Ryan ten Doeschate will continue to play for Essex until the end of the 2021 season.
Veteran all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate had his county debut way back in 2003. Having led Essex to three red-ball titles in four seasons, he then passed on the captaincy to Tom Westley by the end of last season. This year, he has also been a great part of the team’s fourth red-ball title as he took part in the just-concluded Bob Willis Trophy tournament. Today, he has decided to extend his contract with the club for one more year.
He says, ‘I'm delighted to extend my time at the club for another year. I feel that I have sustained my ability to contribute to the team this year and my hunger and passion for the game and the club is at an all-time high’.
In an interview with Essex head coach Anthony McGrath, he said, ‘Ryan is a massive player for us, both on the field and within the dressing room. He gives everything his all and you can't buy his attitude and experience, which has helped us get over the line on plenty of occasions, like in the Bob Willis Trophy Final last Sunday’.
‘He's also a fantastic leader and sets a great example for everyone in the changing room. For the younger players, being able to turn to him and ask him for advice is unbelievable and that will undoubtedly improve them as cricketers’, he added.
The 40-year-old player averaged 31.14 in the recent Bob Willis Trophy where the team has been declared the champions after their match with Somerset. More so, he had given out a stunning performance in the this year’s T20 Blast by scoring an average of 51. To know more about Essex and the said league, visit Betwala.
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