Kemp admitted he never realized when he started his post-graduate studies at the University of Cape Town in marketing, how much time, energy and research was necessary to succeed.
The 37-year old former South African test and One Day International cricketer is also the 50 % owner of a fishing tackle supplier in the commercial and recreational industry, Big Catch, in Paarden Eiland.
“It is a 24/7-schedule and it is very challenging, but I know in a year my studies will be finished and I can benefit from it the rest of my life,” Kemp added.
The Cobras player said one of his goals is to make sure he is bowling fit and ready for next season.
He was very pleased with his batting last season, which yielded 374 runs in the four-day campaign at an average of 74.80.
Unfortunately, an ankle injury at a very inappropriate moment just prior to the Momentum One Day Cup final ruled him out of that match at Newlands following a competition in which he featured at the top of the bowling averages.
The many injuries during the season were a source of frustration. “It made it very difficult to get into the rhythm with the ball, although I performed well in the Momentum One Day Cup competition. It was a bit of a stop-start-affair,” commented Kemp.
The lanky cricketer is still very committed to the Cobras-cause and keen to make an impression.
Producing with the bat in the middle-order will be part of his goals. “Unfortunately, I have neglected by matting throughout the years. It has irked me a bit,” he added.
His numbers don’t reflect that he has been underperforming with the bat, as Kemp has struck 16 first-class centuries at an average of 34.66, and three tons in List A-cricket at an average of 34.23.
Chances are that the experienced match-winning all-rounder could just produce three figures in another List A-game in the 2015/2016-season to bolster his tally to 20 combined tons in first-class and List A-cricket.