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Challenge accepted – Jamie Khan

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Jamie Khan touched down in Cape Town with high expectations, not only for himself but also for all the other players and coaches of the Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy 2019. “I wanted to challenge myself against a group of cricketers and learn from the best coaches in the world.” Jamie moves on by […]

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

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 […]

The Modern Batsman

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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 […]

GKC Netherlands Roadshow 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]