Blake Gutsche will tour India with the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy (DLCA) in a couple of weeks, when 12 months ago he broke Darren Lehmanns record for the youngest double centurion in Grade Cricket, at the age of 17 years and 29 days.
Blake will tour India on a Lord Taverners Scholarship, which is to give disadvantaged cricketers, in the case of Gutsche, travelling regularly from the Yorke Peninsula in regional South Australia. The Lord Taverners last year sponsored Ayden Baptista-McGregor, who this year played for the South Australian U/19s.
Of his heroic knock, “I was over the moon to do that,’’ said Gutsche, who models his game on Australian star David Warner.
“To make such a big score was terrific but to help the team win was the most important part for me.
“To break his record is amazing, I’m really chuffed,’’ said of breaking Lehmanns record, who is currently in India, as Coach of the Australian Team.
The DLCA arrives in Delhi, India on the 7th April, to play local teams in Delhi and Mumbai.