Ryan ten Doeschate

This is a Dutch name; the family name is ten Doeschate, not Doeschate.
Ryan ten Doeschate
Personal information
Full name Ryan Neil ten Doeschate
Born (1980-06-30) 30 June 1980
Port Elizabeth, Cape Province,
South Africa
Nickname "The Python"BD"[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Right-hand
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 30) 4 July 2006 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 18 March 2011 v Ireland
T20I debut (cap 10) 2 August 2008 v Kenya
Last T20I 13 February 2010 v Ireland
Domestic team information
2003–present Essex
2003-present Netherlands
2010 Canterbury
2010–2011 Tasmania
2011–2015 Kolkata Knight Riders
2012 Impi
2012–2014 Otago
2013 Chittagong Kings
2013 Gazi Tank Cricketers
2015 Adelaide Strikers
2016-present Karachi Kings
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 33 9 128 185
Runs scored 1541 214 7,638 5,002
Batting average 67.00 42.80 47.14 46.31
100s/50s 5/9 0/1 21/34 9/27
Top score 119 56 259* 180
Balls bowled 1580 204 9,943 4,960
Wickets 55 12 195 154
Bowling average 24.12 20.08 33.82 30.70
5 wickets in innings 0 0 7 1
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/31 3/23 6/20 5/50
Catches/stumpings 13/- 3/– 76/– 57/–
Source: CricketArchive, 6 February 2016

Ryan Neil ten Doeschate (Dutch pronunciation: ['tɛn 'dusxɑːtə]; born June 30, 1980) is a Dutch professional cricketer who has represented the Netherlands at both One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) level. Considered "one of the finest players the non-Test world has ever produced",[2] he has been named ICC Associate Player of the Year on a record three occasions, in 2008, 2010, and 2011. Ten Doeschate holds the highest batting average in ODI cricket by a batsman with more than 10 innings.

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.

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. Ten Doeschate's domestic commitments have prevented him from playing regularly for the Netherlands, with his most recent international match coming in 2011.

Early career

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

Domestic career

In 2003, 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 this year, 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[3] 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[4] 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.[5] 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.

Dutch career

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]

Then, marching to the crease at 6 for 2 chasing a Himalayan 354, he scythed 57 from 74 the only Dutchman to show some form of defiance in the face of adversity.

It was a beautifully crafted innings, with eight fours and a bludgeoned six off Justin Kemp over deep midwicket. He bettered it against Scotland with a runaway 70 at better than a run-a-ball proving the value of his exposure to so much one-day cricket.

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 the 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 2012, he wasn't part of the Netherlands squad that played in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in March because of “other cricket commitments.”

In warm-up match against Kenya ten Doeschate scored 98 not out from 92 balls as Netherlands beat Kenya by two wickets in a close World Cup warm-up match at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Netherlands chased down 264 with five balls to spare thanks to ten Doeschate's innings and useful lower-order cameos.

Ten Doeschate's century against England was the strongest statement the Associates made in the first week of the tournament. It was an innings that had all the makings of greatness; ten Doeschate began in sagely fashion taking time to read the pitch, before cutting loose with a variety of shots.

In a game against Ireland, ten Doeschate's century was his second of the tournament and he 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.


As of 2 April 2014, ten Doeschate has a One-Day International batting average of 67.00 from 33 matches. This is now the highest batting average in ODI cricket by a batsman with more than 10 innings, a considerable margin ahead of second place (Hashim Amla who averages 55.21), although his average is substantially skewed by the fact that the Netherlands seldom played ODIs against top teams.

Nevertheless, his record against Test playing nations is still very good, an average of 51.67 from eight matches. He also possesses a very strong List A average of 45.75, which was largely attained in English and South African domestic competition and is therefore much less skewed than his ODI average.

International centuries

One Day International centuries

Ryan ten Doeschate's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 109* 10  Bermuda Kenya Nairobi, Kenya Ruaraka Sports Club Ground 2007 Won
2 106* 20  Kenya South Africa Potchefstroom, South Africa Senwes Park 2009 Won
3 109* 25  Kenya Kenya Nairobi, Kenya Nairobi Gymkhana Club 2010 Lost
4 119 28  England India Nagpur, India Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium 2011 Lost
5 106 33  Ireland India Kolkata, India Eden Gardens 2011 Lost

T20Is half-centuries

Ryan ten Doeschate's T20Is Half-centuries
No. Score Against City Venue Year
1 56  Kenya Belfast Civil Service Cricket Club Ground 2008

T20 centuries

Ryan ten Doeschate's T20 Centuries
No. Score For Against City Venue Year
1 102 Essex Middlesex London Lord's 2010
2 121* Mashonaland Eagles Matabeleland Tuskers Harare Harare Sports Club 2011

Batting graph

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

International Awards

One-Day International Cricket

Man of the Match awards

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Canada Senwes Park, Potchefstroom 26 November 2006 49 (44 balls, 8x4) ; 10-0-43-2 ; 1 ct.  Netherlands won by 17 runs.[10]
2 Bermuda Ruaraka Club Ground, Nairobi 4 February 2007 8.3-0-37-3 ; 109 (125 balls, 9x4)  Netherlands won by 8 wickets.[11]
3 Bermuda VRA Ground, Amstelveen 8 August 2008 8-0-35-3 ; 47 (46 balls, 1x4, 2x6)  Netherlands won by 6 wickets (D/L).[12]
4 Kenya Senwes Park, Potchefstroom 1 April 2009 10-1-48-2 ; 1 ct. ; 106* (84 balls, 9x4, 3x6)  Netherlands won by 7 wickets.[13]
5 Bermuda Senwes Park, Potchefstroom 8 April 2009 67 (78 balls, 4x4) ; 10-2-51-3 ; 1 ct.  Netherlands won by 63 runs.[14]
6 Afghanistan VRA Ground, Amstelveen 30 August 2009 58 (89 balls, 1x4, 2x6) ; 9.5-2-35-4 ; 1 ct.  Netherlands won by 8 runs.[15]
7 England VCA Stadium, Nagpur 22 February 2011 119 (110 balls, 9x4, 3x6) ; 10-0-47-2  England won by 6 wickets.[16]

Twenty20 International Cricket

Man of the Match Awards

# Series Date Against Match Performance Result
1 2009 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2 August 2008 Kenya 56 (45 balls, 1x4, 3x6) ; 4-0-27-3 ; 1 ct.  Netherlands won by 19 runs.[17]
2 2009 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 4 August 2008 Scotland 4-0-23-3 ; 24* (18 balls, 1x4, 1x6)  Netherlands won by 5 wickets.[18]
3 2010 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 12 February 2010 Afghanistan 2-0-15-1 ; 1 ct. ; 24* (20 balls, 2x4)  Netherlands won by 4 wickets.[19]


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  2. "Ryan ten Doeschate". Cricinfo. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  3. "Tasmania sign ten Doeschate for Big Bash". Cricinfo. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  4. "Canterbury sign Ryan ten Doeschate for Twenty20". Cricinfo. 14 September 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  5. Ten Doeschate to play for Otago Volts
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  7. "India canter to huge win". Cricinfo. 6 March 2007. Retrieved 7 March 2007.
  8. ESPN Cricinfo
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  10. "ICC Tri-Series (in South Africa), 2006 - 1st match".
  11. "ICC World Cricket League Division One, 2007 - 10th match".
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  13. "ICC World Cup Qualifiers, 2009 - 5th match, Group B".
  14. "ICC World Cup Qualifiers, 2009 - 26th match, Group B".
  15. "Afghanistan in Netherlands ODI Series, 2009 - 1st ODI".
  16. "ICC Cricket World Cup, 2011 - 5th match, Group B".
  17. "ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2009 - 1st match, Group B Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  18. "ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2009 - 2nd semi final Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  19. "ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2010 - 13th match, Super Four Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015.

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