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New DLCA coaching group
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New DLCA coaching group

New DLCA coaching group Left to right: Sean Baker, Peter Muggleton, Darren Lehmann, Mark Harrity, Brad Young and Mark Cosgrove   A new season calls for a new coaching lineup. The DLCA welcomes Mark Harrity (third from left) as the new Head Coach, succeeding Shaun Seigert who had previously lead the academy for 15 years.…

Darren Lehmann and the 2018/19 High Performance Program players
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2018/19 High Performance Program Launch

2018/19 High Performance Program Launch The DLCA High Performance Program kicked off for the 2018/19 season this week! After long haul flights from the other side of the world, players arrived in Adelaide over the weekend from Scotland, England and Barbados. The group were hosted by Darren at a welcome dinner on Sunday night, where…

Ben Wilkinson
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From Scotland to a Cricket World Cup – Ben Wilkinson

From Scotland to a Cricket World Cup – Ben Wilkinson It is not every day you hear the words Cricket World Cup and Scotland in the same sentence. But for Ben Wilkinson, making the 2015 U19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh was everything. And it is was a dream he achieved. Wilkinson arrived at the…

Liam Plunkett at the DLCA
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Plunkett reinvents his game at the DLCA

Plunkett reinvents his game at the DLCA Liam Plunkett was dubbed one of England’s most talented and successful bowlers in the early 2000s. The year is 2005 and Plunkett is Durham’s leading wicket taker and made his Test and ODI debuts for England in their tour  of Pakistan. The right arm pace bowler is sending…

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Tsunami survivor Chathuranga De Silva capitalises on DLCA experience

Tsunami survivor Chathuranga De Silva capitalises on DLCA experience Chathuranga De Silva will tonight represent Colombo in their top of the table clash against Dambulla in the Super Provincial T20 tournament,  but he considers himself lucky just to be alive. In December 2004, the all-rounder and his teammates in a Sri Lankan provincial side had…

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A man born to lead

A man born to lead Alex Wakely, or ‘Wakers’ as he is commonly called has been a shining light for the County cricket system. Breaking through as a talented junior, Wakely represented England U19’s and captained them in the 2008 World Cup. The following year he brought his skillset to the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy…

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The first American cricketer – Texas to Adelaide

The first American cricketer – Texas to Adelaide   He is among the fast bowling cartel…from Texas. It is not every day you hear of a young Pakistani born American plying his trade in the cricket world. In a country obsessed with baseball, Shuja Naqvi, 22, was the first American player to attend the Darren…

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DLCA scholars feature in Ireland A vs Bangladesh A – ODI series

DLCA scholars feature in Ireland A vs Bangladesh A – ODI series A series composed of ODI matches, Ireland and Bangladesh sent their A squads to face off in a closely contested tournament. As hosts, Ireland would play Bangladesh in matches spread between Wicklow and Dublin. Despite being listed as an unofficial ICC tournament, both…

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DLCA in the Caribbean Premier League

DLCA in the Caribbean Premier League   In search of taking their game to the next level, West-Indian cricketers Kavem Hodge (2010/11), Hayden Walsh (2011/12) and most recently Chemar Holder (2017/18 – pictured) have attended the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy (DLCA). All three Caribbean players immediately made an impact in Adelaide, impressing the DLCA coaching…

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Jamie Porter – DLCA international scholar No. 23?

  Jamie Porter – DLCA international scholar No. 23?     In the 2012/13 English off-season, the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy welcomed Jamie Porter, a raw 19 year-old right-arm pace bowler into it’s High Performance Academy. The Essex based seam bowler would go on to return home and take 36 wickets at 24.94 for MCC Young…