Category Archives: High Performance

Aiming for new heights – Amrit Singh

Amrit Singh, the Wolverhampton Cricket Club batsman attended the Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy in 2019. Whilst in the United Kingdom during the recent Cricket World Cup, Ryan Cook met up with him to discuss his current season and his reflections from the HPA. This young man continues to impress with his dedication to […]

Dutch Courage

Philippe Boissevain was no stranger to the GKC coaches as he touched down in Cape Town at the beginning of January 2019. He had been part of the previous High Performance Camps run by Gary Kirsten Cricket in the Netherlands in partnership with the Flamingos Cricket Club and KNCB. Having had exposure to Gary and […]

HPA 2019 : That’s a wrap!

High Performance Academy

A new exciting intake of 16 players assembled at the start of January for the Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy. There were some familiar faces, with a few South African based players who have previously been part of the GKC High Performance pipeline as well as some attendees from the 2018 edition who returned […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

High Performance Graduates Ready for First-Class Cricket

The Gary Kirsten Cricket 2016-2017 High Performance Programme reaches an exciting conclusion in the coming days. The three month long full-time programme which is headed by Gary Kirsten and his team of leading coaches once again attracted cricketers from around the world. It is an unparalleled cricketing development experience which seeks to prepare first-class players […]

GKC mentor Curro Coaches in Johannesburg

Gary Kirsten Cricket is swiftly extending its reach to all parts of the country. In January, Kirsten, Ryan Cook and Ryan van Niekerk ran a coaching workshop with 20 coaches from four Curro’s school’s at the Waterstone College. This engagement was part of the ongoing relationship between the GKC and the Curro School group. The […]

High Performance Academy

Gary Kirsten

Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy is in full swing having got underway at the start of November. The four-month-long programme has attracted eight players from around the world between the ages of 18-21. These players stand on the cusp of first-class cricket and the programme which is being held at the home of GKC […]

Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Progamme with International Flavour

The Gary Kirsten Cricket (GKC) High Performance Programme got underway in earnest at the Constantia Sports Complex this week. It is the first time that GKC is running a four-month long programme with cricketers from around the world. The talented group of semi-pros come from England, Holland, Denmark and Zimbabwe and are aged between 18 and 25. Ryan Van […]