Ryan ten Doeschate

Ryan Neil ten Doeschate (Dutch pronunciation: ['tɛn 'dusxɑːtə]; born 30 June 1980) is a Dutch–South African cricketer who has represented the Netherlands at both One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) level. He has been named ICC Associate Player of the Year on a record three occasions, in 2008, 2010, and 2011.

Ryan ten Doeschate
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ten Doeschate in 2013
Personal information
Full nameRyan Neil ten Doeschate
Born (1980-06-30) 30 June 1980 (age 39)
Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
NicknameThe Python BD, Tendo[1]
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 30)4 July 2006 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI18 March 2011 v Ireland
T20I debut (cap 10)2 August 2008 v Kenya
Last T20I2 November 2019 v PNG
Domestic team information
2010–2011Mashonaland Eagles
2011–2015Kolkata Knight Riders
2013Chittagong Kings
2013Gazi Tank Cricketers
2014/15Adelaide Strikers
2015Dhaka Dynamites
2016Karachi Kings
2016Comilla Victorians
2018Rajshahi Kings
2019Lahore Qalandars
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 33 22 188 225
Runs scored 1,541 533 10,766 6,053
Batting average 67.00 44.41 45.61 45.17
100s/50s 5/9 0/3 29/49 11/31
Top score 119 59 259* 180
Balls bowled 1,580 210 10,952 5,469
Wickets 55 13 212 174
Bowling average 24.12 18.84 33.92 30.21
5 wickets in innings 0 0 7 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 4/31 3/23 6/20 5/50
Catches/stumpings 13/– 4/– 118/– 68/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 2 November 2019

Born and raised in South Africa, ten Doeschate signed with Essex CCC for the 2003 English season, qualifying under the Bosman ruling through his Dutch (and hence European Union) citizenship. A right-handed all-rounder, he first represented the Dutch national team at the 2005 ICC Trophy, and has since played a number of other tournaments for the side, including the 2009 World Twenty20 and the 2011 World Cup. At the latter tournament, ten Doeschate scored 119 runs against England, the first ODI century by a Dutch player against a full member of the ICC. Ten Doeschate now lives in Loughton.

At domestic level, ten Doeschate first established himself as a regular for Essex during the 2006 season, and was named the team's limited-overs captain for the 2014 season. He has also represented a number of professional Twenty20 sides in other countries, including franchises in Australia's KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, the Bangladesh Premier League, the Indian Premier League, New Zealand's HRV Twenty20, South Africa's MiWay T20 Challenge, and Zimbabwe's Stanbic Bank 20 Series.

Early careerEdit

He matriculated at Fairbairn College in Goodwood, near Cape Town in 1998. While at school, he excelled at both rugby and cricket.

Domestic careerEdit

In 2003, Graham Gooch was on tour with Essex in South Africa and saw ten Doeschate's talent for the first time in a match against a Western Province second XI. Against Essex, he first excelled with the ball in a four-day game.

He then did well with the bat in a one-dayer. It did not take long for Gooch to talk to old friend Peter Kirsten one of the Western Province coaches who mentioned ten Doeschate's EU citizenship passport that would make him eligible to play in England.

In 2008, ten Doeschate became one of the cornerstones of a strong Essex team and enjoyed success with them by winning the Friends Provident Trophy and Pro40 Division 2. During a Clydesdale Bank 40 match against the Derbyshire Falcons, ten Doeschate managed 109 not out as the Essex Eagles won on the Duckworth-Lewis method.

In 2010, ten Doeschate led the batting averages for Essex in England's Friends Provident t20, making 296 runs in six matches at an average of 59.20. He also had best economy-rate for his side, conceding 6.81 runs an over, though he bowled only 11 overs.

In 2010, he signed with Tasmania[2] for the Twenty20 Big Bash in 2010/11. He was joined Pakistan fast bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan as Tasmania's two international players the season.

Ten Doeschate was declared the Most Valuable Player the last time he played in the tournament for Canterbury[3] in the 2010/11 season with 284 runs from nine games to be the second-highest run-getter in the league.

He was also their joint fourth-highest wicket-taker, with 12 wickets in nine games at an average of 17.66 and played a key role in their wins over Wellington and Otago early in the competition.

In January 2011, ten Doeschate was picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the IPL 2011 Auction for $150,000. ten Doeschate also was the first Associate player to win an IPL contract. His selection made ten Doeschate the second Dutch player after Dirk Nannes to play in the Indian Premier League.

In 2011, he smashed 121 not out off 58 balls to lead Mashonaland Eagles to the final of the Stanbic Bank 20 Series. Ten Doeschate's hundred helped Eagles beat Matabeleland Tuskers by 23 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in the qualifying final and set up a clash with Mountaineers. He struck eight sixes and six fours in his innings and was unperturbed by wickets falling at the other end.

In 2012, he signed Otago Volts in the HRV Cup, New Zealand's T20 league.[4] During the season ten Doeschate finished second on the runs-scorer list with 401 runs in 10 innings at an average of 50.12.

In 2013, in the Bangladesh Premier League, The Kings needed one batsman to take charge, and after Brendan Taylor left that responsibility was taken by ten Doeschate. Ten Doeschate finished as the second highest run-scorer of the tournament. The form of Ravi Bopara had initially led to ten Doeschate being benched; ten Doeschate held firm, and in the crucial moments, his stylish shots came out readily when required. Even when wickets were falling at the other end, and he was struggling with his timing, ten Doeschate had an answer case in point, the second semifinal against the Sylhet Royals when he struck a vital 44 off 28 balls to steer the Kings home, and into the BPL final.

In 2013, ten Doeschate and Hamish Rutherford produced exhilarating performances with the bat as Essex beat Scotland by 125 runs at Chelmsford. The home side reached 368 for 7 to record their highest 40-overs total before their opponents responded with 243 for 8. ten Doeschate thrashed his way to 180 as his best limited-overs score for the county while New Zealand international Rutherford powered his way to 110 on his Essex debut with the pair posting 230 in 22.1 overs, a new county record for the fourth wicket in List A matches.

In 2016 he was appointed captain of Essex in First-Class cricket. In his first season in this capacity, he led Essex to promotion to first division of the County Championship. Remarkably, under his leadership, Essex won the Championship in their first year back in the upper division. No longer considered a bowling option except in emergencies, his batting alone justifies his place in the team and is augmented by his captaincy and dynamic fielding. In January 2019, he stepped down as the captain of Essex after leading his club for four straight seasons.[5]

International careerEdit

In successive innings in international matches for The Netherlands in the ICC Intercontinental Cup competition in 2005 and 2006 he scored 84, 158, 138, 100 and finally 259 not out in the victory over Canada in December 2006. This latter innings set a new record for the competition, breaking the mark of 247 established by Bermuda's David Hemp earlier in the same tournament.[6]

Ten Doeschate was selected in the Netherlands squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. In a warm-up match prior to the World Cup, he captured five wickets against a strong India team. His haul included the wickets of Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.[7] He followed this up by scoring 57 runs off 74 balls.

In the opening match of the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, he contributed to the shock defeat of the host nation England by the Netherlands by bowling opening batsmen Ravi Bopara and Luke Wright and being the not out batsman with a score of 22.[8]

October 2010, ten Doeschate was named Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year at the ICC Awards in Bangalore. He had previously won this award in 2008. During the qualifying period, he made one century and three half centuries in ODIs.[9] Ten Doeschate won over Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad and the Irish duo of Trent Johnston and Kevin O'Brien. In 2011 he was chosen ahead of Afghanistan fast bowler Hamid Hassan and the Irish centurions in the 2011 Cricket World Cup, Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien, during the awards ceremony in London.

In a game against Ireland, ten Doeschate became the third player after AB de Villiers and Sachin Tendulkar to score two centuries in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. The 121-run stand between ten Doeschate and Peter Borren is the highest for the fifth wicket for Netherlands in ODIs.

On 14 November 2017, ten Doeschate was recalled to the national set up after almost a six-year international absence in order to help the Dutch qualify for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[10]

In February 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named ten Doeschate as one of the ten players to watch ahead of the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament.[11]

In September 2019, he was named in the Dutch squad for the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament in the United Arab Emirates.[12] Ahead of the tournament, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named him as the key player in the Dutch squad.[13]

Batting graphEdit

ODI batting career of Ryan ten Doeschate as of 13 July 2012 with career batting average (left) and 10 innings moving average (right).

T20 franchise careerEdit

He has represented Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL and was one of their key-players. In September 2018, he was named in Balkh's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.[14] The following month, he was named in the squad for the Rajshahi Kings team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League.[15]


  1. ^ "Player Profile: Ryan ten Doeschate". Cricinfo. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Tasmania sign ten Doeschate for Big Bash". Cricinfo. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Canterbury sign Ryan ten Doeschate for Twenty20". Cricinfo. 14 September 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  4. ^ Ten Doeschate to play for Otago Volts
  5. ^ "Ten Doeschate steps down as Essex captain". Ilford Recorder. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  6. ^ "ten Doeschate sets new record". Cricinfo. 6 December 2006. Retrieved 13 December 2006.
  7. ^ "India canter to huge win". Cricinfo. 6 March 2007. Retrieved 7 March 2007.
  8. ^ ESPN Cricinfo
  9. ^ "Ryan ten Doeschate is Associate Player of the Year". Cricinfo. 6 October 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  10. ^ "Ryan ten Doeschate set for Netherlands return". ESPNCricinfo. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  11. ^ "10 stars to look out for at CWCQ". International Cricket Council. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Ryan Campbell announces squad for T20 World Cup Qualifier". Royal Dutch Cricket Association. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Team preview: Netherlands". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League 2018 – All you need to know from the player draft". CricTracker. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Full players list of the teams following Players Draft of BPL T20 2018-19". Bangladesh Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 October 2018.

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