Full name Paul Kirsten
Born October 30, 1969, Cape Town, Cape Province
Current age 46 years 274 days
Major teams Border, Griqualand West, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|First-class span||1992/93 - 1999/00|
|List A span||1990/91 - 1998/99|
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.
Thanks: Ashraf Conrad (email@example.com)
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
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"