Category Archives: Cricket Academy

Gary Kirsten Cricket India Update

Gary Kirsten Cricket India

With coach Ryan Van Niekerk 11 weeks ago, GKC partnered with Grassroots Sports in India as we look to expand GKC operations globally. It has been an exciting journey so far in a country with so much passion for cricket as we aim to provide a platform for all players to take their games up […]

Making Moves – Dan Moriarty

Dan Moriarty

Dan Moriarty left the shores of South Africa in seek of a new challenge and a learning experience to play cricket in the UK in April and at the midpoint in the season, the 19 year old is not only learning but excelling as well. Daniel attended Rondebosch Boys High School and represented Western Province […]

Coaches’ Corner

By Ryan Cook “Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise, seek what they sought” – Matsuo Basho The 17th century Japanese poet’s words reverberate in my head, as I watch a group of up and coming professional cricketers interact with some of the world’s best during a camp I attended recently. […]

GKC coaches making waves

Derek Kholi

Gary Kirsten Cricket coaches, Derek Mitchell and Kholekile Matikinca have been appointed by Western Province Cricket as U15A and U19A assistant coaches respectively. This marks a first inclusion into the provincial setup as coaches for both these aspiring individuals who have cultivated a special passion for the game and continue to share it with the […]

Bubbling Under – Harry Came

Harry Came

Wanting to take his game to the next level and develop his skills, 19 year old, Harry Came arrived at the Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy in November 2017 with some clear goals in mind. He recalls, “I wanted to work on my short ball strategy and playing through the off side. I also […]

A Seasoning of Pepper

Michael Pepper

On Saturday the 26th of May, Cambridge Cricket Club found themselves in all kinds of trouble at 52 for 3 against East Anglian Premier League rivals Bury St Edmunds. Michael Pepper, a 19 year old from Cambridge, was joined at the crease by his brother Chris and history was about to be made. After 52 […]

GKC India Talent Hunt Roundup

“It’s been absolutely amazing to witness the passion and energy around cricket here in India. Our talent hunt was held in 6 different cities, starting in Mumbai. We saw over 1500 youngsters and each kid had an opportunity to bat, bowl, field and catch to showcase their skills. Thirty six players were chosen to join […]

Gary Kirsten Cricket talent hunt in India

talent hunt

We have nearly completed all of the talent hunts around India, with just 1 to go in Pune on Monday the 21st of May. It’s been incredible to witness the excitement and passion around cricket in India. We have selected 6 players in each city so far and the talent has been mind blowing. “At […]

GKC partners with Abu Dhabi Cricket

Abu Dhabi Cricket

GKC has created another international base, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Cricket. Head Coach Oscar Nauhaus commented “We had a great response from children all over Abu Dhabi during our recent cricket camp with Abu Dhabi Cricket, which kicked off the GKC launch. The weather could easily have put the less committed and enthusiastic off […]