ESSEX COUNTY CRICKET CLUB have announced that Ryan ten Doeschate has stood down from his role as club captain.
Ten Doeschate initially took the captaincy in 2016 and led Essex to the County Championship Division Two title that year, followed by winning the Division One title in 2017 and 2019 – the former, going the entire campaign without losing.
Speaking to www.essexcricket.org about ten Doeschate’s decision, Essex Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, explained: “Ryan has been a phenomenal Club Captain and as Head Coach, I couldn’t have asked for any more from him.
“His commitment and dedication to the Club is second to none, and if you look at the position Essex were in before he took over and compare it to where they are now, a lot of that rise is down to Ryan.
“Now is the right time for someone else to take the reins and lead the team. It’s important to remember that Ryan isn’t stepping away from Essex, he’s still very much part of this Club and I’m sure he will continue to have a positive presence both on and off the field.”
Meanwhile, Essex Cricket Chairman, John Faragher, added: “During his time as Club Captain Ryan has shown outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills, both of which have been a major factor in the Club’s success over the last four years.
“To win Division Two and then two Championship titles in four years is a remarkable achievement and he steps down with the Club in a strong position for further success.”