ten Doeschate to join Kent as Batting Coach

Monday 20th December 2021

Men’s First Team

ten Doeschate to join Kent as Batting Coach

Kent Cricket is delighted to announce that former Netherlands international Ryan ten Doeschate will join the Club as Men’s Batting Coach.

The 41-year-old, who retired from the professional game as a player after the 2021 season, will join-up with Kent Cricket from 1 January 2022.

As a player, ten Doeschate featured in teams across the globe in franchise cricket, winning titles in the Indian Premier League (IPL), New Zealand’s Super Smash, as well as captaining Essex in England – overseeing multiple successes across all forms of the game.

The former all-rounder made 57 appearances for the Netherlands in international cricket, most notably scoring two centuries in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, finishing his international career with an ODI batting average of 67.00.

On joining Kent as Men’s Batting Coach, ten Doeschate said: “I’m excited to be given the opportunity to work with Matt Walker and the Kent squad, especially with the talented group of players that have just won the Vitality Blast and will compete in Division One of next season’s LV= Insurance County Championship.

“I’m ready to start a new chapter of my career and use my experience and that of some of the others I’ve worked with to influence and improve the players and the group.”

Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, said: “We are delighted to welcome ‘Tendo’ to the Club following his recent retirement as an outstanding player.

“He is a proven leader with two Championship wins under his captaincy at Essex, and he already has a varied coaching CV. He will bring with him a winning mentality and all the experience of a successful playing career into an ambitious Kent dressing room keen to learn.

“Equally important, I have no doubt that he will fit in extremely well with Matt Walker, who he has played alongside in his career, and Simon Cook to create a really exciting coaching team at Kent.”

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