Ryan ten Doeschate, the Netherlands allrounder, has been named the Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year at the ICC Awards ceremony in Bangalore. He was chosen by the jury over Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad and the Ireland duo of Trent Johnston and Kevin O'Brien. He has won this award for the second time - his first came in 2008.
During the voting period - from August 24, 2009 to August 10, 2010 - ten Doeschate played for the Netherlands in five ODIs, making one century and three half-centuries. He averaged 121.33 at a strike rate of 79.30. He also played four Twenty20 Internationals for his country, scoring 94 runs at an average of 47. In the one ICC Intercontinental Cup fixture he played during this period, ten Doeschate scored an unbeaten 212 against Kenya, striking 22 fours and seven sixes in his first innings, and claiming 7 for 174 in the game with his medium pace.
ten Doeschate couldn't attend the award but was delighted to receive the prize. "I'm really upset that I am unable to attend tonight's ceremony to accept my second ICC award. I feel extremely privileged to be once again recognised by the ICC and the Voting Academy for my performances this year.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the KNCB (the Netherlands board) and my team-mates as well as the ICC for the continued support it shows to Associate and Affiliate cricket."