Tag Archives: High Performance Academy

Hidde climbing the ladder

Hidde

The mountain goat, as he was endearingly nicknamed during his time at the GKC HPA in 2017 for his prowess climbing the peaks in Cape Town is now climbing the ladder in Dutch Cricket. After attending the High Performance Academy in South Africa two seasons ago, Hidde returned to the Netherlands to fulfill an internship […]

Ben Bounces Back

Ben Curran

Upon arriving the shores of Cape Town in January 2018. Ben Curran’s cricketing career seemed to be on a knife edge. After joining Wellington College to complete his education, he found himself playing for the U17s and 2nd XI cricket for Surrey. Since then he was contracted to the MCC Young Cricketers and trialing at […]

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 […]

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 […]

David Lloyd starts the season with a bang

David Lloyd

Twenty five year old, David Lloyd, who scored his maiden first-class hundred in 2016, scored another century for Glamorgan this weekend, this time a career best of 119 against Gloucestershire. David was one of three players sent from Glamorgan CCC to join GKC in Cape Town for the 2018 High Performance Academy. As an allrounder, […]

Guest Coaches Join GKC HPA

Cricket ball

The 2017/2018 Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy has got underway after a well deserved break over the festive season. Cricketers from around the world have descended on Cape Town for the programme which is designed to prepare athletes for the first-class game. The four-month long programme is run by Gary Kirsten as well as […]

High Performance Academy Enters Exciting Second Phase

Phase two of the GKC High Performance Academy got underway on 9 January with after a two-week break during the festive season. Six more players have joined the Ryan Cook led programme which offers exclusive interactions with Kirsten and other top coaches as well as one-on-ones with world renowned professionals from a variety of different […]

High Performance Academy Shifts Gears

The second phase of the Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy is up and running after a two-week break during the festive season. Six more players have joined the Ryan Cook led programme which offers exclusive interactions with Kirsten and other top coaches as well as one-on-ones with world renowned professionals from a variety of […]

GKC Ready for Fresh Challenges in 2017

Gary Kirsten Cricket

This year promises to be a thrilling one at Gary Kirsten Cricket. GKC has some major plans both locally and internationally in 2017. Most of all we are looking forward to once again mentoring and improving the skills of some of the most promising young cricketers. “Welcome to 2017. I wish everyone a prosperous and […]