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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.”
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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  Sep 28, 2014 9:36 PM

Six players that have been DLCA scholars have been picked in the Winter England Performance.
Four players will go to Sri Lanka as a batting and spin bowling group, and 2 bowlers go to South Africa in the fast bowlers group.
To Sri Lanka are Sam Billings (Kent), Adam Lyth (Yorkshire), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire), and Jason Roy (Surrey).
To South Africa Matthew Dunn (Surrey), and Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire)
This is on top of pair Joe Root and Alex Hales picked in the 16 man squad to Sri Lanka.



Facebook  Sep 22, 2014 10:19 AM

With Yorkshire winners of the Div 1 Championship the fight is on for Div 2 and promotion and relegation between the 2 divisions.
Last weeks dominant performances in Division 1 from former scholars, saw centuries from James Hildreth batting for Somerset making 182 v Middlesex, and Scott Borthwick make 136 for Durham v Northants.
Alex Hales made 57 for Notts v Sussex, with Lewis Hatchett putting in a strong performance for Sussex in the game with 4/99.
In Division 2 Kent pair Daniel Bell-Drummond and Sam Billings made 153 and 92 respectively against Hampshire.
Jason Roy continued his good form for Surrey making 81 against Derbyshire.
Leicestershire duo Dan Redfern and Rob Taylor were few shining lights in their against Essex, with 54 and 5/67 respectively.
The last round of games begins this week.



Facebook  Sep 18, 2014 6:35 PM

England & Wales Cricket Board scholars to be sent to the DLCA will be revealed shortly. In a program that has seen the likes of England players Joe Root, Scott Borthwick, and recently Jason Roy, multiple century scorer this year for Championship team Yorkshire Adam Lyth, England Lions debutante a couple of months ago Ravi Patel, see a new crop of talented players are about to head to the DLCA.
The players will train and play in Adelaide, and follow in the footsteps of 12 players that have progressed into International & 80 into First Class Cricket.



Facebook  Sep 13, 2014 11:27 PM

FORMER SCHOLARS WIN DIV ONE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Former scholars Adam Lyth, Joe Root,and Liam Plunkett are part of the Yorkshire team that has just won the Division One Championship for the first time in 13 years. The Tykes won their 31st title.
Yorkshire opener Adam Lyth backed up his 251 in the previous game with 122 v Notts and his 6th ton of the season.
Other former scholars that have done well in the last round of games was Scott Borthwick scoring his second century of the season with 176 v Middlesex.
Lancashire's Luke Procter made 81 v Sussex,Oliver Hannon-Dalby took 4-57 for Warwickshire v Northants.
Leicestershire duo Ned Eckersley made 119 and Greg Smith 103 v Gloucestershire as they amassed 565.
Worcestershire batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore made 51 in their game v Surrey, and Surrey batsmen Jason Roy made 103, and Rory Burns made 91 in the same game.



Facebook  Sep 08, 2014 9:58 PM

Jason Roy became the 12th former DLCA scholar to play International Cricket debuting for England against India in their T20 International.



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