New Zealand news September 18, 2012

Ten Doeschate to play for Otago Volts

ESPNcricinfo staff

Netherlands allrounder Ryan ten Doeschate will play for Otago Volts in the HRV Cup, New Zealand's T20 league, this season. Ten Doeschate was declared the Most Valuable Player the last time he played in the tournament - for Canterbury in the 2010-11 season - with 284 runs from nine games to be the second-highest run-getter in the league.

"I am really excited about having another opportunity to play in New Zealand. I really enjoyed the HRV Cup and the conditions that I encountered when I was last there a couple of years ago and can't wait to come back. Otago has a strong side for this season and I am looking forward to getting over there and making a contribution," ten Doeschate was quoted as saying by

Doeschate has represented Essex in the English domestic season this year, for the Clydesdale Bank40, Friends Life t20 and the LV County Championship. He was Essex's fourth-highest run-getter in the Friends Life t20. He has also played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, Mashonaland Eagles in Zimbabwe, Impi and Western Province in South Africa and Tasmania in Australia.

"We were looking for a player who can bat in the top order as well as being an option to us with the ball and Ryan fits that description perfectly. Ryan is an aggressive batsman which fits nicely with how our team wants to play this season," Otago Volts coach Vaughn Johnson said.

Ten Doeschate will arrive for the league in the middle of December and will be available for eight matches besides the finals.