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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 […]

Callum leads the way

“Looking to experience a new cricket environment in a different country and to work on specific aspects of my game with the best coaches I could possibly work with” was Callum Lea’s motivations for joining the Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy 2019. Callum hails from Worcestershire, in the midlands of the United Kingdom. Having […]

Runs on the Broad

Justin Broad, who has plied his batting trade in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town during his school days for Rondebosch Boys High School and Western Province has quickly adjusted to new conditions in Essex with 153 not out in his first fixture of the season playing for Bury St Edmunds in the East Anglian […]

Sock tans and croaky voices

Starfield Sports

By Ryan Cook Having recently concluded a High Performance Camp in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, as part of a launch event for the partnership of Gary Kirsten Cricket with Starfield Sports, an academy involved in various sports with cricket as its flagship, I was amazed by the unbridled passion and love for the game which I […]

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 […]

Rotating the Strike

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These three words are very easy for the coach to roll off the tongue but often very difficult for players to execute, especially in difficult batting conditions. The nuances of being able to perform this skill effectively needs to be understood for coaches of all levels. The ability to be able to keep the scoreboard […]

HPA sets sights on new heights

The applications for the Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy 2019 have been completed with an exciting group of 12 international players and 4 local players to attend this elite course from January to March next year. This is the 5th year the GKC HPA will be running and year by year the course continues […]