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Essex: Ryan ten Doeschate pens new two-year contract

Essex limited-overs captain Ryan ten Doeschate has committed his future by signing a new two-year contract with the Chelmsford side, that will keep him until the end of the 2016 season.

The Netherlands international has been with the Eagles’ since 2003, and has guided the county into the quarter finals of the T20 Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup last season.

The 34-year-old all-rounder, who also plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League  will now remain with the county until the summer of 2016.

“He is still a key player for us in all formats, and his captaincy of the one-day team last season was excellent,” Essex head coach Paul Grayson told club official website.

“Ryan has been a fantastic servant for Essex, and we are very pleased he has decided to extend his time here.”

Ten Doeschate has established himself as key player of the side, has made 21 centuries for the southern outfit with a first-class average of 46.26.

Ten Doeschate took twitter to express his feeling after extending his stay at Essex.

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