Ryan Neil ten Doeschate
(born 30 June 1980) is a South African-born cricketer
who plays internationally for the Netherlands
due to his Dutch ancestry. He has played cricket for Essex
He matriculated at Fairbairn College
in Goodwood, near Cape Town in 1998. Whilst at school, he excelled at both rugby and cricket.
As of 23rd March 2011, ten Doeschate has a One-Day International batting average of 67.00 from 33 matches. This is presently the highest batting average
in ODI cricket by a batsman with more than 20 innings, a considerable margin ahead of second place (Hashim Amla
, who averages 59.88), although his average is substantially skewed by the fact that the Netherlands seldom plays ODIs against top teams (only four of ten Doeschate's innings have been against test-playing nations). Nevertheless, his record against Test playing nations is still very good (an average of 42.57 from eight matches), and he holds the record for the highest individual innings by a player from an Associate Nation playing against a Test Nation, 119, scored in Nagpur
against England during the 2011 World Cup
. He also possesses a List A average of 46.87, which is presently the 12th highest in history; and, since it was largely attained in English and South African domestic competition, is much less skewed than his ODI average.
ten Doeschate was discovered by Essex when they went on a pre-season tour of South Africa. His all-round abilities for Western Province
caught their eyes. He is... Read More