Possibly his finest innings for Essex came in 2009 when he scored an unbeaten 108 from 58 balls away to Derbyshire which secured promotion to the LV=CC Division I. He also has a reputation around the world as a Twenty20 specialist, and over the 2014/15 winter, he played in the Georgie Pie Super Smash in New Zealand, The Big Bash in Australia, and the IPL in India.
He was appointed the County’s Limited Overs captain at the start of 2014, and led the County to consecutive Quarter-Finals in both the NatWest T20 Blast, and the Royal London One-Day Cup.
In 2016, Ryan was appointed as Club Captain of Essex, taking over the role from James Foster. In his first season as Captain, ten Doeschate led the Club back to the promise land of Division One, helping the team clinch the solitary promotion slot. His team then defied all odds, and clinched a first County Championship for 25 years, with ten Doeschate an integral part of it.
Ryan etched his name in the Club’s history by captaining the side to a second Championship title in three years after a nail-biting conclusion to the 2019 season against Somerset.
He will go down as one of the best leaders in the Club’s history and stood down from the Captaincy later that year.
The Dutchman continues to be an integral part of the squad and was instrumental in the route to the Bob Willis Trophy.