Tuesday 16 October 2007 

New Two-Year Deal For Ryan Ten Doeschate At Essex

Essex all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate has signed a two-year contract extension up until the end of the 2010 season.

The 27-year-old, who was already committed to the County up to 2008, has now established himself as an integral member of the Essex team in all forms of the game.

Ten Doeschate enjoyed his best year with the bat to date in the Championship in 2007, scoring 845 runs @ 42.25 including three centuries.

In addition, the Netherlands international achieved best one-day bowling figures (5-50 against Gloucestershire Gladiators in the Friends Provident Trophy) and best one-day league bowling (3-28 against Gloucestershire Gladiators in the NatWest Pro40).

Speaking to the Essex CCC website (www.essexcricket.org.uk), ten Doeschate said:

“I’m happy to sign this contract because it shows Essex still want me and I’m part of their long-term plans.

“Now my sights are set on improving once more in 2008. My first goal is to work on my bowling – which I know I’ve said before but I believe I can still make progress with it – so that I can aim to score 1000 Championship runs and take 20 Championship wickets next season.

“In terms of one-day cricket I was happy with my bowling last season but need to produce more with the bat next year.”

Essex Chief Executive David East told the Essex CCC website:

“Ryan’s progress with the Club has been exceptional. Year-on-year he has demonstrated his rising stature in the game. Ryan is clearly a pivotal member of our squad – evidenced by the performances he has given – and our commitment together until 2010 is a reflection of this.”

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