GKC First Team to First Class Programme

We are proud to announce the stellar rise of two players from the GKC First Team to First Class Programme.

The programme helps young cricketers make the jump from amateur to professional cricket.

Ruan Haasbroek who joined our Johannesburg camp last year is our latest graduate.

The 19-year-old from Potchefstroom represented the SA Schools side last year and finally got his List-A debut in December when North West took on Western Province in Cape Town.

The right-handed batsman made 28 on debut and then went on to make a half century against Boland in his second game.

“Ruan’s progress just highlights the power of our programme. Well done to him. We wish him all the best,” Ryan Cook said.

Junaid Dawood is another graduate who joined the programme in 2015.

He made his debut for Eastern Province last October and has come on in leaps and bounds.

The 20-year-old took 13 wickets in List-A game against Namibia in Windhoek in January.

“It is an excellent effort for a guy who has limited experience. He is making some great contributions,” Cook added.