Cricket

Yorkshire sign Darren Lehmann's son

2016-08-09 18:33
Darren Lehmann (Getty)

London - English county champions Yorkshire have signed Jake Lehmann, the son of Australia coach Darren Lehmann, until the end of the season.

Yorkshire brought in Lehmann to replace Travis Head after the batsman was ruled out of the remainder of the English domestic season following his late call-up to the Australia one-day squad in Sri Lanka.

Lehmann, whose father Darren scored 14 100 runs across all formats during a successful spell with Yorkshire, will be available to play in the remaining six County Championship fixtures as Jason Gillespie's side look to retain the title.

The 24-year-old is due to fly from Adelaide on Wednesday in time to make his debut against local rivals Lancashire at Old Trafford on Saturday after playing for Australia A against South Africa.

Yorkshire head coach Gillespie played with Lehmann senior for both Australia and South Australia and he expects Jake to prove a valuable addition to the squad.

"Getting a player of quality is always difficult at this stage of the season, but we're delighted to secure the services of Jake," Gillespie said.

"Cricket Australia were fantastic to deal with and coordinating with South Australia went fantastically well and we were able to arrange for Jake to come over.

"He's a great kid, gives the ball a whack and has shown good nous and awareness. Having worked with him at the Strikers he'll fit in to the changing room too, as all our players do."

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