Rupes Kitzinger

From Toft Cricket Club

Full name Rupert Charles Kitzinger

Born March 24, 1979, Chertsey, Surrey

Major teams Dorset, Marylebone Cricket Club

Also known as Rupes

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Other Coach, Administrator

Height 6 ft 8 in

Education Royal Grammar School, Guildford and Durham University

Rupes is a giant of a man at 6'8" tall.

He has had a long and successful career with Dorset CCC, the highlight of which was the MCCA one day final at Lord's in 2006.

Rupes KitzingerRupes is a genuine and intelligent cricketer who grew up through the ranks at Surrey CCC as a top order batsman and it was not until his last days at school (Royal Grammar School, Guildford) when, as captain, he took the ball and began to bowl seriously.

He then coached himself to be an accurate and economical fast-medium bowler.

As a bright student of the game he worked his way through ECB coaching qualifications and has worked as a player/coach in New Zealand for Te Puke CC in the Bay of Plenty and also for the prestigious Kowloon Cricket Club in Hong Kong.

He was a coaching ambassador for the ECB and Lord's Taverners in 2008 to New Zealand and he works as the head coach and manager of the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy.

Rupert Kitzinger - ECB Level III Coach and Head of Coaching and Manager at the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy - is coaching at KCC until the end of the 2008/09 season]]Rupes also tutors ECB Coach Education courses and is the coach of the very successful Sussex CCC Women.

Rupes Kitzinger – Head Coach and Academy Manager

Rupes is the tallest member of our coaching team at 6’8” and has been involved since the very first Academy. He also manages all Academies and is involved in setting up new venues.

‘Being part of bringing Fred’s vision to life has been great to be involved in. To see so many children be inspired to play cricket and hear the reports of improvements as a result of attending the Academy makes all the hard work worthwhile! I love it when I get emails or phone calls to say how well a player has done since being with us. I had been involved in several courses as a coach before AFCA and I felt restricted as a coach working in a stale environment. AFCA is the complete opposite to this and it gets the best from the coaches which gets the best from the players.’

Played for

Minor Counties Championship Dorset (2004-2012) Minor Counties Trophy Dorset (2004-2012) Cheshire Premier League Toft (2006-2011) Bowdon (2007-2008) Surrey Premier League Farnham (2005) Miscellaneous Dorset (2004-2005) Dorset B (2005) Marylebone Cricket Club (2006-2012) Bowdon (2008) Toft (2009-2010) Bramhall (2012-2013)

Sussex Seniors take title

From left to right:

Back Row – Rupert Kitzinger (coach), Daniel Elliot (physio), Chiara Green, Holly Colvin, Sara Lord, Izi Noakes, Laura Marsh, Charlotte Burton, Charlotte Russell, Laurie Walker (scorer), Terry Burton (Manager)

Front Row – Hannah Phelps, Sarah Taylor, Sophie Parnell , Alexia Walker (captain), Lucy Uncles, Rosalie Birch, Caroline Atkins