Category Archives: Cricket Academy

The Wagging Tail

Foakes

Ben Foakes, on debut, batting at number 7 for England against Sri Lanka raises his bat for his Maiden Test match century. What makes this even more remarkable is the fact he walked in at 103 for 5. 202 balls later he is dismissed as last man out for a “match winning” 107, the score, […]

Slip ups

cricket ball

It has been said that there is no such thing as an easy slip catch and those who have stood there; be it reluctantly or as an able and willing volunteer can testify to this. However, I was taken-a-back a few months ago when during the recent England vs India Test series the commentators discussed […]

The Modern Batsman

wickets

Much has been said about the nature of cricket changing with new formats and rule changes, but what does this mean for batsman who are learning the game and trying to make a career from this dynamic game. Should we stick to the tried and tested methods of textbook technique or embrace a new manual […]

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 […]

GKC Netherlands Roadshow 2018

KNCB

Gary Kirsten Cricket recently completed another High Performance Camp in the Netherlands. This is the third year running that GKC has been hosted by the Flamingo’s and the KNCB. As always it was an enjoyable week spent with cricketers and coaches sharing knowledge in the name of progress and improvement. The first 2 days saw […]

Optimistic Oscar sets his sights

Abu Dhabi

Oscar Nauhaus, The GKC Head Coach in Abu Dhabi is looking forward to his next permanent stint with Zayed Cricket Academy. Nauhaus (30) is no stranger to the region having served terms in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka prior to this post which started last year in November. This experience, along with his vast coaching […]

Dream Season – Miguel Machado

Miguel Machado

Miguel Machado arrived at the GKC High Performance Academy in November 2017 with the motivation to deepen the understanding of his game and explore his potential as a cricketer. Fast forward to July 2018 and the Frinton-on-sea Cricketer not only has made his debut for the club 1st XI but now sits 4th on the […]

Head coach Ryan Cook named as new Bangladesh fielding coach

Ryan Cook

GKC head coach and high performance director, Ryan Cook will work with the Bangladesh team until the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He served as the assistant coach of South Africa A and South Africa Under 19 during the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2016 in Bangladesh. Cook was also the assistant coach at Hobart […]

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 […]