Lehmann signs on for Yorkshire stint

Lehmann will follow in his father’s footsteps who achieved legendary status at the club, leading them to their famous County Championship title in 2001.

“The experience of playing first-class cricket in another country is an opportunity that I just couldn’t turn down – a lot of players don’t get to do that at my age,” Lehmann said.

“To be able to go over there and get the opportunity will help further my development.”

Jake will leave Australia A camp in favour of gaining invaluable English experience heading into the 2016/17 Sheffield Shield season.

“It’s been brilliant up here (in Brisbane) and again I’ve been learning from some of the best in Australia,” he said.

“It’ll be the same heading to Yorkshire – they have players that have played Test cricket and to see the way they prepare and the tactics they use will be great to bring back.”

West End Redbacks Head Coach Jamie Siddons said it was a fantastic opportunity for Jake to bring an edge back to the Redbacks ahead of the 2016/17 Sheffield Shield season.

“It’s exciting for him to be going over there and playing under a different sort of pressure at his age,” he said.

“We’re in a really good period where we have five or six players in Australia A camp and could also do a very good job over in England, as we’ve seen with Travis already.

“We’re excited that Jake will be able to return ahead of our Sheffield Shield season with a few more strings in his bow which is what you want from every pre-season.”

Jake is expected to begin his Yorkshire career under Adelaide Strikers coach Jason Gillespie in their four-day match against Lancashire on the weekend. 

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