nd X1 and England underage rep cricket. Jhatha took 3/71 of 24 overs in the game.

Facebook  Oct 28, 2014 8:32 PM

Watch the latest from current DLCA scholar from Scotland Ben Wilkinson

Ben Wilkinson Vlog 5.0

Check out Ben Wilkinson's latest Vlog as he shows us what some of Adelaide has to offer.

Facebook  Oct 27, 2014 2:23 PM


The newly formed SCG Cricket – Triforce Super T/20 Cup gets underway on November 18 with fans to be treated to a feast of night cricket at Drummoyne Oval.

This newly established tournament sees four teams vying for supremacy leading into the upcoming season of the KFC T20 Big Bash League. The Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder will enter two Academy teams featuring cricketers from the newly aligned Sydney T20 tournament, both who are capable of filling supplementary spots for the BBL teams this season, as well as those the team selectors have an eye on developing over the coming years. This continues both Club’s commitment to further developing the BBL stars of the future through grassroots cricket.
The two remaining spots in the tournament will be filled by the Darren Lehmann Academy and Triforce Australia. Both will have a mix of experienced and established players to test the Sixers and Thunder Academy squads.

Players from Sydney, the ACT, Central Coast, Newcastle, England, South Australia and Illawarra are all being selected to play in this tournament.

The naming rights partner for the tournament will be Triforce Sports. The T/20 competition represents an additional pathway to a spot on the Sixers or Thunder supplementarylist for the upcoming BBL|04 tournament.

Each BBL club has six supplementary spots on its roster, and with injury, form, and national duty all playing a part across the season, the competition provides a legitimate pathway for aspiring cricketers.

Sixers General Manager Dom Remond says if a player from the new tournament makes it into a supplementary spot they’re every chance of playing on the big stage.

“This new T20 tournament represents a very clear pathway for those involved to be part of the Big Bash League,” he said. “Teams have six places on their supplementary lists and given we’ve required players from this list every season, there’s a good chance we’ll be calling on players again in BBL|04.”

Sydney Thunder General Manager Nick Cummins says : “The chance for players to now represent our Academy squad is another step in the right direction for the Sydney Thunder .” “The highly talented cricketers in the Thunder conference will get a chance to show their ability under lights on a stage that will hopefully prepare them for future seasons with the Thunder. “It is also a great chance for the clubs to nurture the cricketing talent in their local areas”.

SCG Cricket – Triforce Super T/20 Draw

• Game 1 – November 18 - Triforce Sports Australia v Sydney Sixers Academy

• Game 2 – November 20 - Sydney Sixers Academy v Sydney Thunder Academy

• Game 3 – November 25 - Darren Lehmann Academy v Sydney Thunder Academy

• Game 4 – November 26 - Darren Lehmann Academy v Sydney Sixers Academy

• Game 5 – November 27 - Darren Lehmann Academy v Triforce Sports Australia

• Game 6 – December 2 - Triforce Sports Australia v Sydney Thunder Academy

Pictured at the launch of the tournament
• Dan Smith – Triforce Australia Captain and former 1st Class player
• Tim Ley – Sydney Thunder Academy
• Jay Lenton – Sydney Sixers Academy
• Richard Jones – Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy and Warwickshire

Facebook  Oct 26, 2014 9:23 PM

1 week before the DLCA heads of for its Leadership Course in the Outback run by Leading Teams.
Here are some pics from last year. Players from last year included Surreys Matt Dunn, Gloucestershires David Payne, and Worcestershire duo Tom Fell and Tom Kohler-Cadmore.

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