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.
Since opening in 2005, the DLCA has hosted players from all over the world. The DLCA has seen 19 International players, and 100+ First Class players progress through the program. Players such as Monty Panesar, Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Samit Patel, Scott Borthwick, Joe Root, Alex Hales & Liam Plunkett are just some of the individuals who have benefitted from their time at the DLCA.
The Academy run a number of programs that are an extension of the International High Performance Program, that follow the same philosophies, coaches and structures that include International Tours, Gap Year Program, Winter Program, and Regional Camps. These different programs allow cricketers of different levels and ages to improve their games that generally is only accessed by a chosen few.
Using current Australian Coach Darren Lehmann’s approach to the game, the DLCA has proven to be very successful at developing cricketers of all ages and abilities from around the world. Our aim is about developing individuals to reach their potential, and building the foundation to allow that to happen.
“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, USA, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Zimbabwe, India, the West Indies and Australia as well as ECB County players are regular DLCA students.