Paul Kirsten      

Full name Paul Kirsten

Born October 30, 1969, Cape Town, Cape Province

Current age 47 years 146 days

Major teams Border, Griqualand West, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Father - N Kirsten, Brother - G Kirsten, Half-brother - PN Kirsten, Half-brother - AM Kirsten

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 55 81 9 1519 91* 21.09 0 7 170 12
List A 63 45 19 663 67 25.50 0 1 76 6
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1992/93 - 1999/00
List A span 1990/91 - 1998/99
Profile

Western Province's first choice wicketkeeper since Richie Ryall retired a couple of seasons back. An athletic wicketkeeper with a flair for the spectacular, although it doesn't always come off. A useful right-handed batsman, especially in the limited-overs competition, he hits the ball hard and straight and has played a few invaluble innings for Province already. At the moment, Kirsten is a wicketkeeper who can bat, but with a few big scores in the 1997/8 season we could see another Kirsten seriously challenging for a berth in the South African team, especially so if his good understanding with incumbent test spinner Paul Adams is taken into account.

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Western Province debut 1995/96

Griqualand West 1992/93-1993/94

Western Province B 1994/95

Education: Rondebosch BHS, Diocesan College

Junior Representative Cricket: WP Nuff 1987-88

Country Fixtures Country Results
Pool B: Boland v Namibia at Paarl - Mar 23-25
Namibia 279 & 106/3 (38 ov) Boland 250
Cross Pool: Gauteng v Border at Johannesburg - Mar 23-25
Gauteng 492/3d Border 95/2 (30.2 ov)
Pool A: North West v S West D at Potchefstroom - Mar 23-25
S West D 226 & 169/8 (48 ov) North West 272
Pool A: Northerns v Northern Cpe at Pretoria - Mar 23-25
Northern Cpe 134 & 183/6 (61.1 ov) Northerns 292
Cross Pool: W Province v KZN-Inland at Cape Town - Mar 23-25
W Province 270 & 95/2 (28 ov) KZN-Inland 307
3rd Test: New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton - Mar 25-29
South Africa 93/3 (32.2 ov)
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